Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Election Poll Books


Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. 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:
Election Poll Books [Precinct Register], 1900 (13 volumes);
Poll Books [Election Precinct-includes loose voting tally sheets and summaries], 1854-1887 (2 reels of microfilm); 1869-1884 (.55 cu.ft.); 1887 (.20 cu.ft.);
Precinct Register [Election], 1914 (21 volumes).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Official Registers of Electors, 1908, 1912, 1914 (3 volumes);
Registration Blanks "A" [Voter Register], 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Museum Library:
File Book Registration Blanks A, 1900 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume);
General Register, 1902, 1906 (2 volumes);
Official Register of Electors, 1900, 1904, 1910 (3 volumes);
Official Registration Blank A, 1902 (2 volumes); 1910 (1 volume);
Poll Book, 1890 (10 volumes);
Precinct Register, 1904-1912 (53 volumes).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
[Poll Books], 1854-ca.1887 (2 reels of microfilm).


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