Oregon Statutes - Chapter 246 - Administration of Election Laws; Vote Recording Systems - Section 246.590 - Loans from State Treasurer for purchase of voting equipment or computers; Voting Machine Account.

(1) The State Treasurer, in the capacity of investment officer for the Oregon Investment Council, may lend moneys in the investment funds as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.820 for the acquisition of:

(a) The voting machines or vote tally systems that the Secretary of State has contracted to sell to a county.

(b) Computers or computer systems for the purpose of maintaining and updating elector registration files or for establishing cross-county elector registration files, including those that the Secretary of State has contracted to sell to a county.

(2) The Voting Machine Account is established in the General Fund. The account consists of moneys lent to the Secretary of State under this section and payments collected from counties under ORS 246.600. Moneys in the account are continuously appropriated to the secretary for:

(a) The purchase of voting machines or vote tally systems or computers or computer systems described in subsection (1) of this section; and

(b) Repayment of moneys lent under this section, plus interest.

(3) Moneys lent under this section shall be repaid within five years together with interest at a rate agreed upon by the State Treasurer and the Secretary of State. [Formerly 258.425; 1993 c.713 §62; 1995 c.144 §17; 2005 c.755 §6]

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