County Clerk - Elections and Passports Division

Public Notice:  Due to the Declared Emergency related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Acceptance of U.S. passport applications will resume on Monday, July 20, 2020 by appointment only. Please call us at 541-766-6756 to schedule an appointment.  Currently, US Department of State has suspended expedited passport processing. US Department of State 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. Thank you.

The Elections & Passports office will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020, in observance of Labor 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, manages the department and this division is supervised by Darla Rush.

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.