Records & Elections Department - Elections and Passports Division

Important Notice: The Passports Office will NOT accept passport applications, nor take passport photos on Monday November 7, 2022 and Tuesday November 8, 2022 due to the November 8, 2022 General Election.
Holiday Notice: The Elections & Passports Office will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veteran's Day.

To minimize public health risks, we have adopted measures to help limit the number of persons in our office at any given time. Please call to make an appointment and ensure you receive priority for in-person services. Masks are optional, but welcomed.  Please, observe all recommended health precautions in affect at the time of your appointment and bring your own pen in the event one is needed. 

We've 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.

            November 8, 2022 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 on the second floor of the Benton County Kalapuya Building 4500 SW Research Way, 2nd Floor, 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 8:30 am to 4:00 pm; by appointment only; closed weekends and holidays.