County and District Measures
The ballot title must be a concise and an impartial statement of the purpose of the measure. There is a ballot title review process. The Elections Office publishes ballot titles in a newspaper with general circulation in the area of the district filing the measure. Anyone who feels the ballot title does not comply with the filing requirements has seven business days to contest the wording of the ballot title.
Proper wording for your tax measure is important. A useful handbook when writing a tax measure is the Tax Election Ballot Measures: A Guide to Writing Ballot Measures for Property Taxing Authority, published by the Oregon Department of Revenue. Please refer to it before submitting your measure and consult your district's legal counsel.
The explanatory statement must be a simple, understandable, impartial statement, which explains the measure and its effect. This is required when a County Voters' Pamphlet is printed. There is no cost for this filing.
If an explanatory statement is contested because it does not comply with the requirements above, the following process will be observed. A date and time will be set for the person contesting the explanatory statement to appear before Records and Elections Director. Both sides will be given one-half hour to present their side of the issue. The Records and Elections Director will determine if and or how the wording of the statement should be changed.
Filing Deadlines for County & District Measures
|Mar 12, 2024 Special||May 21, 2024 Primary||Aug 24, 2024
|Nov 5, 2024
|First day to file SEL805||Aug 21, 2023||Dec 26, 2023||Mar 4, 2024||Jun 10, 2024|
|Last day to file SEL805||Dec 22, 2023||Mar 1, 2024||Jun 7, 2024||Aug 16, 2024|
|Last day to file SEL801/803/804||Jan 11, 2024||Mar 21, 2024||Jun 27, 2024||Sep 5, 2024|
|Last day to file Explanatory Statement||Jan 11, 2024||Mar 21, 2024||Jun 27, 2024||Sep 5, 2024|
SEL 805 Request for Ballot Title
SEL 801 Notice of County Measure Election
SEL 803 Notice of District Measure Election
SEL 804 Withdrawal - Notice of Measure Election
Filing forms must be typed or typed information attached to form. Once the forms have been completed, print them for submission either in person or by mail. An original signature is required. The forms are also available at Elections Office 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333.
For city measures, contact your city recorder or manager. Cities must also show proof that they have complied with all laws relating to required publications and challenged processes at the time of filing.
For City Measure Filing Deadlines, visit their website or call the City Manager's Office
City of Adair Village 541-745-5507
City of Albany 541-917-7524
City of Corvallis 541-766-6901
City of Monroe 541-847-5175
City of Philomath 541-929-6148