About Us

​​​​​​​The Oregon Secretary of State is one of three constitutional offices created at statehood. Oregon’s Secretary of State is Oregon’s chief elections officer, chief auditor, chief archivist, and oversees business and nonprofit filings. 

The Secretary of State also serves as one of three members of the State Land Board and as the chair of the Oregon Sustainability Board. Under Article V, Section 8a of the Oregon Constitution, if there is a vacancy in the office of Governor, the Secretary of State becomes governor. ​ 

As an independent constitutional officer, the Secretary of State answers directly and solely to the people of Oregon.

​Our Mission​

Build trust between the people of Oregon and their state government so Oregonians trust the public services that can make a positive difference in their everyday lives.​

Our Vision

We envision an Oregon without barriers where everyone has equitable access to our democracy, available tools to achieve economic success, our state resources are efficiently used and accountable to the public, and where we honestly acknowledge our state’s history. We lead with our values and believe every voice should be heard.

We Value

Access For All

We seek to identify and actively eliminate barriers.


We are honest and true with ourselves and others.


We share stories, using plain language to increase understanding and impact.


​We strive to understand all viewpoints.


Learn About the​​ Divisions

The Secretary of State presides over seven divisions. ​ Learn more about each division:

  • Audits
  • Business Services
  • Corporation
  • Elections
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • State Archives