State of Oregon
Online Voters' Guide
Statewide Special Election
November 4, 1997

Dear Oregonian,

On November 4, 1997, Oregon will conduct a special statewide election to decide two ballot measures referred to voters by the 1997 Legislature. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters between October 15 and 17. This election is the seventh statewide election conducted by mail, continuing Oregon’s tradition of innovation and service to its citizens.

You will receive a ballot only if you are registered to vote in Oregon by October 14. To register to vote, or to update a registration, see the section of this Voters’ Pamphlet entitled, “Voter Registration.”

In this Voters’ Pamphlet, you will find information about each referred measure, including the complete text of the measure, an estimate of its direct financial effect on government revenues and expenditures, a short explanation written by a committee of Oregonians knowledgeable about the measure, and arguments for and against each measure. Space for arguments is sold to anyone who pays the $300 fee or submits the signatures of 1,000 registered voters.

Sight-impaired persons can obtain a tape copy of this Voters’ Pamphlet by calling Independent Living Resources at (503) 232-7411.

Your voted ballot must be received by county elections officials no later than 8:00 p.m. November 4, 1997. Postmarks do not count. Please exercise your right to vote.


Phil Keisling
Secretary of State

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