Form a Political Action Committee

Filing a New Political Action or Petition Committee

To form a Political Action Committee (PAC), at least two individuals or a group of individuals – which includes but is not limited to corporations, clubs and associations – must be receiving contributions or making expenditures in support or opposition of a candidate, measure or political party.

If the intent of forming the PAC is to support or oppose a ballot measure, the committee cannot be formed until either the petition qualifies to the ballot or the notice of measure elections has been filed with the county. 

A petition committee is formed by the chief petitioner of an initiative, referendum or recall during the signature gathering phase.

How to File

File a new PAC or petition committee electronically through ORESTAR​, the Oregon Elections System for Tracking and Reporting, or by submitting paper forms.

The 2016 Campaign Finance Manual (PDF) details how to form a committee.

The ORESTAR Statement of Organization (PDF) manual provides instructions to set up your campaign committee.

  • SEL221: Statement of Organization for Political Action Committee (PDF)
  • SEL222: Statement of Organization for Petition Committee (PDF)
  • SEL223: Campaign Account Information (PDF)
​​​​​​​​​​Oregon Political Tax Credit​​​​​​​

Want a Political
Tax Credit?

Check with the Oregon Department of Revenue for information on political tax credits.​