Oregon Property Tax Measure Approval (2010)
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Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote requires that, for majority vote to approve property tax measure, the number of "yes" votes must comprise 35 percent of jurisdiction's registered voters.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains current law allowing property tax approval by simple majority vote at May/November elections and at elections with 50 percent voter turnout.
Summary: Amends constitution. Current law allows measures increasing, renewing, or imposing new property taxes to be approved by a simple majority of voters at a May/November election and at an election where at least 50 percent of the registered voters cast ballots; number of "yes" votes approving measure need not comprise any particular percentage of registered voters. Property tax measures raise money for local government services, including schools, law enforcement, libraries, parks, and other uses. Measure raises voter threshold for approving property taxes; requires number of "yes" votes approving measure to equal/exceed 35 percent of jurisdiction's registered voters; specifies that elections failing to meet these turnout and approval standards be deemed "null and void for lack of sufficient public interest or support." Other provisions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements
According to the secretary of state, supporters did not file signatures in an attempt to qualify the measure for the 2010 ballot. 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.
- Details of the Oregon Property Tax Measure Approval
- Full text of proposed act
- April 16, 2009 letter from Attorney General of Oregon certifying a ballot title
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