2007 ORS 253.030¹
Application for ballot
  • primary election
  • rules
  • continuing validity of application

(1) Before an election any elector may apply to the clerk for the absentee ballot of the election.

(2) An application for an absentee ballot must be received by the clerk not later than 8 p.m. the day of the election.

(3) If an applicant not affiliated with any political party desires to vote in any major political party primary election, the applicant may request and shall be sent a ballot for a major political party if that political party has provided under ORS 254.365 (Voting at primary election by major party members and nonaffiliated electors) for a primary election that admits electors not affiliated with any political party.

(4) Application for an absentee ballot may be made in any manner designated by the Secretary of State by rule, including in writing, by electronic mail or by using a facsimile machine. As used in this subsection, "facsimile machine" means a machine that electronically transmits or receives facsimiles of documents through connection with a telephone network.

(5) If an elector desires, the elector’s application shall be valid for every subsequent election until the elector otherwise notifies the clerk or is no longer an elector of the county. [Amended by 1957 c.641 §3; 1959 c.458 §2; 1969 c.676 §2; 1975 c.675 §29; 1977 c.179 §3; 1979 c.190 §203; 1985 c.471 §8; 1987 c.719 §6; 1989 c.503 §36; 1991 c.107 §4; 1991 c.168 §1; 1993 c.493 §24; 1995 c.607 §78; 1995 c.712 §48; 1999 c.999 §42; 2007 c.155 §9; 2007 c.881 §9]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Incarcerated per­sons eligible to register and receive absentee ballots, (1974) Vol 36, p 1053

Chapter 253

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of this chapter to elec­tion immediately after referral, (1972) Vol 36, p 140

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 253—Absent Electors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­253.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 253, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­253ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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