Columbia County Courthouse

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051 • Phone: (503) 397-7210 • Toll Free: (888) 397-7210

Columbia County

Elections Department

Contact Information

230 Strand St.
St. Helens, OR 97051
(503) 397-7214
(503) 397-7266 fax
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm (M-Th)



Current Election Information

May 17, 2016 Primary Election

  • Voter registration deadline (last day to register to vote OR change party affiliation - April 26,2016.

  • First day to mail ballots- April 27, 2016.

  • NOTE:  It is advised that if you cannot mail your voted ballot by by Wednesday May 11th, you should use a local ballot return dropbox.

FILED CANDIDATES- Final: as of filing deadline 3/8/2016.


  • ORS 249.088 provides that a candidate would be elected to certain non partisan offices (relevant to this election: office of County Commissoner) at the Primary Election if the candidate receives a majority of the votes cast (50%+1).  If no candidate receives a majority of votes the two top vote getters will appear on the General Election ballot.
  • Per ORS 249.091, Article V, Section 16 and Article VI, Section 6, of the Oregon Constitution, the office of Sheriff and County Treasurer will be elected at the General Election and will not appear on the May 17 Primary ballot.


  • Measure 5-251:  Formation of Columbia County Rider Transportation District

Notice of Measure Election Explanatory Statement

  • Measure 5-252:  Request to Annex Julian Property into the City of St. Helens

Notice of Measure Election  |  Explanatory Statement

  • Measure 5-253:  Five Year Local Option Levy (Vernonia RFPD)

Notice of Measure Election  |  Explanatory Statement

  • Measure 5-254:  Replaement Local Option Levy (Scappoose Fire District)

Notice of Measure Election  |  Explanatory Statement

Precinct Committtee Person(PCP) election:


Recent Election Information

February 23, 2016 Recall Election- Columbia River PUD sub 2

Nov 17, 2015 Recall Election- City of Clatskanie

Nov 3, 2015 Special Election- City of Scappoose

General Information