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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Elections Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Elections Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Elections Division assures the uniform interpretation and application of Oregon’s election laws. The division provides the public, elected officials, candidates, the media and interested parties with advice and assistance in all matters related to elections.

 

The division receives candidate filings for state offices, initiative and referendum petitions, campaign contribution and expenditure reports, and other election documents. The division publishes and distributes the state Voters’ Pamphlet for primary and general elections. Complaints of alleged election law violations are investigated and processed by the Elections Division.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Public Service Bldg., 255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 501, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-986-1518
Fax: 503-373-7414
General E-mail: elections.sos@state.or.us
Contact: Jim Williams, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Brenda Bayes
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 246260
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog