Laws, Rules, Directives and Restrictions

​​​​​​​​​​Governing the Elections Process

The Election Law Summary​ presents a starting place for an overview of election laws in Oregon.


​​​​Administrative Rules and Statutes

​​Access Oregon Administrative Rules pertaining to the Elections Division.​​

Oregon Revised StatutesChapter (link to Oregon State Legislature website)
Administration of Election Laws ​24​6​ 
Qualification and Registration of Electors ​247
Political Parties; Presidential Electors24​8​ 
Candidates; Recall ​2​49
Initiative and Referendum25​0
Voters' Pamphlet2​51
Absent Electors ​253​​
Conduct of Elections ​254
Special District Elections ​255​​​
Election Contests; Recounts ​258​​​​​
Campaign Finance Regs.; Election Offenses26​0​​​​​ 

Election Law Changes

Read a synopsis of the 2019 revisions​, the 2021 revisions, and 2022 revisions​ enacted in the last legislative session.

Statistical Sampling Rules

The formula used for random sampling for ballot initiative petitions is in OAR 165-014-0030​ (see attachments referenced in rule text link at bottom of rule)

2022 Synopsis

Federal Acts Involving Voting


Report An Election Law Violation​

Report An Election Law Violation​