If running for one of these offices and you are a member of a major party, you can file entirely online and skip the paper forms. You may be required to pay a filing fee, or submit signatures in lieu of a fee.
Paper candidate filing forms are still available in Elections Forms
if you prefer not to file online.
Minor party or nonaffiliated
and submit to the Elections Division.
If running for one of these offices complete candidacy forms found in Elections Forms
. Then submit them to the appropriate filing officer. You may be required to pay a filing fee, or submit signatures in lieu of a fee.
Local charter or ordinance provisions may supersede this information. Contact the filing officer to ensure you complete the correct forms.
Campaign Finance Disclosures
Under Oregon campaign finance law, a candidate is required to file campaign finance information with the Oregon Elections Division, regardless of where they file
candidacy. The information you are required to file depends on the level of financial activity expected during the calendar year. All candidates, except federal candidates and precinct committee persons file campaign finance information with the Elections Division.
Any state or federal candidate may file a statement for inclusion in the state voters’ pamphlet.
Candidates for county, city and metropolitan service district offices may only file for inclusion in the state voters’ pamphlet
if a county in the electoral district is not producing a voters’ pamphlet.
Contact the county elections office to find out if they are publishing a voters’ pamphlet and how to be included.
City offices are limited to those cities with population over 50,000.
Candidates must submit statements online through ORESTAR.
The statement must be accompanied by the required filing fee or by a completed voters’ pamphlet petition containing the required number of signatures, in lieu of the filing fee.
If filing by petition, you must get approval from the Elections Division before gathering signatures.
Endorsement forms can be filed by paper or attached to the electronic filing through ORESTAR.
Candidate Filing Manuals
Manuals for candidates explains the procedures and requirements for filing for office. The manual also provides the qualifications for public offices, filing deadlines and how to be included in the state voters’ pamphlet.
Manuals on how to file for candidacy, campaign finance reporting, and voters' pamphlet statements through ORESTAR, are