Measure Filing

County and District Measures

Ballot Title
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.

Explanatory Statement
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.

County and District Measure Filing Process
To learn more, see County, City and District Referral Manual at the Secretary of State website.

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







Filing Forms
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
Explanatory Statement
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.

City Measures

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