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 person other than an individual – person includes but is not limited to corporations, clubs and associations – receives a contribution or makes an expenditure for the purpose of supporting candidate(s), measure(s) or a political party.
If the intent of forming the PAC is to support or oppose a ballot measure, the PAC cannot be filed until either the petition qualifies to the ballot or the notice of measure election is filed with the county.
A petition committee is required to be filed by the chief petitioner(s) 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 Campaign Finance Manual (PDF) explains how to file a committee by completing the paper forms and the campaign finance reporting requirements for PAC's and petition committees.
ORESTAR Statement of Organization (PDF) manual provides instructions on how to set up a PAC or petition committee electronically using ORESTAR.
Statement of Organization for Political Action CommitteeSEL222:
Statement of Organization for Petition CommitteeSEL223:
Campaign Account Information
Oregon Political Tax Credit