Important Dates

Ranked Choice Voting was approved by Benton County Voters in November 2016 through passage of ballot measure 2-100. Ranked Choice Voting is only used when a minimum of three candidates are nominated for the General Election, for the office of Benton County Commissioner.  Ranked Choice Voting will first be implemented during the November 2020 General Election, if needed.

Important Dates

  • Benton County Fair and Rodeo: July 29 – August 1
  • Fall Fest, September: 26 & 27
  • Open Streets Corvallis: August 16

Check back for dates, times, and locations for:

  • County Library outreach in Alsea, Monroe, Philomath and Corvallis 
  • Candidate Forums 

Conduct of Elections

  • Last day to mail ballots to military/overseas voters: September 19
  • First day to mail ballots to out of state voters: October 5
  • Last day to register to vote: October 13
  • First day to mail ballots: October 14
  • Last day to mail ballots to voters without daily mail service: October 16
  • Last day to mail ballots: October 20
  • Last day required to mail absentee/replacement ballots: October 29

Candidates

Last Day for County Elections Official to Publish: July 16

Last Day for a County, City or District Candidate to file with Local Elections Official: August 25

  • a declaration of candidacy and required filing fee or
  • a verified nominating petition containing 100% of the required number of signatures

A statement for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet: August 27

A statement for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet if the candidate files candidacy with governing body other than county clerk: September 8

Last Day for Local Governing Body to File with County Elections Official: September 3

Last Day to File with County Elections Official: September 8

  • Arguments for inclusion in county voters’ pamphlet