The 2010 State Candidate’s Manual: Major Political Party explains procedures and regulations to individuals interested in filing for nomination to a federal or state partisan office.
All references in this manual to the Elections Division are to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office.
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ORESTAR is the Secretary of State’s electronic reporting system. In addition to this system’s availability for campaign finance reporting for state and local candidates, it is also available for fee based candidate filing for the May 18, 2010 Primary Election for certain candidates. The candidates that may use this method of filing are state major political party candidates; US Senator and US Representative candidates; and state nonpartisan candidates (see definition section for more description of these candidates).
To complete an online candidacy filing, a candidate goes to our website, logs into ORESTAR (for first time candidates, they will need to register) and clicks on the “File Candidacy (State Office)” link on the left navigation menu. The filing fee must be paid online by credit card. Both VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Candidacy filings that are submitted electronically can also be amended or withdrawn electronically, if necessary. Candidates using the petition process to gain ballot access must continue to file on paper forms.
The Elections Division staff is available to answer questions.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
255 Capitol St NE, Ste 501
Salem, OR 97310
Toll free 1.866.ORE.VOTE (1.866.673.8683) se habla español
TTY 1.800.735.2900 for the hearing impaired