ORS 247.017
Transfer of voter registration materials to Secretary of State from Department of Transportation
  • opt-out of voter registration
  • rules


(1)

The Secretary of State shall by rule establish a schedule by which the Department of Transportation shall provide to the secretary electronic records containing the legal name, age, residence and citizenship information for, and the electronic signature of, each person who meets qualifications identified by the secretary by rule.

(2)

Upon receiving the electronic record for, and electronic signature of, a person described in subsection (1) of this section, the Secretary of State shall provide the information to the county clerk of the county in which the person may be registered as an elector. The secretary or county clerk shall notify each person of the process to:

(a)

Decline being registered as an elector.

(b)

Adopt a political party affiliation.

(3)

If a person notified under subsection (2) of this section does not decline to be registered as an elector within 21 calendar days after the Secretary of State or county clerk issues the notification, the person’s electronic record and electronic signature submitted under subsection (1) of this section will constitute a completed registration card for the person for purposes of this chapter. The person shall be registered to vote if the county clerk determines that the person is qualified to vote under Article II, section 2, of the Oregon Constitution, and the person is not already registered to vote.

(4)

A county clerk may not send a ballot to, or add to an elector registration list, a person who meets eligibility requirements until at least 21 calendar days after the Secretary of State or county clerk provided notification to the person as described in subsection (2) of this section.

(5)

The Secretary of State shall adopt rules required to implement this section. [Formerly 802.090; 1995 c.742 §2; 2007 c.555 §4; 2015 c.8 §1]
Note: The amendments to 247.017 (Transfer of voter registration materials to Secretary of State from Department of Transportation) by section 23c, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019, become operative January 1, 2021. See section 26, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2021, is set forth for the user’s convenience.
247.017 (Transfer of voter registration materials to Secretary of State from Department of Transportation). (1) The Secretary of State shall by rule establish a schedule by which the Department of Transportation shall provide to the secretary electronic records containing the legal name, age, residence and citizenship information for, and the electronic signature of, each person who meets qualifications identified by the secretary by rule.

(2)

Upon receiving the electronic record for, and electronic signature of, a person described in subsection (1) of this section, the Secretary of State shall provide the information to the county clerk of the county in which the person may be registered as an elector. The secretary or county clerk shall notify each person of the process to:

(a)

Decline being registered as an elector.

(b)

Adopt a political party affiliation.

(3)

If a person notified under subsection (2) of this section does not decline to be registered as an elector within 21 calendar days after the Secretary of State or county clerk issues the notification, the person’s electronic record and electronic signature submitted under subsection (1) of this section will constitute a completed registration card for the person for purposes of this chapter. The person shall be registered to vote if the county clerk determines that the person is qualified to vote under Article II, section 2, of the Oregon Constitution, and the person is not already registered to vote.

(4)

A county clerk may not send a ballot to, or add to an elector registration list, a person who meets eligibility requirements until at least 21 calendar days after the Secretary of State or county clerk provided notification to the person as described in subsection (2) of this section.

(5)

In addition to providing electronic records to the Secretary of State under subsection (1) of this section, the Department of Transportation may by rule develop, and require the availability or use of, any form or application the department determines is necessary to ensure compliance with the voter registration provisions of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-31).

(6)

The Secretary of State shall adopt rules required to implement subsections (1) to (4) of this section.

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