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Report: County worker altered ballots

Nov. 2, 2012 at 5:32 PM   |   Comments

OREGON CITY, Ore., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Oregon prosecutors said they are investigating possible felony violations involving a Clackamas County elections worker who may have tampered with ballots.

Willamette (Ore.) Week reported an elections worker is alleged to have filled in blanks on ballots returned to the county for the Nov. 6 election. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the publication said the elections worker -- whose name wasn't reported -- filled in ballots for a straight Republican ticket in races in which voters left their ballots blank.

Under Oregon law marking someone else's ballot is a Class C felony, the report said.

"We are investigating felony violations of Oregon election laws which allegedly took place in Clackamas County and involved a temporary county elections' employee's tampering with cast ballots," Oregon Department of Justice spokesman Jeff Manning told Willamette Week.

Clackamas County Clerk Sherry Hall was unavailable for comment and a spokesman for the county had no comment, the publication said.

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