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This bill requires each county clerk to file annual report with Secretary of State identifying each voter and reason for moving name to inactive status during previous calendar year extending the registration of an elector indefinitely due to an elector not voting or updating the elector’s registration. It effectively removes Oregon voter roll maintenance and creates a disadvantage to effectively prepare for elections, know who are electors, increase costs of elections, open elections to higher risk for corruption.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
People seldom notify the elections office of a move, until they register to vote from a new address. Their new address may be out of state. We should not leave a voter on the list indefinitely, People move on the average of every 4 years. Younger people move more often.
This bill will require more ballots to be sent to people who have moved. The county clerk must mail a notice to each elector whose registration becomes inactive before the first primary and before the general election.
This bill prevents the county clerk to do voter list maintenance. One of their chief responsibilities. Oregon allows 10 years of inactivity before removing an inactive voter. The NVRA only suggests 4 years and then removal. We are way beyond that requirement at 10 years. This bill would remove this safeguard altogether. People registered at local colleges and universities would never have their voter record updated from the dorms. Apartment dwellers would have numerous ballots delivered to them from all the previous residents from this time forward, every election. It will increase costs of elections. Facilitate Voter Fraud. Disclose protected voter status, by delivering mail to an address that is no longer accurate, but once was a valid address.
County Clerks are in charge of their election. This will prevent them from maintaining the voter rolls in their area.