County Clerk - Elections and Passports Division

Public Notice:  Due to the Declared Emergency related to the COVID-19 Pandemic; Please, do NOT come to this office in-person unless absolutely necessary. If you need to be here in-person, call in advance to make an appointment for authorization to enter the building. Passport applications will NOT be accepted and passport photos will NOT be taken from April 13, 2020 through May 25, 2020. If you need a passport immediately, please visit www.travel.state.gov or call them at 1-877-487-2778.

NOTE: Acceptance of U.S. Passport Applications and Passport Photos will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  Please continue to visit this web page for additional instructions as we approach that date.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might create and ask for patience and understanding.  Thank you.

Notice: The Elections and Passports Office will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, Memorial Day.

 

 

                        May 19, 2020 Primary 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 Jeff Doty.

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; closed weekends and holidays.