Filing of certificate by candidate or treasurer of political committee who expects neither contributions nor expenditures to exceed $2,000
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(1) A candidate or a treasurer of a political committee who expects neither the aggregate contributions to be received nor the aggregate expenditures to be made by or on behalf of the candidate or political committee to exceed $2,000 in total amount during the calendar year shall file a certificate to that effect with the Secretary of State. The candidate or treasurer shall make the certificate according to the best of the knowledge or belief of the candidate or treasurer. A candidate or treasurer filing a certificate under this section is not required to file statements under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system). The certificate shall be filed:
(a) By a candidate, not sooner than the date on which the candidate files a declaration of candidacy or nominating petition, accepts a nomination or is nominated to fill a vacancy in a nomination or in a partisan elective office, and not later than seven calendar days after the candidate receives a contribution or makes an expenditure.
(b) By a treasurer of a political committee, not sooner than the date that the political committee files a statement of organization under ORS 260.042 (Statement of organization of political committee), and not later than seven calendar days after the political committee receives a contribution or makes an expenditure.
(2) A candidate or political committee under this section must keep contribution and expenditure records during the calendar year.
(3) If at any time following the filing of a certificate under subsection (1) of this section and during the calendar year either the aggregate contributions or aggregate expenditures exceed $2,000, the candidate or treasurer shall do all of the following:
(a) File a statement under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system) within seven calendar days after either the aggregate contributions or aggregate expenditures exceed $2,000. The statement shall reflect all contributions received and expenditures made by or on behalf of the candidate or political committee to that date, beginning January 1 of the calendar year.
(b) If necessary, file additional statements under ORS 260.057 (Electronic campaign finance filing system).
(4) This section does not apply to a candidate for federal office. [1971 c.749 §11; 1975 c.683 §9; 1977 c.644 §5; 1979 c.190 §352; 1981 c.234 §12; 1985 c.808 §56; 1987 c.727 §7; 1989 c.503 §27; 1991 c.87 §5; 1999 c.999 §22; 2005 c.797 §15; 2005 c.809 §36a]
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