Oregon Secretary of State

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:

  • Candidate statements;
  • 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

The ​​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.

SEL338: Petition Submission-Candidate, Voters' Pamphlet
SEL400: Statement of Endorsement for State Voters' Pamphlet​

Oregon Elections System for Tracking and Reporting​ (ORESTAR)

Sign up: You must create a profile to use ORESTAR. After creating a profile, you'll use the same username and password for future visits.

Log in: For returning customers.

Forgot your username? If so, you must request that it be emailed to you. On the left of the ORESTAR login 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? If so, you must request a temporary password. On the left side of the ORESTAR login screen, select "Forgot Password." A temporary password will be sent to the email address in your profile.

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