Administration of Election Laws

ORS 246.210
County clerk to supervise local elections officials


Subject to the directives and instructions prepared and distributed or given by the Secretary of State under ORS 246.120 (Directives, instructions and assistance to county clerks) or 246.140 (Election law conferences for county clerks), a county clerk may exercise general supervision of administration of election laws by each local elections official in the county for the purpose of achieving and maintaining a maximum degree of correctness, impartiality, efficiency and uniformity in the administration by local elections officials. In this regard the county clerk may assist local elections officials in answering questions concerning the proper administration of election laws.


If under this section two or more county clerks exercise general supervision of the same local elections official, the county clerks shall cooperate and coordinate to insure uniformity of general supervision. [1957 c.608 §9; 1979 c.190 §11; 1985 c.448 §2]


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Jun. 26, 2021