County Referendum Petition Process:
Certification of Measure to Ballot (ORS 250.221 and 254.108)
County Elections Official
After the signature verification process has been completed and it has been determined that the referendum has enough valid signatures to qualify as a county measure, the county elections official assigns a measure number to the qualified measure in the following manner:
- Measure numbers are assigned in the sequence the petitions were filed with the county for signature verification. Each county measure number is preceded by a unique county prefix number. Ballot measure numbers will not be repeated.
- After issuing the qualified referendum a measure number, the county elections official assigns the measure to the appropriate election.
- For initiative and referendum timeline for ballot placement click here.
Deadline for the County Elections Division to Conduct the Election
The election will be held at the next available election date which is no sooner than the 90th day after the referendum petition was filed for signature verification with the county elections official.