PORTLAND, Ore. – In addition to the investigation of suspected ballot tampering in Clackamas County, another ballot controversy is brewing in Oregon.
The postal service is delivering mail-in ballots that lack proper postage, despite Oregon’s law that says mailed ballots need postage.
Election officials are counting those ballots that lack the necessary postage.
Every vote counts and the goal of elections leaders is to encourage voters to take part in the process. So it would seem fitting that the postal service is delivering all ballots, regardless of stamps.
But "(Oregon law) clearly says that the voter is responsible for putting postage on the ballot if it’s going to be returned," said Tim Scott, the director of elections in Multnomah County.