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 and U.S passport application. We can be reached at 541-766-6756 to schedule an appointment.
The Elections & Passports office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020, in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
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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 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.
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.