Oregon Secretary of State

Manuals & Quick Guides


State Candidate Manual​
County, City and District Candidate Manual​​​​
ORESTAR User's Manual: Candidate Filing​

Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Manual
Transaction Filing in ORESTAR Quick Guide​
ORESTAR User's Manual: Transaction Filing
ORESTAR User's Manual: Statement of Organization​

​​If you'd like to create your own process to upload transactions, these documents have the required format specifications:

Filing Campaign Finance Transactions Via the File Upload Process (revised July 28, 2006)
XML Overview (revised Oct. 25, 2006)
XML Specifications ​(revised Jan. 3, 2018)
XML XSD File​ (effective Jan. 3, 2018)

Sample XML files:
File 1(contains account payable)
Fi​le 2 (contains an expenditure that completes the account payable in File 1, along with other miscellaneous transactions)​​​​​


Voters' Pamphlet

State Voters' Pamphlet Manual​
Voters’ Pamphlet Filing Quick Guide 
Voters' Pamphlet Translations Quick Guide
ORESTAR User Manual: Voters' Pamphlet Filing​

​Initiative and Referendum

Additional Manuals

Elections Calendar

Important Election Dates

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