Oregon Ballot Title Requirement Initiative (2010)

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An Oregon Ballot Title Requirement Initiative (temporarily titled as Initiative 41) did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment.

As of July 2, the state's petition drive deadline, no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

Ballot title

The certified ballot title for Initiative 41 was:[1]

Amends Constitution: Provides requirements for ballot titles; allows public comment and appeal to panel of retired judges.

Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote provides constitutional requirements regarding the clarity, accuracy, and impartiality of ballot titles; allows public comment and appeal to a panel of retired judges.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote rejects constitutional requirements for ballot titles; retains statutory requirements regarding clarity, accuracy, and impartiality; retains statutory procedure for public comment, Supreme Court review.

Summary: Amends Constitution. Current statutes provide requirements regarding clarity, accuracy, impartiality of ballot titles for measures, and procedure for public comment and Supreme Court review. Measure creates constitutional requirements regarding clarity, accuracy, and impartiality of ballot titles; ballot titles must be simple, understandable to average voters; must use parts of speech normally used in conversation; articles and conjunctions not counted toward statutory word limits. Measure allows public comment, appeal of ballot titles for compliance with measure; appellant must provide alternative ballot title; panel of retired judges chooses alternative best serving voters and most closely complying with measure. Measure's effect on current statutory procedure for judicial review is unclear. Ballot titles for tax measures describing fiscal effect on government must project effect on typical taxpayer. Other provisions.

Path to the ballot

See also: Oregon signature requirements

Petitions for an initiated constitutional amendment required eight percent of 1,379,475, or 110,358 signatures. The deadline for filing signatures for the November 2, 2010 ballot was July 2, 2010. As of July 2 no signatures were submitted in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot.

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