From a Watchdog in Coos Bay
Date: Tue, May 20, 2014 at 5:57 AM
Subject: Oregon law re publishing ballot
I understand that it is a violation of Oregon law to post your marked ballot on the Internet with a clear attempt to influence other voters. Am I informed correctly? If so, how may I file a complaint and with which organization? Thanks.
The person discussed below is a an Oregon county commissioner - if that makes a difference in your answer. Thanks.
From: SOS Elections <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, May 20, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Subject: RE: Oregon law re publishing ballot
Thank you for your inquiry. ORS 260.695 used to prohibit showing a marked ballot to another person, but that provision was repealed in the last legislative session. The repeal was made by SB 1515, which went into effect April 1, 2014. A synopsis of election law changes from the last session, including this change, can be found here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/2014-Synopsis.pdf
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Alana J. Cox
Oregon Secretary of State, Elections Division
255 Capitol Street NE, Ste 501
Salem, OR 97310