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It’s time to challenge 2018 Initiative Petition #44 Draft Ballot.

Secretary of State Elections Division

Contact: | 503-986-1518 | Toll Free 1-866-673-VOTE

Initiative Petition

The Elections Division received a draft ballot title from the Attorney General on May 1, 2018, for Initiative Petition 2018-044, proposed for the November 6, 2018, General Election.


Requires firearms be locked during storage/transfer, loss reported, minors' use supervised; imposes penalties/liabilities

Chief Petitioners

Henry Wessinger 1000 SW Vista Ave #1105 Portland, OR 97205

Vincenza Passalacqua (Jenna Yuille) 1704 19th St. NW #9 Washington, DC 20009

Paul Kemp 8710 SE 137th Avenue Happy Valley, OR 97086


Written comments concerning the legal sufficiency of the draft ballot title may be submitted to the Elections Division. Comments will be delivered to the Attorney General for consideration when certifying the ballot title.

Additionally, the Secretary of State is seeking public input on whether the petition complies with the procedural constitutional requirements established in the Oregon Constitution for initiative petitions. The Secretary will review any procedural constitutional comments received by the deadline and make a determination whether the petition complies with constitutional requirements.

To be considered, draft ballot title comments and procedural constitutional requirement comments must be received in their entirety by the Elections Division no later than 5 pm:

Comments Due

May 15, 2018

How to Submit

Scan and Email to

Fax to 503.373.7414

Mail to 255 Capitol St NE Ste 501, Salem OR 97310

More information, including the draft ballot title and text of the petition, is contained in the IRR Database available at
It’s time to fight this with our draft ballet title challenges. I know it’s not as important as IP-43 but it's still pretty important none the less.
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