Oregon Statutes - Chapter 246 - Administration of Election Laws; Vote Recording Systems - Section 246.200 - County clerk to conduct elections; exceptions.

(1) Except as otherwise provided by law, the county clerk is the only elections officer who may conduct an election in this state. For purposes of this section, the conduct of an election includes, but is not limited to, establishing precincts, preparing ballots and sample ballots, and receiving and processing votes.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section:

(a) The county clerk is not the only elections officer who may accept and verify a filing for nomination or filing of a petition, prepare a votersí pamphlet or ballot title, or prepare or publish an election notice; and

(b) The Secretary of State may receive ballots as provided in ORS 253.585. [1979 c.317 §1; 1983 c.350 §63a; 1987 c.535 §1; 2003 c.64 §3; 2007 c.154 §4]

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