Mark Nelson's
Kate Brown
Senate Bill 1062, introduced at Brown's request, requires stronger notice that an

imitation ballot is not official, sets a minimum 36-point font size for the disclaimer and

imposes tougher penalties to deter violations.

“We cannot have any uncertainty about when a ballot is fake and when it's official,”

Brown said after the vote Thursday. “This bi-partisan vote sends a strong message that

we must prevent any possibility of misunderstanding. The law has been insufficient and

this vote takes a huge step toward avoiding the possibility of confusion.”

The bill now will be considered by the Oregon House.

Brown, the state's chief elections officer, won her first race by seven votes.

“Confusion by even one voter over where to send a ballot,” she said, “is one voter too

many. Every vote matters.”