General Information: Circulator Requirements (ORS 249.061)
The circulator of the candidate nominating petition must sign the circulator’s certification, stating that:
“I hereby certify that I witnessed the signing of the signature sheet by each individual whose signature appears on the signature sheet, and I believe each individual is an elector qualified to sign the petition. I also certify that compensation I received, if any, was not based on the number of signatures obtained for this petition.”
Circulators must not alter, correct, clarify or obscure on the signature sheet any information about the petition signer unless the signer initials the changes made. Only a signer may complete their own signature and information about themselves, such as their printed name, address and date signed. However, a circulator may assist a disabled signer who requests assistance in completing the optional information.
The circulator must complete the date when the certification is signed and should not collect any other signatures on that sheet unless the additional signatures are certified.
For instructions on certifying new signatures to a petition sheet that has already been certified and dated by a circulator, see OAR 165-014-0270(4)(d).
Circulators must follow all of the guidelines for circulating the petition.
Violations of certain circulator requirements may result in conviction of a felony with a fine of up to $125,000 and/or prison for up to 5 years.