Elections Process and History

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Sunset at Smith Rock with the Crooked River flowing through it. (Photo courtesy Charlie McLaughlin)
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

State Senate-Representative District Maps

Also see Find Your Legislators for more detailed maps via Oregon State Legislature