Laws, Rules, Restrictions and Statistics

Governing the Elections Process

The Election Law Summary​ (PDF) presents an overview of how Oregon tries to ensure qualified candidates, clean campaigns and fair balloting.

​​Administrative Rules and Statutes

​​Access Oregon Administrative Rules pertaining to the Elections Division.​

Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter
Administration of Election Laws 246 (PDF)
Qualification and Registration of Electors 247 (PDF)
Political Parties; Presidential Electors 248 (PDF)
Candidates; Recall 249 (PDF)
Initiative and Referendum 250 (PDF)
Voters' Pamphlet 251 (PDF)
Absent Electors 253 (PDF)
Conduct of Elections 254 (PDF)
Special District Elections 255 (PDF)
Election Contests; Recounts 258​​​​ (PDF)
Campaign Finance Regs.; Election Offenses 260​​​​ (PDF)

Election Law Changes

Read a synopsis of the 2013 revisions (PDF) and 2014 revisions (PDF) to Oregon election laws, enacted in the last legislative session.

Statistical Sampling Rules

Review Statistical Sampling Rules for Signature Verification (PDF), which is the formula used for random sampling for ballot initiative petitions.

Federal Acts Involving Voting

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