Run for Public Office

President

Major Party Candidates (file at the Primary Election May 19, 2020)

Minor Party Candidates​ (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)

Nonaffiliated Candidates​ (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)
 

​US Senator

Major Party Candidates (file at the Primary Election May 19, 2020)

Minor Party Candidates (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)

Nonaffiliated Candidates (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)
 
US Representative
 

Major Party Candidates (file at the Primary Election May 19, 2020)

Minor Party Candidates (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)

Nonaffiliated Candidates​ (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)

Instructions

Use the instructions below if running for the following:

  • Secretary of State
  • ​State Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • State Senate
  • State Representative

Major Party Candidates (file at the Primary Election May 19, 2020)

Minor Party Candidates (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)

Nonaffiliated Candidates​ (file at the General Election Nov. 3, 2020)​

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Use the instructions below if running for the following:

  • Judge of Supreme Court
  • Judge of Court of Appeals
  • Judge of Circuit Court
  • ​District Attorney

Instructions for filing Nonpartisan Office​

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If running for one of these offices and you are a member of a major party, file entirely online ​and skip the paper forms. You may be required to pay a filing fee, or submit signatures in lieu of a fee.

 
Paper candidate filing forms are still available in Elections Forms​ if you prefer not to file online.

 
Minor party or nonaffiliated candidates use paper Elections Forms and submit to the Elections Division.​

File Locally


 
​​Office ​Filing Officer ​How to File
Assessor
Auditor
Clerk
Commissioner
Sheriff
Treasurer
Justice of the peace
Precinct committee person​
County elections official​ ​Complete and submit appropriate Elections Forms
​City office ​City elections official ​Complete and submit the appropriate Elections Forms
District office​ County elections official​ for the county where the administrative office of the district is located. Complete and submit the appropriate Elections Forms​

 
If running for one of these offices complete candidacy forms found in Elections Forms. Then submit them to the appropriate filing officer. You may be required to pay a filing fee, or submit signatures in lieu of a fee.

Local charter or ordinance provisions may supersede this information. Contact the filing officer to ensure you complete the correct forms.

Campaign Finance Disclosures

Under Oregon campaign finance law, a candidate is required to file campaign finance information with the Oregon Elect​ions Division, regardless of where they file candidacy. The information you are required to file depends on the level of financial activity expected during the calendar year. All candidates, except federal candidates and precinct committee persons file campaign finance information with the Elections Division.


Voters' Pamphlet

Any state or federal candidate may file a statement for inclusion in the state voters’ pamphlet.

See the State Voters’ Pamphlet Filing Quick Guide​ for details on filing a statement

Candidates for county, city and metropolitan service district offices may only file for inclusion in the state voters’ pamphlet if a county in the electoral district is not producing a voters’ pamphlet. Contact the county elections office to find out if they are publishing a voters’ pamphlet and how to be included.

City offices are limited to those cities with population over 50,000.

Candidates must submit statements online through ORESTAR. The statement must be accompanied by the required filing fee or by a completed voters’ pamphlet petition containing the required number of signatures, in lieu of the filing fee.

If filing by petition, you must get approval from the Elections Division before gathering signatures.

Endorsement forms can be filed by paper or attached to the electronic filing through ORESTAR.

Candidate Filing Manuals

Manuals for candidates explains the procedures and requirements for filing for office. The manual also provides the qualifications for public offices, filing deadlines and how to be included in the state voters’ pamphlet.

Manuals on how to file for candidacy, campaign finance reporting, and voters' pamphlet statements through ORESTAR, are available.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Quick Links


 
PDF versions of candidate filing forms.

 
See who filed for an Oregon state, federal, judicial or district attorney position.

 

 
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