SB 249 VOTE:NO
Died In Committee on 06/26/21
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB249
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview
This bill will allow the opening of Mail-in ballots when received by the County Clerk removing the restriction that ballots can only be counted one week before the election.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Without Poll watchers or ballot counters, this could lead to election fraud! No ballot-counting should take place with out poll watchers, Period!
Opening mail-in ballots upon receiving them could potentially start as soon as three weeks before the election when there would be no poll watcher or ballot counters. Leaves the ballot counting up to the County Clerk.