SALEM — Election officials are looking into a complaint that a consultant who's running the campaign to defeat two Oregon tax hikes has been sending surveys to voters that look too much like actual ballots.

SALEM — Election officials are looking into a complaint that a consultant who's running the campaign to defeat two Oregon tax hikes has been sending surveys to voters that look too much like actual ballots.

The complaint was filed by the League of Women Voters of Oregon, which supports the tax hikes that will be on Oregon's Jan. 26 ballot.

The league says it's worried the surveys sent out by consultant Mark Nelson could confuse some voters and make them think they're actually returning their mail ballots.

Nelson says the surveys are designed to gauge voter sentiment on the tax increases, not to confuse anyone. He also says he's used similar surveys in the past without a problem.

— The Associated Press