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Registration and Reporting Forms

This page lists the registration and reporting forms required for filing with the Federal Election Commission. Questions? Call 1-800/424-9530 or e-mail info@fec.gov. Some forms are available to file as online webforms; for more information about these, visit the online filing page.

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Forms for Candidates and Authorized Committees

toolkit Candidate Registration Toolkit
The complete package of forms and other information necessary to register a campaign committee.
Form 1 Statement of Organization [PDF] used to register campaign committees.  Instructions [PDF]
Form 1 (SF) Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization [PDF]
Form 1 (SF-Plus) Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization with audio instructions. [PDF]
Form 2 Statement of Candidacy [PDF] used to register candidates for House, Senate and President.  Instructions [PDF]
Form 2 (SF) Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Candidacy with audio instructions [PDF]
Form 3 Report of Receipts and Disbursements [PDF] for House and Senate candidates' authorized campaign committees (includes Schedules A - D).  Instructions [PDF]
  Post-Election Detailed Summary Page (Form 3) [PDF]. 
Instructions [PDF]
Form 3L Report of Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists/Registrants and Lobbyist/Registrant PACs [PDF] used by candidates, party committees and Leadership PACs to disclose bundled contributions forwarded by or credited to lobbyists, registrants and their PACs. Instructions [PDF]
Form 3P Report of Receipts and Disbursements [PDF] for Presidential candidates' authorized campaign committees (includes Schedules A-P - D-P).  Instructions [PDF]
  Post-Election Detailed Summary Page (Form 3P) [PDF] 
Instructions [PDF]
Form 6

48-Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received [PDF] used to disclose the receipt of last-minute contributions of $1,000 or more.  Instructions [PDF]
Online Webform

Form 8 Debt Settlement Plan [PDF] filed by committees attempting to settle debts for less than the full amount owed.
Instructions
[PDF]
Form 13 Report of Donations Accepted for Inaugural Committee [PDF].
Instructions
[PDF]

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Forms for PACs and Parties

toolkit Registration Toolkits for PACs and Parties
The complete package of forms and other information necessary to register a committee with the FEC.
Form 1 Statement of Organization [PDF] used to register parties and PACs. 
Instructions
[PDF]
Form 1 (SF) Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization [PDF]
Form 1 (SF) Nonconnected Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization with audio instructions for nonconnected PACs [PDF]
Form 1 (SF) Party Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization with audio instructions for party committees [PDF]
Form 1 (SF) SSFs Screen-fillable version of the Statement of Organization with audio instructions for separate segregated funds [PDF]
IE-Only Letter Letter independent expenditure-only committees may use in conjunction with Form 1, pending forthcoming Commission rulemakings.
Non-contribution Letter Letter committees with non-contribution accounts may use in conjunction with Form 1, pending forthcoming Commission rulemakings.
Form 1M Notification of Multicandidate Status [PDF] filed by parties and PACs. 
Instructions
[PDF]
Form 3L Report of Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists/Registrants and Lobbyist/Registrant PACs [PDF] used by candidates, party committees and Leadership PACs to disclose bundled contributions forwarded by or credited to lobbyists, registrants and their PACs. Instructions [PDF]
Form 3X Report of Receipts and Disbursements [PDF] filed by unauthorized committees, including PACs and party committees (includes Schedules A - L).
Instructions
[PDF]
Form 4 Report of Receipts and Disbursements [PDF] filed by committees or organizations supporting a national nominating convention (includes Schedules A - D). 
Instructions
[PDF]
Form 8 Debt Settlement Plan [PDF] filed by committees attempting to settle debts for less than the full amount owed.
Instructions
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Forms for Other Filers

Form 5 Report of Independent Expenditures Made and Contributions Received [PDF] filed by individuals or groups.
Instructions
[PDF]
Online Webform (For Registered Entity or Person(s) with FEC-Assigned ID)
Online Webform (For Non-Registered Entity or Person(s) without FEC-Assigned ID)
Form 7 Report of Communication Costs by Corporations and Membership Organizations (includes instructions) [PDF].
Form 7 (SF) Screen-fillable version of the Report of Communication Costs by Corporations and Membership Organizations (includes instructions) [PDF].
Form 9 24-Hour Notice of Disbursements/Obligations for Electioneering Communications [PDF] filed by individuals and groups.
Instructions
[PDF]
Online Webform (For Registered Entity or Person(s) with FEC-Assigned ID)
Online Webform (For Non-Registered Entity or Person(s) without FEC-Assigned ID)
Form 9 (SF) Screen-fillable version of the 24-Hour Notice of Disbursements/Obligations for Electioneering Communications [PDF]

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