Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah 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:
Election Voting Abstracts, 1878-1928 (2 reels of microfilm); 1903, 1906-1921, 1923 (7 cu.ft.); 1919-1920, 1926 (1 volume).

Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
Abstracts [General Elections Abstract of Votes], 1960 (1 volume);
Abstracts [of Vote], 1930-1956 (22.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Multnomah County Records Center, Microfilm Cabinet:
[Abstract of Votes], 1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Abstracts of Vote-General Election, 1878-1928 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Record of Elections], 1902-1968 (1 reel of microfilm).


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