Contribution and Expenditure Violation Cases
The Secretary of State processes late and insufficient contribution and expenditure violation cases for all Oregon candidates and political committees, including local candidates and political committees.
There are three types of violations: a late contribution and expenditure report, an insufficient contribution and expenditure report, and a new transaction not included on the original contribution and expenditure report.
Each violation case begins with a proposed penalty notice that is sent to the committee proposing the appropriate civil penalty for the violation. The committee then has an opportunity to request a hearing. After a hearing is held or if no hearing is requested, a final order is issued assessing a civil penalty, if appropriate. The Secretary of State must process all violation cases, but proposed penalties that are less than $50 are not assessed. For candidate committees, the candidate and the treasurer are jointly responsible for penalties imposed. For political action committees, the treasurer is personally responsible for penalties imposed. Penalties can be paid from any source.
Choose the desired category of committees to view a list of violation cases with links to all case correspondence.
Note: The above listings contain violation cases beginning in 2004. For information regarding a prior violation case, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division.
Oregon statute provides for a maximum penalty of $10,000 for each violation. The Secretary has adopted, as part of the Campaign
Finance Manual, penalty matrices used for calculating penalties:
If you have questions regarding a particular case, please contact the Secretary of State's Office.
phone: 503-986-1518 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org