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.
Contact: Molly Woon, Director
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Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters