Your official 2003 September Special Election Voters' Pamphlet provides you with information about Measure 29, a statewide measure referred by the legislature. Additionally, you can find information about vote-by-mail and voter registration, as well as contact information for county elections officials across the state.
For Measure 29, you will find the ballot title, estimate of financial impact, the complete text of the proposed measure, an impartial statement explaining the measure and all arguments filed by proponents and opponents of the measure. The ballot title, estimate of financial impact and explanatory statement for the referral were written by the legislature.
Citizens or organizations may file arguments in favor of, or in opposition to, measures by purchasing space for $500 or by submitting a petition signed by 1,000 voters. Arguments in favor of a measure appear first, followed by arguments in opposition to the measure, and are printed in the order in which they are filed with the Secretary of State's office.
Because Measure 29 was referred to Oregon voters by the Legislature, you will find a "Legislative Argument in Support" for the measure. Oregon law allows the Legislature to submit, at no cost, an argument in support of each measure it refers to the people.
The Voters' Pamphlet has been compiled by the Secretary of State since 1903, when Oregon became one of the first states to provide for the printing and distribution of such a publication. One copy of the Voters' Pamphlet is mailed to every household in the state. Additional copies are available at the State Capitol, local post offices, courthouses and all county election offices.
ESPAÑOLUna versión en español de algunas partes de la Guía del Elector está a su disposición en el portal del Internet cuya dirección aparece arriba. Conscientes de que este material en línea podría no llegar adecuadamente a todos los electores que necesitan este servicio, se invita a toda persona a imprimir la versión en línea y circularla a aquellos electores que no tengan acceso a una computadora.
YOUR VOTED BALLOT MUST BE RETURNED (POSTMARKS DO NOT COUNT) TO YOUR COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE BY ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2003.
County Elections Offices are open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.