This page contains information about the governance of the Libertarian Party of Oregon. It also contains resources to help you become familiar with the party's institution and functioning.
Basic Structure of the Libertarian Party of Oregon
Members assembled at annual business conventions constitute the party's highest authority. An elected State Committee, in accordance with the will of the annual convention, governs the party between conventions. A Judicial Committee settle disputes involving the interpretation of the party's governing documents.
Annual Business Conventions
The Libertarian Party of Oregon runs in accordance with governing documents most recently amended at it's 2013 annual business convention. Such conventions are held every year. In even numbered years, party officers are elected and amendments to governing documents are considered. In even numbered years, Judicial Committee members and delegates to the national convention are elected while amendments to the LPO Platform are considered. Representatives of county membership caucuses who serve on the state committee are elected every year. Those who are dues-paying or honorary lifetime members are eligible to participate in Annual Nominating Conventions.
Candidate Nominating Conventions
In accordance with statute, The Libertarian Party of Oregon has minor party status. This means it is eligible to place candidates on general election ballots for partisan offices throughout Oregon. Candidates are nominated through candidate nominating conventions at which all Oregon voters affiliated with the Libertarian Party may participate.
the LPO's Governing Documents
LPO Convention Rules
LPO In Dispute
Official State Resources
More Ways to Get InvolvedBecome a Registered Libertarian Party voter! There are over 15,804 registered Libertarian voters in Oregon. You can become one if you are eligible to vote in Oregon. Click HERE and follow the provided instructions to register or re-register online!
NOTE: Registered members of the LPO are eligible to participate in candidate nominating conventions and be nominated by the Libertarian Party to run for public partisan office in general elections. There is no charge to become a registered member.
Find out if YOU are a Libertarian! Take this quiz to find out! Just click HERE.
Form or Become Active with an Affiliated County Party (ACP). The LPO is in the process of organizing county organizations across Oregon. We are working to build an active presence across the state, and ACPs will be key to that.
County organizations are great way for advancing the principles of limited government where people live, provide a base of support for Libertarians to run in winnable local elections, and coordinate activity on statewide issues. Click HERE if you are interested!