County Clerk - Elections and Passports Division

Public Notice:  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please call our office to schedule an appointment for in-person assistance with your voter registration, absentee or replacement ballot needs or any other reason requiring a visit to our office that might arise.  We can be reached at 541-766-6756 to schedule an appointment.

Benton County has suspended acceptance of U.S. passport applications until after the General Election with plans to resume this service on November 9th.  Currently, the U.S. Department of State has suspended the processing of expedited passport applications and has announced that they are not able to provide a specific date on when you will receive your passport and citizenship documents.  Should you need a passport immediately, please visit www.travel.state.gov or call them at 1-877-487-2778. 

Benton County will resume passport application acceptance services on Monday, November 9, 2020 by appointment only.  Please call our office at 541-766-6756 to schedule your appointment.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Elections & Passports office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day.

 

            November 3, 2020 General Election

 

About Us (Video)

The Elections Office sets up, administers, and conducts, all Federal, State, County, City, and Special District elections held in Benton County.

Voters, political parties, other government agencies, candidates, political action committees, media, researchers, and the general public rely on this office for information concerning elected officials, candidates, measures, issues, initiative, referendum and recall petitions, historic election records, the election process, and information on specific elections.

Benton County Elections is also responsible for voter registration, election filings, petition drives, campaign information, determination of political boundaries, issuing of ballots, and the publication of Voters' Pamphlets. Benton County Clerk's Office is also designated as a passport application acceptance agent.

The Elections & Passports Division is located in the basement of the Benton County Courthouse at 120 NW 4th Street, Room 13, Corvallis, Oregon 97330, as part of the Records and Elections Department. The Benton County Clerk, James Morales, directs the department and this division is supervised by Darla Rush, the Elections and Passports Manager.

Office Hours

Elections office: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; closed weekends and holidays.
Passport acceptance: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; by appointment only; closed weekends and holidays.