Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: Info Request
I cannot find out on the SOS website, but can you tell me, is the Oregon ballot a "secret ballot?" Several people have questioned whether their vote is private and I cannot find that answer.
How much of the ballot info is public information? If you have a link to this info that would also be helpful, thank you.
We do not have anything on our website that talks about the ballot being secret and I will pass that on to the web designers. To answer your question, the ballots are secret. The only time they are not is for military and overseas voters who wish to fax or scan their ballots back to the counties. In these cases the voter must sign a waiver form stating that they know their voter will not be secret.
The ballot is not public information unless the voter shares that information. Oregon does have voters that post their voted ballots on Facebook before they mail or drop off the ballot.
If you have any questions please let me know,