No Fake Emergencies!


Frequenty Asked Questions

We have answers.


How many signatures do you need?

It takes 149,360 signatures to put a measure on the ballot which changes the constitution, for this cycle. That means we need to gather about 200 signatures per day.


When do you have to turn in signatures by?

Signatures have to be turned in by July 2, 2022.


I see you have the downloadable single-signer eSheets on your website. Weren't these made illegal?

Here are the rules:

Five and Ten Line: These have the title printed on it, so if a circulator is standing on a street corner in the middle of the forest in Harney County, they can put a 5 or 10 liner on a clipboard and ask a registered voter to sign it. If the voter is skeptical, they can read the title (the "title" is not just a headline -- it is an explanatory statement and "result of a yes vote" and "result of a no vote") which was written by the Attorney General, so they have an official, approved description of what they are signing -- not just the circulator, saying "hey, sign this and free beer and puppies and kittens."

A circulator can download these 5 and 10 line petitions and print them out, but you have to be careful, because some people don't know how to download and print. They print them out and not all the text shows up on the page and they think, "well, that's ok" or they can't print two-sided, so they skip the "cover page" or they print the cover page and then staple it to the sheet and they think, "well, that's ok" or they print the signature side in portrait mode and they think, "well, that's ok." Those sheets are all invalid because the Secretary of State didn't know if the circulator really had the title associated with the signature page at the time that the voter signed or not.

If a circulator is able to print these out correctly, or, better, requests them to be snail mailed to them from the chief petitioners, they can be standing on a street corner in the middle of the forest in Harney County and happily ask registered voters to sign.

Single Signer eSheets: A circulator cannot be standing on a street corner in the middle of the forest in Harney County and have a bunch of these printed out on a clipboard and ask people to sign because they DO NOT have the title printed on them, and you do not know what you are signing and the circulator is probably going to say "hey, sign this and free beer and puppies and kittens" and the voter will think "that's great," but it's really just doubling your taxes and giving the money to Kate Brown to use for vacations (not really, though).

We can put these on our web page, where the title is available for all to read and then if a voter likes it, they can download it for themself and sign it and mail it in. Or, if their aunt Matilda can't really operate a printer or is out of toner, she can ask them to sign one for you. You will notice, if you click on the download link on this web page, it takes you first to a page where it has the title and even the complete text of the measure, before it will let you download a page.

You'll notice that when you sign these now, you have to sign twice: Once that you agree with the initiative and once that you swear that you printed it out for yourself or asked someone to do it, and it wasn't just some guy standing on a street corner in the middle of the forest in Harney County mumbling something about free beer and puppies and kittens.


What is an "Emergency Clause?"

The people of the State of Oregon retain the right to veto any act of the legislature, unless it has an Emergency Clause, where the bill is declared to be an Emergency. Then, the people cannot veto the act.


I have completed sheets. Where do I send them to?

No Fake Emergencies
2570 Greenwood Road S.
Independence, OR 97351


I am from the media and I want to speak with someone from the campaign. How can I contact you?



Wasn't this circulated a few years ago? What happened?

Yes, this was circulated for the 2016 election and fell just shy of the number needed to qualify for the ballot. The text is exactly the same as it was in 2016, so if you signed that one, you'll certainly want to sign this one.


How do they come up with the number 149,360 signatures needed to change the Constitution?

It's a math equation in the Oregon Constitution:

Article IV
Section 1. (2)(a) The people reserve to themselves the initiative power, which is to propose laws and amendments to the Constitution and enact or reject them at an election independently of the Legislative Assembly.

(b) An initiative law may be proposed only by a petition signed by a number of qualified voters equal to six percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the election at which a Governor was elected for a term of four years next preceding the filing of the petition.

(c) An initiative amendment to the Constitution may be proposed only by a petition signed by a number of qualified voters equal to eight percent of the total number of votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the election at which a Governor was elected for a term of four years next preceding the filing of the petition.

This was the result of the last election for Governor:

Aaron Auer21,145
Nick Chen29,927
Kate Brown934,498
Knute Buehler814,988
Patrick Stearnes53,392
Chris Henry11,013
Misc3,034
Total1,866,997


Since this initiative will amend the Constitution, you take 8% of 1,866,997 and you get 149,359.76 which rounds to 149,360