I am no fan of the Oregon law that allows third parties to collect and deliver ballots. But the law is the law, and apparently some election officials and members of law enforcement don’t understand the law.
Fact is, however, this remains legal in Oregon, and the state legislature refuses to change the law because politicians want to have their campaigners collect ballots. I don’t like it, it makes Oregon almost unique, and I’ve been trying to get the law changed. I blogged about it two years ago
I don’t like what the canvassers did in West Linn, but it is legal.
P.S. I don’t want to defend Rep. Julie Parrish who is in hot water over some robocalls questioning voters’ registration status, but the WWeek reference to her Facebook page is inaccurate–she correctly states that third party ballot collection is legal, just in her opinion, the canvassers must have broken the law because:
Come on now…..if the police made them take the ballot back…that should say something to you….I believe the West Linn PD over the House Democrats Spokesperson….