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Elections records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: multco016
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Scope and Contents

Records document the primary activities of the Elections Division. They include records related the management of elections, records related to the registration of individual voters, abstracts of votes, precinct maps, and other election related material. The bulk for these records date from the 1930's through the mid 2000's

These records fall into three major categories: records related to the management of elections, records documenting the outcome of elections, and voter registration records. The earliest records are election abstracts, which date from 1878. Some earlier election materials are also located in the Board of County Commissioners journals. There are also cancelled voter registration cards dating from 1908. This series contains the first voter registrations for female voters in 1912 and 1913. There are also precinct maps for elections which begin as complete sets in the 1950 elections.


  • Creation: 1858
  • Creation: 1878 - 2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/07/2003



86.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in 12 series. 1. Abstract of votes; 2. Voters pamphlets; 3. Sample ballots; 4. Ephemera; 5. Manuals; 6. Precinct records; 7. Registration reports; 8. Election history records; 9. Polling place accessibility surveys; 10. Precinct maps; 11. Election maps; 12. Cancelled voter registration cards.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were accessioned under the following numbers: 2002-000433, 2002-000434, 2002-000437, 2009-000644, 2011-000557, 2010-001033, 2012-000361, 2012-000516, and 2013-000105.

Related Materials

The Elections Division maintains a digitized collection of election related records from 1994 to the present on its website.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Terry Baxter
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

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