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.
ORESTAR Statement of Organization (PDF) manual provides instructions to set up your campaign committee.
Statement of Organization for Political Action Committee (PDF)
Statement of Organization for Petition Committee (PDF)
Campaign Account Information (PDF)
Oregon Political Tax Credit