- Step One: Download the form
- Step Two: Sign the form
- Step Three: Get your friends and neighbors to sign too!
- Step Four: Varify as Solicitor at the bottom of the signature sheet by filling out your name, signature, and address.
- Step five: Mail the signatures and checks for $5.00, payable to Friends of Lucinda Tate, PO Box 11898, Portland, OR 97211.
From The City Auditor's PageTo qualify for public funding, candidates for Commissioner and Auditor must obtain 1,000 $5 qualifying contributions from City residents by the end of the qualifying period (March 30, 2006).
- * Each qualifying contribution must be documented on a Qualifying Contribution Receipt & Acknowledgement Form (AUD 210-Q) which must include:
- Contributor's printed name
- Contributor's signature
- Contributor's occupational information
- Contributor's residence address (must be in Portland)
- Solicitor's printed name
- Solicitor's signature
- Solicitor's residence address (does not need to be in Portland)
* A contributor may be their own solicitor, provided they complete both the contributor and solicitor sections on the form.
* A qualifying contribution must be $5 exactly and may be made in the form of cash, check or money order payable to the candidate or candidate's principal campaign committee.
* Qualifying contributions do not need to come from registered voters, provided the individual is a resident of the City of Portland. However, please note that under federal law foreign nationals are prohibited from making campaign contributions. See the Campaign Finance Manual published by the Secretary of State's office for more information.
* Also, candidates should be aware that a Portland address/zip code does not necessarily mean the residence is in the City limits. Many addresses in unincorporated Washington & Clackamas County have Portland zip codes. However, as of May 2004 there were only 707 registered Portland voters in Washington County and 443 in Clackamas County. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that qualifying contributions only come from Portland residents.
* City residents may give qualifying contributions to more than one candidate for City office.
* City residents may only give one qualifying contribution to any one candidate for City office.
- * By signing the Qualifying Contribution Receipt & Acknowledgement form, the contributor affirms that he or she received nothing of value in exchange for the signature or contribution.
- Participating candidates and solicitors are prohibited by City Code from giving anything of value in exchange for qualifying contributions.
- However, this does not prohibit the participating candidate or solicitor from collecting qualifying contributions at events where food or beverages are served or where campaign promotional materials are distributed, provided that the food, beverages and campaign materials are offered to all persons attending the event regardless of whether or not particular persons make a qualifying contribution to the candidate.
- If the qualifying contribution is made in the form of a money order, this provision also does not prohibit the candidate from using seed money to pay the fee for a money order provided the qualifying contributor pays the $5 amount reflected on the money order.
- * By signing the Qualifying Contribution Receipt & Acknowledgement form, the solicitor certifies:
- That he or she received a $5 contribution in the form of cash, check or money order from each contributor listed on the form; and
- That the contributions were solicited with the knowledge and consent of the candidate; and
- That he or she believes each contributor is a resident of the City of Portland.