Laws, Rules, Restrictions and Statistics

​Governing the Elections Process

The Election Law Summary​ presents an overview of how Oregon tries to ensure qualified candidates, clean campaigns and fair balloting.

​​Administrative Rules and Statutes

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

Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter
Administration of Election Laws ​246​ 
Qualification and Registration of Electors 247 
Political Parties; Presidential Electors ​248​ 
Candidates; Recall 249
Initiative and Referendum 250​
Voters' Pamphlet 251
Absent Electors ​253
Conduct of Elections ​254
Special District Elections 255​
Election Contests; Recounts 258​​​​​
Campaign Finance Regs.; Election Offenses 260​​​​​ 

Election Law Changes

Read a synopsis of the 2018 revisions​ and the 2019 revisions​ to Oregon election laws, 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)

Federal Acts Involving Voting