Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Secretary of State investigating case of 100 election ballots delivered too late

A sweeping Democratic victory on Election Day wasn’t enough to prevent a post-election headache for one of Oregon’s most powerful party operatives and her Portland lawyer. Becca Uherbelau, executive director of Our Oregon, and Steve Ungar, the group’s counsel, have until Wednesday to explain to state regulators why they turned in nearly 100 ballots the […]
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Defend Oregon, Left-Leaning Political Action Committee, Under Investigation for Turning In Ballots a Day Late 

On Wednesday, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office announced it was opening an investigation into the circumstances of an unnamed group turning in 97 ballots after the 8 pm deadline on Nov. 6. Source: Defend Oregon, Left-Leaning Political Action Committee, Under Investigation for Turning In Ballots a Day Late – Willamette Week

State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is investigating the return of 97 ballots by Our Oregon a day after the general election deadline. Richardson’s office announced the investigation Wednesday, Nov. 14, triggered by notice from Multnomah County. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State launches probe after box of ballots surfaces

With the Election Past, Redistricting is Next. Kevin Mannix Has a Ballot Measure For That.

Kevin Mannix wants to change the way Oregon draws congressional and legislative districts. The secretary of state’s elections division announced on Friday afternoon that Mannix has turned in the sponsorship signatures for a proposed 2020 ballot measure that would amend the procedure laid out in the Oregon constitution for re-drawing legislative and congressional districts. Source: […]
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Cybersecurity at Oregon data center is better, but has ways to go

The state has made strides in getting rid of obsolete equipment and conducting vulnerability scans, but cybersecurity roles are still poorly defined and incident monitoring is murky. An audit published this week by the Oregon secretary of state found the state government’s data center had improved considerably on its cybersecurity practices, which had long been […]
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Today is Election Day. Turn in your ballot by 8 p.m.

If you haven’t voted yet, it’s too late to put your ballot in the mail but you can drop it off at one of hundreds of secure locations around the state. Source: Today is Election Day. Turn in your ballot by 8 p.m.

Oregon officials confident election systems are secure

Elections officials reiterated the security of Oregon’s procedures amid national concerns about foreign interference in this year’s midterms and reports earlier this month that Oregon voter information was being peddled online. State and county officials say they have buttressed the state’s voting systems against intruders. “I am confident that Oregon’s voting system is as safe […]
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‘You can’t hack paper’: How Oregon fights election meddling

“Throw them on the scrap pile.” Oregon officials of both parties say voting machines are inferior to their vote-by-mail system. Election officials across the U.S. are worrying about whether their aging voting machines will fail next Tuesday, whether hackers will try to create chaos and whether voters will even show up to vote. In Oregon, […]
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Oregon voters on track to achieve highest turnout in 25 years

With just days to go, Oregon is on track to achieve the highest voter turnout in a non-presidential election in a quarter-century. Nearly one-third of registered voters had returned their ballots to county election offices by the close of business Thursday, compared with the normal rate of about 28 percent. Source: Oregon voters on track […]
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Ballot Returns Remain Strong in Oregon and Democratic Turnout Edge Continues

Money continues pouring into governor’s race and Michael Bloomberg gives big again to battle proposed grocery tax ban. Ballot returns remain strong for the Nov. 6 general election, according to figures complied by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Source: Ballot Returns Remain Strong in Oregon and Democratic Turnout Edge Continues – Willamette Week