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.
Build trust between the people of Oregon and our state government so that public services can make a positive impact in peoples’ lives.
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
- Making tools easily available to
achieve economic success.
- Ensuring state resources are
used sustainably, efficiently and
accountable to the public.
- Honestly acknowledging
Access For All
We elevate equity through identifying and
actively eliminating barriers.
We have integrity and are honest and true
to ourselves and others.
We share stories, using plain language to
increase understanding and impact.
We are committed to serving the people
of Oregon and strive to understand all
We are responsive and prioritize the needs
of current and future Oregonians we serve.