2013 ORS § 247.965¹
When residence address of elector exempt from disclosure as public record
  • request for exemption

(1) Any elector may request the county clerk to keep the residence address of the elector exempt from disclosure as a public record under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated).

(2) The county clerk shall keep the residence address of an elector exempt from disclosure as a public record under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) if the elector making the request demonstrates to the satisfaction of the county clerk that the electors personal safety or the safety of any family member residing with the elector is in danger if the electors address remains available for public inspection.

(3) The county clerk shall automatically mail a ballot to an elector whose residence address is exempt from disclosure under this section.

(4) An exemption from disclosure granted under this section shall remain in effect until the elector requests termination of the exemption or the elector is required to update the electors registration. If the elector is required to update the electors registration, the elector may apply for another exemption from disclosure.

(5) An exemption from disclosure granted under this section includes an exemption from disclosure of the residence address of an elector under ORS 247.940 (List of active electors) or 247.945 (List of county or statewide electors).

(6) A county clerk shall not be held liable for:

(a) Granting or denying an exemption from disclosure under this section; or

(b) Any unauthorized release of a residence address granted an exemption from disclosure under this section. [1993 c.616 §2; 1995 c.742 §9; 1999 c.410 §21]