*page updated 8/6/2022


Endorsements for non-partisan and local offices

The Independent Party of Oregon Nominating Caucus will consider endorsements of local and statewide non-partisan candidates at a date to be determined in August.  Candidates interested in local endorsement should fill out the "nomination request form" and note that you are seeking an endorsement.

>>> Click here to file.


The deadline to submit an application for non-partisan endorsements is July 31st. 

Issues Endorsements


Groups seeking endorsements on ballot initiatives or local referenda are asked to use this site's contact form.   The deadline for submitting an Issues Endorsement Application is July 31st.


The Independent Party will not nominate for Governor. Please see the party's official statement.

Nominations for Federal (Congress, US Senate), State Legislative, Local Partisan Office

***The application period to file for state legislative or local non-partisan office is closed. *** 

For federal, state legislative and partisan local candidates, this is a two-step process:

1)   Read the platform.  If you are still interested in our nomination, then fill out the form below.  No application will be considered complete that includes an unfilled required response.  

>> 2022 candidate nomination request form (click here) <<
(The partisan nomination period is closed)

Completed applications for federal and state legislative offices are due by 8 pm on Friday, July 1st.  Completed applications for partisan local offices are due by 8 pm on June 20th.

2)    Candidates who are qualified will participate in the 2022 Nominating Caucus.

Candidates who have been members of the Independent Party of Oregon for at least 1 year at the time of nomination who submit a complete application will be automatically qualified to seek an IPO nomination for the 2022 general election by participating in the caucus election.


Candidates who are not members of the Independent Party of Oregon are not automatically qualified to seek an IPO nomination. 


Applications of non-members will be vetted by the State Council for completeness and to determine whether the candidate is a legitimate representative of the party’s interest.

The applications of all qualified candidates will be forwarded to our Nominating Caucus.  Additional information will be provided to those candidates at that time.  The Nominating Caucus may direct additional questions to the qualified candidates.

Caucuses for partisan local offices are tentatively scheduled for June 26th.Caucuses for partisan federal and state legislative races are tentatively scheduled July 11th and 12th.

The caucus will complete its candidate selection process by July 31st.



Partisan Offices

  • The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) completed its 2020 Presidential Preference poll and election for statewide offices on May 12th, 2020.