File a Statement / Argument in the Voters' Pamphlet
The State Voters' Pamphlet contains information about candidates, ballot measures and political parties, and details about the election process. Portions of the pamphlet are translated into
multiple languages for an online abbreviated version.
The pamphlet includes:
Measure arguments for state measures;
Political party or assembly of elector statements (general election only);
Precinct committeeperson statements (primary election only);
Fiscal impact statements for state measures;
Explanatory statements for state measures; and
Legislative arguments in support of a legislative referral.
The online translated State Voters' Pamphlet includes:
- Translations into the
most common languages in Oregon of:
- General voter information;
- State measures and explanatory and fiscal impact statements;
- Candidate-provided translated candidate statements, if any; and
- Filer-provided translated arguments in support of or opposition to state measures, if any.
Filers must submit filings electronically using ORESTAR.
Candidate statements, measure arguments and political party or assembly of elector statements can be filed by fee or petition. Fee filings require payment online at the time of submitting the filings. Translated submissions of paid English statements and measure arguments do not require an additional fee. Petition filings must be approved by the
Elections Division before gathering signatures. Approval is sent by email. Completed voters' pamphlet petitions must be submitted by paper.
Voters' Pamphlet Manual and Forms
State Voters' Pamphlet Manual has information about submitting voters' pamphlet statements and arguments.
Filing English and Translated Statements or Arguments
Use these guides for assistance filing statements or arguments:
ORESTAR User Manual: Voters' Pamphlet Filing
State Voters’ Pamphlet Quick Guide
Voters' Pamphlet Translations Quick Guide
The Petition Submission-Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet form must be completed when submitting signature sheets.
Statement of Endorsement forms, if required, can be filed by paper or scanned as a PDF and attached to the electronic filing in ORESTAR.
Petition Submission-Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet
Statement of Endorsement for State Voters' Pamphlet