Records & Elections Department - Elections and Passports Division

Notice: The Elections & Passports Office will not accept passport applications on Wednesday June 28, 2023 and Thursday June 29, 2023 due to mandatory training.
Holiday Notice: The Elections & Passports Office will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023, in observance of Juneteenth.

We have moved: The Records & Elections Department has relocated our offices from the historic Courthouse to our new location in the Kalapuya Building, 4500 SW Research Way in Corvallis.

            May 16, 2023 Special Election


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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 on the second floor of the Benton County Kalapuya Building 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333, 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 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; by appointment only; closed weekends and holidays.