Oregon Secretary of State

Laws, Rules, Directives and Restrictions


​​​​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​
​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 Offenses​

Election Law Changes

Read a synopsis of revisions to Oregon election laws:

​2023 Synopsis

2022 Synopsis

2021 Synopsis

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)

2023 Synopsis

Federal Acts Involving Voting​


Report An Election Law Violation​

Report An Election Law Violation​