By Kiera Morgan
Recently because of some hot topics coming up for elections in Lincoln City such as city council and DLWID board members, VRD’s and water topics have had some are trying to increase the voting pool in hopes of getting votes for what they would like to see happen in an election. Before elections recently emails and letters have been sent out to property owners around Devil’s Lake and in the Roads End area asking that people who own property there as a second home change their voting registration to be able to vote on topics concerning Lincoln City.
This begs the question can Oregonians change their voter registration frequently with the result that they effectively shop for elections in different areas each year. However according to Dana Jenkins County Clerk your primary residence where you live is where you are able to be registered as a voter. “If you own a second home and are at that residence for six months or more you can change your voter registration to that address during the time you are there.”
According to the clerks office the person’s residence shall be the place in which habitation is fixed and the person intends to return. According to the secretary of state’s office the county clerk is responsible for determining if a person is registered at the correct address. If the county clerk determines that the person is registered at the wrong address, the clerk cancels the registration record and sends the case to the Elections Division to determine if the person knowingly made a false statement about their address on their voter registration.