Elections Division - SOS

Public Service Building
The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Elections Division. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20160310-9226​)

Present Duties

Voting is central to democracy. The division oversees state elections, ensuring that voting reflects the will of the citizenry. It’s also in charge of the initiative, referendum and referral process. By interpreting and applying election laws, the division helps uphold the democratic process. By logging data on past elections, it serves as chronicler and statistician. Modernizing the election process and streamlining voter registration are priorities of the secretary of state. The Elections Division has led the way with vote by mail and in moving registration online​. It is also a leader in bringing transparency to campaign funding through the development of the ORESTAR online application, which provides transparency for all money raised and spent during political campaigns.​
Agency Website

Contact Information

Phone: 503-986-1518
Fax: 503-373-7414
Contact: Molly Woon, Director

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 246260

Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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