Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes 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.

Election voting returns were included in the Commissioners Journals (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) beginning in 1918.

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Election Record, vol. 3, 1956-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Storage Room 210:
Election Board [Record], vol. 2, 1938-1956 (1 volume);
Election Records, 1917-1981 (1 reel of microfilm);
Election Register, vol. 1, 1917-1937 (1 volume).


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