County Clerk - Elections and Passports Division

Public Notice:  The Elections & Passports Department is open for business. Please call us at 541-766-6756 to schedule an appointment to ensure timely access to our services, as walk-in services are not available at this time due to County COVID-19 guidelines.

We will not be accepting passport applications or taking passport photos Monday, November 1, 2021 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021 due to the November 2, 2021 Special Election. We will resume taking appointments for passport applications and photos on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Holiday Notice: The Elections and Passports Division will be closed Thursday, November 11, 2021 in observance of Veterans Day.

            May 18, 2021 Special 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.