I see several people asking if recalls are going to be started in their district. I am not in a district running a recall but Im helping run one. So if you feel a recall should be running in your district, dont wait, start one yourself. We learned all this stuff ourselves in the last 3 weeks. Here is how you get one started. The state recall manual http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/RecallManual.pdf 1. You need a chief petitioner in the district. The CP needs to be registered to vote in the district of the legislator you want to recall. The CP turns in the petition paperwork and the final signature forms. Anyone can then help the CP with any other aspect. 2. Before you start, you need to determine if you are going to finance the process or run it with just volunteers. It is almost certainly necessary to have some plan for financing. If you make any expenditures for the petition or take any donations you need to report it to the state. The easy way to do all this, is hire a consultant who runs all the financing. They set up the bank account, EIN, PACs, donation tools. etc. We are working with one I can recommend who had done hundreds of these. Just let me know if you need their contact information. If you are going to do your own financing here are the basics: You need a business bank account that needs to be the exact same name as the petition committee, you need an EIN for the business, and you will need to set up a series of PACs. http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Apply-for-an-Employer-Identification-Number-(EIN)-Online To set up the PAC's and for reporting to the state, you need to first create a free ORESTAR account. This is like the state's quickbooks for political funding. The link on the right is to create an account. http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx Here are the instructions: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/orestarSOO.pdf You will need to create 3 PAC's. The first PAC is for any money spent or donations before you start the recall. In ORESTAR you create a misc PAC, identify the treasurer (the person inputting all the transactions) and link to a bank account. every transaction then needs to be recorded in ORESTAR The second PAC is called a Recall Petition Committee. Once again this is created in ORESTAR. this is for collecting signatures. The CP is identified as well as who is the target of the recall. The bank account linked here has to be the same name as the Recall Petition Committee Once you have obtained a successful petition and collected enough signatures. You create a Recall PAC that then runs the ballot campaign. As you can see it's a bit complex and time consuming. So this is why we are using a consultant like I mentioned above who does all of this. 3. Plan to take donations. The ORESTAR website has very strict reporting information. Paypal wont work with it and may get you fined. www.anedot.com works the best and is what we are using. 4. The team creates a statement, 200 words or less, for the petition application (all in the recall manual linked at the top) on why you want them recalled. It does not have to be any sort of qualifying reason. You could write "I dont like them" and it would be ok. It does have to be the truth though. 5. The CP faxes the petition application to the state. They approve it in a day or so. Then they email you the templates for the signature pages. You print and deliver the signature pages on the exact paper you are going to use. Specifications for the paper is in the manual. White for volunteers, Colored paper for paid signature gatherers. This is also when you specify an Electronic signature sheet. This is a form people can download, print and sign and mail back to the CP to turn in. These are seen on our website. http://recallchuckriley.com/electronic-petiton/ 6. Collect enough signatures for the recall (15% of the total number of people who voted for any governor candidate in the district in the last election) and the CP turns them in. That's where we are.