OAR 165-007-0280
Spanish Language Ballots

A county elections official may choose to prepare and make available an official ballot translated into Spanish for any election. If a county chooses to prepare and make available a Spanish language official ballot the following procedures must be followed:


Not later than the 70th day before any election the county elections official must notify the Division in writing of the official’s decision to prepare and make ballots available in Spanish. The notice must include the method by which Spanish ballots will be made available to electors and the method by which those ballots voted and returned by 8pm on election night will be tallied.


To guarantee consistency of translated material the county elections official must use the Secretary of State’s certified vendor for translation; and


The cost of translation must be paid directly to the vendor by the county.

Source: Rule 165-007-0280 — Spanish Language Ballots, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=165-007-0280.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 165-007-0280’s source at or​.us