Measure Filing

County and District Measures

The filing officer for a County or District measure must insure the following conditions have been met:

Ballot Title
The ballot title must be a concise and 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 in which to contest the wording of the ballot title.

Finding the proper wording for your tax measure is important. A useful handbook to use when writing 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. Additionally, consulting with your district's legal counsel is highly encouraged.

Explanatory Statement
The explanatory statement must be a simple, understandable, impartial statement, which explains the measure and its effect. This is required only 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 the Manager of Records and Elections. Both sides will be given one-half hour to present their side of the issue. The Manager of Records and Elections will determine if and or how the wording of the statement should be changed.

Filing Deadlines for County & District Measures
March 13, 2018 Special Election
     First day to file: September 8, 2017
     Last day to file: January 11, 2018

May 15, 2018 Primary Election
     First day to file: January 12, 2018
     Last day to file: March 15, 2018

September 18, 2018 Special Election
     First day to file: March 16, 2018
     Last day to file: July 19, 2018

November 6, 2018 General Election
     First day to file: July 20, 2018
     Last day to file: September 6, 2018

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, please contact the City Manager's Office
City of Adair Village (offsite link, opens in new window): 541-745-5507
City of Albany (offsite link, opens in new window): 541-917-7524
City of Corvallis (offsite link, opens in new window): 541-766-6901
City of Monroe (offsite link, opens in new window): 541-847-5175
City of Philomath (offsite link, opens in new window): 541-929-6148

Filing Forms

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 120 NW 4th St Room 13, Corvallis, OR 97330.

SEL 801 Notice of County Measure Election
SEL 802 Notice of City Measure Election
SEL 803 Notice of District Measure Election
SEL 805 Request for Ballot Title - Preparation or Publication of Notice

County Voters' Pamphlet
First, determine if there will be a County Voters' Pamphlet produced for this election. Inclusion in the County Voters' Pamphlet is optional with a fee. Please refer to the County Voters' Pamphlet page for instructions, deadlines and fees.