About Us

​​​​​​​​​The Oregon Secretary of State is one of three constitutional offices created at statehood. Oregon’s Secretary of State is Oregon’s chief elections officer, chief auditor, chief archivist, and oversees business and nonprofit filings. 

The Secretary of State also serves as one of three members of the State Land Board and as the chair of the Oregon Sustainability Board. Under Article V, Section 8a of the Oregon Constitution, if there is a vacancy in the office of Governor, the Secretary of State becomes governor. ​ 

As an independent constitutional officer, the Secretary of State answers directly and solely to the people of Oregon.

​Our Mission​

Build trust between the people of Oregon and our state government so that public services can make a positive impact in peoples’ lives.​​

Our Vision

We envision an Oregon without barriers, where we lead with our values and believe every voice should be heard. We do so by:

  • Building equitable access to our democracy.
  • Making tools easily available to achieve economic success.
  • Ensuring state resources are used sustainably, efficiently and accountable to the public.
  • Honestly acknowledging Oregon’s history.

We Value

Access For All

We elevate equity through identifying and actively eliminating barriers.

Authenticity

We have integrity and are honest and true to ourselves and others.

Clarity

We share stories, using plain language to increase understand and impact.

Respect

​We are committed to serving the people of Oregon and strive to understand all viewpoints.

Service

We are responsive and prioritize the needs of current and future Oregonians we serve.​

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Learn About the​​ Divisions

The Secretary of State presides over seven divisions. ​ Learn more about each division:

  • Audits
  • Business Services
  • Corporation
  • Elections
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems
  • State Archives
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