Set Up a Campaign Committee

​​​​​Candidate, Chief Petitioner and Political Action Committees

You can file a campaign committee:

  • electronically, using ORESTAR, the Oregon Elections System for Tracking and Reporting; and by submitting the appropriate paper form.

Detailed campaign finance transactions must be filed using ORESTAR, if a committee is not eligible to file a Certificate of Limited Contributions and Expenditures (PC 7).

Sign up to create a profile and request access to the ORESTAR application. After creating a profile, use the same username and password for future visits. 

For help, see the ORESTAR Statement of Organization manual or contact the Elections Division.


Already have a profile? Log in to ORESTAR​.​​

​​Forgot your username? On the left side of the ORESTAR log in screen, select, "Forgot Username." Your username will be sent to the email address in your profile. ​​If unsuccessful, contact the Elections Division​

Forgot your password? On the left side of the ORESTAR log in screen, select, "Forgot Password." A temporary password will be sent to the email address in your profile.

Campaign Finance Manual​: guidelines for reporting campaign finance information.

Statement of Organization: instructions to set up a committee ​using ORESTAR.

Transaction Filing: instructions to file campaign finance transactions using ORESTAR.


​If you'd like to create your own process to upload transactions, these documents have the required format specifications:

Filing Campaign Finance Transactions Via the File Upload Process (revised July 28, 2006)
XML Overview (revised Oct. 25, 2006)
XML Specifications ​(revised Jan. 3, 2018)
XML XSD File​ (effective Jan. 3, 2018)

Sample XML files:
File 1(contains account payable)
Fi​le 2 (contains an expenditure that completes the account payable in File 1, along with other miscellaneous transactions)​​​​​
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ORESTAR Tutorials Video Series

ORESTAR Tutorials screen.  
Tutorials for filing transactions in ORESTAR

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​Quick Guide

​Transaction Filing in ORESTAR​


Rules​

ORS Chapte​r 260​​

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