Administration of Election Laws
Requirements for approval of equipment
(1)A voting machine may not be approved by the Secretary of State unless the voting machine is constructed so that it:
(a)Secures to the elector secrecy of voting.
(b)Provides facilities for voting for the candidates of as many political parties or organizations as may make nominations and for or against as many measures as may be submitted.
(c)Permits the elector to vote for any person and as many persons for an office and upon any measure for which the elector has the right to vote.
(d)Permits the elector, except at a primary election, to vote for all the candidates of one party or in part for the candidates of one party and in part for the candidates of one or more other parties.
(e)Correctly records on a separate ballot the votes cast by each elector for any person and for or against any measure.
(f)Provides that a vote for more than one candidate cannot be cast by one single operation of the voting machine or vote tally system except for President and Vice President and electors for those offices.
(g)Provides that straight party pointers shall be disconnected from all candidate pointers.
(h)Contains a device that will duplicate the votes cast by each elector onto a paper record copy.
(i)Contains a device that will allow each elector to view the elector’s paper record copy while preventing the elector from directly handling the paper record copy.
(2)A vote tally system shall be:
(a)Capable of correctly counting votes on ballots on which the proper number of votes have been marked for any office or measure that has been voted.
(b)Capable of ignoring the votes marked for any office or measure if more than the allowable number of votes have been marked, but shall correctly count the properly voted portions of the ballot.
(c)Capable of accumulating a count of the specific number of ballots tallied for a precinct, accumulating total votes by candidate for each office, and accumulating total votes for and against each measure of the ballots tallied for a precinct.
(d)Capable of tallying votes from ballots of different political parties, from the same precinct, in a primary election.
(e)Capable of accommodating the procedure established under ORS 254.155 (Order of candidate names on ballot).
(f)Capable of automatically producing precinct totals in either printed, marked, or punched form, or combinations thereof. [Formerly 258.165; 1987 c.267 §6; 1993 c.713 §47; 1995 c.712 §6; 1999 c.999 §31; 2005 c.731 §3; 2005 c.797 §66]
See annotations under ORS 258.165 in permanent edition.