Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Benton County Records Inventory
Election Voting Abstracts
Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Clerk Election Returns, 1851 (.25 cu.ft.).
Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Abstract of Votes, 1852-1934 (2.80 cu.ft.);
Records of Elections, vol. 1-6, 1908-1971 (6 volumes).
Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Abstract of Votes-with gaps-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records, Box 5], 1852-1862, 1884 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Benton County Abstracts of Vote, 1852-1899 (Internet).