2007 ORS 253.080¹
Duties of clerk on receipt of ballot
  • manner of counting ballots

(1) Upon receipt of an envelope containing a marked absentee ballot, the clerk shall keep it safely in the office and, before delivering the ballot for counting, shall compare the signature of the absent elector which appears on the back of the absentee ballot envelope with that upon the applicant’s registration card. If the signatures appear to be the same, the envelope shall be marked in order to indicate that the ballot may be counted.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the absentee ballots shall be counted and returns shall be made, as nearly as possible, in the same manner as for other ballots cast at the election. [Amended by 1957 c.641 §6; 1961 c.92 §1; 1979 c.190 §209; 1991 c.107 §9; 1999 c.410 §30]

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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.