Report An Election Law Violation
The Secretary of State, Elections Division, is responsible for enforcing state election laws and rules. If you believe a violation of Oregon election law has occurred, you may want to file a formal investigation request with the Elections Division. Please review all of the following information before filing a request using the form below.
What We Investigate
With some exceptions, the Elections Division can only investigate alleged violations of
ORS chapters 246 – 260 and
Oregon Administrative Rule chapter 165. This includes:
- State campaign finance rules and regulations
- Disclosure rules and regulations, including “paid for by” on political materials
- Public employee neutrality
- Undue influence
- False statements made in the voters’ pamphlet, recall petitions, or candidacy filings
Review relevant election laws prior to filing a request. Requests alleging violations outside of the Elections Division’s jurisdiction will not be investigated.
Who May Request an Investigation
Anyone registered to vote in Oregon may file a formal investigation request. Anonymous requests will not be investigated. Many requests are subject to disclosure under public records laws. When the Elections Division receives an investigation request against a named person(s), we are required by law to inform the person(s) of the request.
How To File an Investigation Request
Fill out the form below to file a formal investigation request. We encourage you to file a request as soon as possible to avoid statute of limitations conflicts.
Investigation Request Form