Elections Process and History

Low tide at Cannon Beach.
Low tide at Cannon Beach. This photo was a finalist in the contest to be on the Oregon Blue Book cover. (Photo courtesy Pilar C. French) ​
The “Oregon System”—procedures for initiative, referendum and recall—gained Oregon national recognition for the degree of citizen involvement in the processes of self-government. Most recently, vote-by-mail has drawn national attention to Oregon. This detailed history of elections in Oregon illustrates the tangible results of participation in our government. 

General and Historical Information

Voting and Voter Registration

Recent Election Information

Oregon Election and Initiative History

State Officials, U.S. Senators and Representatives History

Election Maps

Legislative Distric​t Maps​​​ (Find who represents you)