Form a Political Action Committee

Filing a New Political Action or​ Petition Committee

To form a Political Action Committee (PAC), at least two individuals or a person other than an individual – person includes but is not limited to corporations, clubs and associations – receives a contribution or makes an expenditure for the purpose of supporting candidate(s), measure(s) or a political party.

If the intent of forming the PAC is to support or oppose a ballot measure, the PAC cannot be filed until either the petition qualifies to the ballot or the notice of measure election is filed with the county.

A petition committee is required to be filed by the chief petitioner(s) of an initiative, referendum or recall during the signature gathering phase.

How to File

File a new PAC or petition committee electronically through ORESTAR​, the Oregon Elections System for Tracking and Reporting, or by submitting paper forms.

Campaign Finance Manual explains how to file a committee by completing paper forms and the campaign finance reporting requirements for PAC's and petition committees.

ORESTAR Statement of Organization manual explains how to set up a PAC or petition committee using ORESTAR.

SEL221: Statement of Organization for Political Action Committee
SEL222: Statement of Organization for Petition Committee
​​​​​​​​​​Oregon Political Tax Credit​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Want a Political Tax Credit?

Check with the Oregon Department of Revenue for information on political tax credits.​