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Tutorial #1:

FEC Press Office's Web Page Overview

This tutorial provides a basic overview of information available on the FEC Press Office's web page.

 

Tutorial #2: (Video Coming Soon)

Locating, Downloading and Exporting Raw Data Files (.FEC Files)

This tutorial provides instructions on how to use .FEC files, the agency's raw data files containing campaign finance data. In addition to the video tutorial, we've provided below written instructions and templates for users to download .FEC files.

Written Instructions: [PDF]

.FEC File Templates:

House Candidate Committee (Form 3) Raw Data Template: [xlsx]
(Do not use for 30-Day Post-Election Reports.)

Senate Candidate Committee (Form 3) Raw Data Template: [xlsx]
(Do not use for 30-Day Post-Election Reports.)

Presidential Candidate Committee (Form 3P) Raw Data File Template: [xlsx]
(Do not use for 30-Day Post-Election Reports.)

Party and PAC (Form 3X) Raw Data File Template: [xlsx]


For 30-Day Post-Election Reports only, please use the templates below.

House Candidate Committee (Form 3) Raw Data Template: [xlsx]

Senate Candidate Committee (Form 3) Raw Data Template: [xlsx]

Presidential Candidate Committee (Form 3P) Raw Data File Template: [xlsx]

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