Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk 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 records 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 Record, vol. 2, 1926-1942 (1 volume);
Record of Elections, vol. 1, 1892-1906 (1 volume); 1914-1926 (1 volume);
Voter Abstracts, 1900-1922 (.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office:
[Polk County Elections-Record], vol. 1-4, 1908-1972 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
Election Record, vol. 2-3, 1944-1964 (2 volumes);
Record of Elections, vol. 1, 1908-1913 (1 volume).


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