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Ballot Harvest Season May Be Over
Spotlight on election integrity

Oregon's vote-by-mail system has been criticized for having the ballots out of the hands of the voter and the County elections officials -- therefore subject to manipulation or being discarded. Now, one Southern Oregon lawmaker wants to address at least part of the problem.

The National Conference of State Legislatures has identified at least three states in which legislation has passed in the last few years, tightening the laws on who is allowed to return a ballot -- some in the name of election integrity. Here in Oregon, State Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Malin) is proposing to make ballot harvesting, or turning in anyone else's ballot, except for family, against the law. HB 3196, introduced by Reschke, would ban the practice and make almost everyone turn in their own ballot.

Representative Reschke said, "Oregonians deeply care about ensuring our elections are indeed the express will of the people by ending the shady practice of ballot harvesting."

In November 2018, a liberal political group called Defend Oregon, associated with Our Oregon, an political arm of the public employee unions was fined over $95,000 for harvesting ballots which they never turned in.


--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2021-02-25 07:16:46Last Update: 2021-02-24 10:22:30



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