Oregon Statutes - Chapter 251 - Voters' Pamphlet - Section 251.255 - Filing arguments for or against measure; fee or petition; size of argument space; rules.

(1) Not later than the 70th day before a general election or the 68th day before a special election held on the date of any primary election at which a state measure is to be voted upon, any person may file with the Secretary of State a printed or typewritten argument supporting or opposing the measure.

(2) A person filing an argument under this section shall pay a fee of $500 to the Secretary of State when the argument is filed or may submit a petition in a form prescribed by the Secretary of State containing the signatures of 1,000 electors eligible to vote on the measure. Each person signing the petition shall subscribe to a statement that the person has read and agrees with the argument. The signatures on each petition shall be certified by the county clerk in the manner provided in ORS 249.008. The petition shall be filed with the Secretary of State.

(3) The Secretary of State by rule shall establish the size and length of arguments permitted under ORS 251.245 and this section. The size and length of an argument may not exceed 30 square inches or 325 words. The size and length limitations shall be the same for arguments submitted under ORS 251.245 or this section. [Formerly 255.415; 1989 c.646 §1; 1995 c.712 §45; 1999 c.318 §18; 2005 c.797 §55]

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