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|Elector needs to re-register and update party affiliation for every election.
|Elector does not need to re-register or update party affiliation, unless they would like to make a change to their voter registration/ change party affiliation.
|Every elector receives the same ballot for the Primary Election.
|Oregon has closed Primary Elections. The Primary Election is a nominating election. Whatever party you are registered with as of April 30, 2024, is the nominating ballot you will receive. (Registered as Non-affiliated or minor party, only non-partisan races; Registered Democratic, Democratic candidates and non-partisan races; Registered Republican, Republican candidates and non-partisan races).
|The Sheriff race can be won in the Primary Election.
|The Sheriff position is in the Oregon Constitution and must be elected in the General November Election. It is possible for one candidate to be nominated in the Primary Election, if they receive the majority of the votes (50% +1).
|Election results are final 8pm Election night.
|Election results are not final until the Election is certified. Voters whose signature is challenged or who forgot to sign their ballot, have 21 days to rectify their issue, so that their vote may be counted.
|An appointed County Clerk is not under Secretary of State direction.
|ORS 246.820 Order to compel county clerk, city elections officer or elections official to comply with interpretation, rule, directive or instruction. (1) Whenever it appears to the Secretary of State that a county clerk, city elections officer or a local elections official has failed to comply with an interpretation of any election law made by the Secretary of State under ORS 246.110 or has failed to comply with a rule, directive or instruction made by the Secretary of State under ORS 246.120, 246.140 or 246.150, the Secretary of State may apply to the appropriate circuit court for an order to compel the county clerk, city elections officer or local elections official to comply.
|ORS 254.485 Tally of Ballots allows for elections to be hand counted.
|Directive 2022-4, requires elections with over 500 active registered voters to us a vote tally system approved for use under Oregon Law. A county-wide election for Klamath County does not qualify to do a hand count of ballots.
|Board of County Commissioners can decide how elections can run at the local level.
|ORS 246.110 - "The Secretary of State is the chief elections officer of this state, and it is the secretary's responsibility to obtain and maintain uniformity in the application operation and interpretation of the election laws." See ORS 246.820 above.
|Election law can be changed at the local level.
|Election law requires a legislative change by legislators or by the initiative petition process at the state level. If Klamath County approved an order, measure, ordinance, etc.. violating election law (Constitution, Statute or Directive) it would be litigated in court.
|Klamath County uses Dominion?
|Klamath County uses Clear Ballot. County election offices in the state use, Clear Ballot, ES&S and Hart.