CHART 1:  CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT FILING REQUIREMENTS

 

 

STATE

 

 

REQUIRED FROM

 

CONTENTS

 

DATE DUE

 

FILING OFFICER AND AVAILABILITY 

 

OTHER REPORTS OR STATEMENTS

 

RESPONSIBLE STATE AGENCY

 

Alabama

 

Political committees whose major purpose is to engage in election activity

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures

 

45 days before and between 10 and 5 days before an election; annually on January 31

 

Secretary of State: for statewide and judicial offices, state senate, house of representatives, and district attorney

 Judge of probate in county of candidate’s residence: for county and local offices

 State Ethics Comm’n: Statement of economic interests

 

Designation of committee; statement of economic interests

 

Secretary of State

 State Capitol Bldg.
P.O. Box 5616
Montgomery, AL
36103-5616

 334/242-7210
334/242-2444 FAX

 www.sos.state.al.us/election/election.htm

 alavoter@alalinc.net

 

Alaska

 

State candidates, municipal candidates, and political groups in municipalities of more than 1,000 residents; an individual, group, or person  making an independent expenditure; individuals contributing$500 to any group or candidate

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 All contributions of more than $100 and all expenditures must be itemized. Contributors of more than $500 must itemize the contributions and make certain statements.

 

30 days and one week before election; 10 days after election; and annually on February 15 for contributions/expenditures not reported the prior year.

 Contributions exceeding $250 made within nine days before election must be reported within 24 hours.

 

Alaska Public Offices Commission

 The state has a voluntary electronic filing system

 

Registration of groups

 Letter of intent

 Appointments of treasurers

 Exemptions of candidates not intending to raise or spend more than $2,500 in a calendar year

 Candidate reimbursement notification

 

Alaska Public Offices Commission

 2221 E. Northern
  Lights Boulevard

Room 128
Anchorage, AK 99508

 907/276-4176
907/276-7018 FAX

 www.state.ak.us/apoc

 

American Samoa

 

Candidates, committees, and parties

 

Aggregate sum of all contributions received; name and address of donors of aggregate of $100 or more, and amount and date of deposit; all expenditures made, incurred, or authorized, and name and address of each payee and amount, date and purpose of each expenditure; current statement of balance or deficit

 

Organizational report: not later than the earliest of on or before day of filing for nomination or election; at least 45 days before the general or special election; or by the 10th day after receiving contributions aggregating $100 or more or making or incurring a reportable expenditure

 Preliminary report: 15th calendar day before election or primary

 Final report: 20th calendar day after general, special, or runoff election

 Deficit reports: 5th day after last day of election year and every three months thereafter until no deficit

 

Campaign Spending Commission

 

Organizational statement

 

Campaign Spending Commission

 P.O. Box 3970
Pago Pago, AS  96799

 684/633-2522
684/633-7116 FAX

 

Arizona

 

Candidates and political committees

 

Information on all loans,  contributions, and expenditures.

 All contributions of more than $25 and all expenditures must be itemized.

 Detailed information on contributors using “best efforts.”

 

In regular election year, June 30 report for period from January 1 through May 31; pre-election report not less than 12 days before the election, complete through 20 days before election; post-election report due 30 days after the election, complete through 20 days after the election.

 In other years, a report is filed by January 31 covering activity from 21 days after last general election to December 31 of next (non-election) year.

 

Secretary of State: for state offices and state measures (including state legislature)

 Clerk of board of supervisors: for local judges seeking retention and county offices

 City or town clerk: for city or town offices or measures

 

Termination statements; notice of intent to use large amounts of personal funds; independent expenditure reports; designation of depositories; special information on loans; reports from FEC or other states for certain out-of-state committees; affidavit of no activity; late contribution reports from ballot question committees; special reports from participating and non-participating clean elections candidates

 

Secretary of State

 State Capitol West Wing
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007

 602/542-8683
602/542-6172 FAX

 www.sosaz.com

 elections@mail.sosaz.Com

 Citizens Clean Election Commission

 4001 N. 3rd St., Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ  85012

 602/200-0013
602/200-8670 FAX
877/631-8891

 www.ccec.state.az.us

 

Arkansas

 

Candidates whose cumulative contributions exceed $500; exploratory committees; approved political action committees; independent expenditure committees;

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions and expenditures in excess of $50 must be itemized

 special itemization required for credit card expenditures

 

Generally, a monthly report due within 15 days after the end of each month; pre-election report due 7 days before any election; final monthly report 30 days after the end of the month in which the election is held; other reporting dates for non-candidate committees.

 

Secretary of State and county clerk of county where candidate resides

 

Special reports regarding surplus and carryover funds; report by state entities spending more than $100 of public funds on referenda

 

Secretary of State

 256 State Capitol
Little Rock, AR
72201-1094

 501/682-3476
800/482-1127

 Arkansas Ethics
Commission

910 W. Second Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201

 501/324-9600
501/324-9606 FAX

 www.ArkansasEthics.
com

 ContactUs@Arkansas
Ethics.com

 

California

 

Candidates, committees, and elected officeholders. Short forms may be used by candidates and officeholders who raise and spend less than $1,000 in a calendar year. There are three types of committees:  

(1) recipient committees, which receive $1,000 or more in contributions in a year;

 (2) independent expenditure committees, which make independent expenditures of $1,000 or more in a year; and,

 (3) major donor committees, which make contributions of $10,000 or more in a year.

 Certain non-committee contributors of $5,000 are required to file reports.

 State candidates and ballot measure committees receiving contributions of $1,000 during the 90-day period before an election; committees, including political party committees,  that make independent expenditures of $1,000 or more during the 90-day period before an election 

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions or expenditures of $100 or more must be itemized with contributor information.

 

Semi-annual: July 31 and January 31 for all candidates and committees, whether or not they received contributions or made expenditures, and all elected officers, except judges, whose salary is $200 or more per month. Judges and elected officers whose salary is less than $200 per month file only if they received contributions or made expenditures.

 Periodic: For elections in June or November of even-numbered years: March 22, 12 days before June election, October 5, and 12 days before the November election.

 Reports of $1,000 received/spent during 90-day period before an election due within 24 hours

 

Statewide officers, candidates, and committees: Original and one copy with the Secretary of State, two copies with Registrar-Recorder of Los Angeles County, two copies with Registrar of Voters of the County of San Francisco, and two copies with the filer’s county of domicile.

 State legislature, Board of Equalization, appellate and superior court elections: Original and one copy with Secretary of State, two copies with the county clerk with the largest number of registered voters in the district affected, and two copies with the filer’s county of domicile.

 Other multi-county elections: original and one copy with the county clerk with the largest number of registered voters in the district affected, and two copies with the filer’s county of domicile.

 County offices and municipal courts: original and one copy with the county clerk, two copies with the filer’s county of domicile.

 City offices: original and one copy with city clerk.

 Filings available electronically beginning with the 2000 primary.

 

Committee organization statement; candidate statement of intention; campaign bank account forms; slate mailer organizational statement; large contributor statement; termination report; and  various supplemental statements, including one on expenditures for security systems; reports of contributions or expenditures of $5,000 or more outside 90-day election period; special reports for those making or receiving certain contributions for state officers if contributor is seeking a privilege; special reports of independent expenditures; reporting by a slate mailer committee

 

Fair Political Practices Commission

 427 J Street, Suite 800
Post Office Box 807
Sacramento, CA
95804-0807

 916/322-5660
866/ASK-FPPC
916/327-2026 FAX

 www.fppc.ca.gov

 

Colorado

 

Candidates, political committees, issue committees, political parties;  persons making independent expenditures of $1,000 or more

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures, with any contributions and expenditures during the reporting period greater than $20 itemized.

 

First day of each month beginning the sixth full month before the major election, 14 days before, and 14 days after the major election in election years.

 Reports are required quarterly in off-election years.

 Independent expenditure reports due within 24 hours after obligating funds for the expenditure.

 Additional time allowed for candidates filing electronically

 

Non-municipal elections: either Secretary of State (statewide, legislative, district, or multi-county candidates) or the  appropriate county clerk and recorder (other officers).

 Municipal elections: municipal clerk

 Non-statewide multi-county issues: county clerk and recorder of each involved county

 

Candidate’s affidavit of a familiarity with Campaign Reform Act; committee organization statement; personal financial disclosure by state candidates; statement of intent to file electronic reports

 

Secretary of State

 1560 Broadway
Suite 200
Denver, CO 80203

 303/894‑2200
303/894-2212 FAX
303/894-2389 TDD

 www.sos.state.co.us/
divinfo.html#Elections

 sos.admin1@state.co.us

 

Connecticut

 

Candidates, political committees, and party committees spending or receiving more than $1,000 in any election; certain persons making independent expenditures

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. Contributions in excess of $30 must be itemized.

 

Generally: 2nd Thursday of January, April, July, October; 7th day before regular state election; 45 days after election and 30 days after primary

 State central committees: January 30, April 10, July 10; 12 days before any election

 Supplemental reports: 7 days after distribution of surplus, or, if deficit, 90 days after primary or election, then 30 days after increase in deficit

 

Generally with Secretary of State, with local candidates and referendum committees filing with town clerks

 Statewide candidates raising or spending $250,000 or more must file electronically; other committees may also file electronically

 Reports to be available on the Internet and through Secretary of State’s office

 

Designation of campaign depository and treasurer; exemption statements; statements of organization; special reports by lobbyists; exemption from itemized reporting statement if raise or spend less than threshold

 

State Elections Enforcement Commission

 20 Trinity Street
Suite 101

Hartford, CT 06106-1628

 203/566-7106
203/566-4402 FAX

 www.seec.state.ct.us

 seec@po.state.ct.us

 

Delaware

 

Candidates and committees

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. All  contributions greater than $100 must be itemized.

 

30 days and 8 days before election; December 31 of year of election; December 31 of year after election, and annually on December 31 until contributions and expenditures are balanced and the fund is closed.

 

State Election Commissioner

 

Political committee accepting contributions or making expenditures must file list of its members and designate a treasurer with the State Election Commissioner within 7 days.

 

State Election Commissioner

 32 Loockerman Street
Suite 203
Dover, DE  19901

 302/739-4277
302/739-6794 FAX
800/273-9500

 www.state.de.us/election

 vote@state.de.us

 

District of Columbia

 

Candidates spending greater than $250 in any one election; political committees; persons making independent expenditures of $50 or more

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. All  contributions of $50 or more and contributions of $10 or more must be itemized.

 

Each year: January 31

 Election years: 10th day of March, June, August, October, and December; 8 days before an election

 Non-election years: July 31

 Contributions of $200 or more received after closing date for last pre-election report must be reported within 24 hours

 

Office of Campaign Finance

 

Registration statements; designation of depositories

 

District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics, Director of Campaign Finance

 Reeves Municipal Bldg.
Suite 420
2000 14th St., NW
Washington, DC  20009

 202/671-0550

 www.ocf.dc.gov

 webmaster@dcocf.org

 

Florida

 

Candidates, political committees, committees of continuous existence, political party executive committees, and persons making independent expenditures of $100 or more unless no funds have been received or reportable expenditures made during reporting period

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions over $100 must include occupation. Each expenditure must be itemized. Credit card purchases for travel by statewide candidates and statewide committees must be fully disclosed.

 

Generally by the 10th day of each calendar quarter after treasurer is appointed through last day of qualifying for office and on the 4th, 18th, and 32nd days preceding first and second primaries; and on the 4th and 18th days immediately preceding the general election for an opposed candidate, political committee, or committee of continuous existence. Candidates receiving public funds file on the 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and 32nd days prior to first primary and general election, and on the 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th days prior to the second primary. Any candidate who becomes unopposed files within 90 days of that date.

 

Candidates file with officer before whom candidate qualifies, with copy to supervisor of elections in candidate's county of residence for other than statewide candidates. Statewide committees file with Division of Elections, while other committees file with county supervisor of elections.

 Filing is generally to be made on diskette, with reports available electronically

 

Organization statement, designation of treasurer, designation of depositories, annual report, pre-advertisement endorsement statement; testimonial affairs statement; voluntary expenditure limitation statement; officeholder loan statement; return contribution; request for contribution return; judicial retention; statement of valuation of in-kind expenditure; special independent expenditure statements; special statement by investment firms and underwriters seeking certain state business

 

Florida Elections Commission

 Room 2002, The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL
32399-1050

 850/922-4539
850/921-0783 FAX

doe@mail.dos.state.fl.us

 Secretary of State
Division of Elections
107 W. Gaines Street
 Room 100
Tallahassee, FL
32399-0250

 850/245-6200

 http://election.dos.state.fl.us/

 election@mail.dos.state.fl.us

 

Georgia

 

Candidates, political committees, persons (individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization, or any other organization or group of persons) who accept contributions for, make contributions to, or make expenditures on behalf of, candidates, or to bring about the approval or rejection by voters of a proposed constitutional amendment or statewide referendum, and receives or spends $500 or more to bring about (or oppose) recall of a public officer, certain independent committees

 

Amount, date of receipt, name, mailing address, and occupation of any person making a contribution of $101 or more, or to whom an expenditure of $101 or more is made, including the general purpose of the expenditure.

 

Candidates and committees seeking to influence candidate elections:  June 30 and December 31 in non-election years and March 31, June 30, October 25, and December 31 during election years

 Ballot Questions: 15 days before the election and a final report before December 31 of the year in which the election is held

 Recalls: within 15 days after the date when the official recall petition forms were issued to the sponsors; 45 days after the filing of the initial report; within 20 days after certification of petition; final report before December 31 of the year in which the recall election is held or, in any case where such recall election is not held, before December 31 of any year in which the campaign committee accepts contributions or makes expenditures

 

Secretary of State for statewide candidates and statewide referenda

 Superintendent of elections in county of candidate’s residence for general assembly candidates (and ballot questions and recalls) with copy to Secretary of State

 County superintendent of elections or city clerks for other offices and elections

 

Declaration of intent to accept campaign contributions; financial disclosure statement (candidates); designation of committee officers; registration of campaign committees (candidates and non-candidate committees); special reports of independent committees and certain persons contributing to such committees

 

Secretary of State

 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
Suite 1104, West Tower
Atlanta, GA  30334-1505

 404/656-2871
404/651-9531 FAX

 www.sos.state.ga.us/ elections/

 sosweb@sos.state.ga.us

 

Guam

 

Candidates, political committees, and parties

 

Aggregate sum of all contributions received; name and address of donors of $100 or more, and amount and date of deposit; all expenditures made, incurred, or authorized, and name and address of each payee and amount, date and purpose of each expenditure; current statement of balance or deficit

 Special disclosure required of earmarked funds

 

Organizational report: not later than the earliest of on or before day of filing for nomination or election; or by the 10th day after receiving contributions aggregating $100,000 or more or making or incurring expenditures of more than $100,000

 Preliminary report: 10th day before election or primary

Final primary report: 10th day after general, special, or runoff election

 Final general election report: 20th calendar day after general, special, or runoff election

 Surplus reports: 60 days after election and every six months thereafter until individual becomes candidate again

 Deficit reports: 60 days after election and every three months thereafter until no deficit.

 

Guam Election Commission

 

Organizational statement

 

Guam Election Commission

 414 West Soledad Ave.
Agana, GU  96910

 671/477-9791
671/477-1895 FAX

 

Hawaii

 

Candidates, parties, and committees which contribute in the aggregate $1,000 or more in an election period; committees that form within 10 days before an election and spend $1,000 or more

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. All contributions of more than $100 must be itemized.

 

For candidates, on July 30 before the primary election and 10 working days before each election; 20 days after primary, and 30 days after a general or special election. Supplemental reports in the event of surplus or deficit over $250 are filed on the 5th day after the last day of election year, and every six months thereafter.

 

Original and a copy with Campaign Spending Commission. In counties of less than 200,000 voters, file original and two copies with either Commission or clerk in county where candidate resides.

 

Organization statement; treasurer and depository designation; designation of responsible central committee; disposition of residual funds; affidavit of compliance with expenditure limits; affidavit for tax deduction purposes; anonymous contributions; fundraisers; public financing compliance report; late contribution report

 

Campaign Spending Commission

 235 S. Beretania St.
Suite 300
Honolulu, HI  96813

 808/586-0285
808/586-0288 FAX

 www.state.hi.us/campaign

 aloha@csc.state.hi.us

 

Idaho

 

Candidates, political committees, and any person who makes an expenditure of more than $100 other than by a contribution to a candidate or political committee

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. All contributions of greater than $50 and expenditures of $25 or more must be itemized.

 

By October 10 before general election, and 7 days before and 30 days after election. Measure committees file April 30 and July 30 reports. Supplemental reports in the event of an unexpended balance or expenditure deficit are filed annually on January 31.

 Special report required within 48 hours after receipt of a contribution of certain amounts, or expenditures to certain persons from 16 days before election through 48 hours before election day.

 

Secretary of State

 

Designation of political treasurer; individual or non-business entity making certain large independent expenditures; political party report of qualified expenditures; statement of an absence of contributions or expenditures in reporting period

 

Secretary of State

 700 W. Jefferson, Rm 203
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho
83720-0080

 208/334-2852
208/334-2282 FAX

 www.idsos.state.id.us/elect/finance.htm

 sosinfo@idsos.state.id.us

 

Illinois

 

Treasurers of state and local political committees (unless exempt by reason of lack of activity)

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures on semi-annual report; only contributions and transfers on pre-election report. Receipts and expenditures in excess of $150 must be itemized, and certain transactions require identification of occupation and employer

 

Reports of campaign contributions: 15 days before each election

 Semi-annual reports of contributions and expenditures: January 31 and July 31.

 

State Board of Elections for state political committees; State Board of Elections and county clerk for political committees acting as both state and local political committee.

 Electronic filing is required of candidates and committees that cross certain contribution, expenditure, or loan thresholds.

 All political committee reports are available via a searchable database on the Internet

 

Organization statement by state or local political committee and political committee acting as both state and local political committee; designation of chair and treasurer; large contributions 30 days before election

 Persons expending more than $20 on behalf of a political committee file pertinent information on donor, recipient, and value within five business days of transaction with the appropriate committee

 Contributors of goods or services of more than $50 value must report value to the political committee

 Nonprofit organizations without political committees which make contributions or expenditures greater than  $5,000 in a 12-month period with respect  candidates or public questions must register and report.

 Dissolution report

 

State Board of Elections

 P.O. Box 4187
Springfield, IL
62708

 217/782-4141
800/527-8683
217/782-5959 FAX

 www.elections.state.il.us/

 webmaster@elections.state.il.us

 

Indiana

 

Political committees, candidate committees, regular party committees, and PACs. Also required from corporations and labor organizations making expenditures in referenda, and of certain persons making independent expenditures.

 Public utilities file a special report with Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

 Certain Hoosier Lottery vendors, riverboat gaming license holders and suppliers, and parimutuel horse-racing license holders file reports with regulatory entities and Election Division.

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures, with all contributions and expenditures in excess of $100 ($200 for a regular party committee) required to be itemized. All transfers from other committees must be itemized regardless of amount.

 Reports by public utilities detail contributions to office seekers and/or political committees, and whether the recipient is filed at the federal or state level.

 Those with gaming interests must file reports of ownership.

 

18 days before election or convention; 20 days after convention if no pre-convention report was filed; annually by third Wednesday in January (by March 1 for political party committee).

 Public utilities file special report annually.

 Those with gaming interests file quarterly reports of ownership.

 

Election Division for most

 General Assembly candidates file duplicate with board of candidate’s county of residence

 State office candidate filings available on-line in searchable form

 Local candidates and committees file with county election board of each county in district

 Referenda reports filed with appropriate county election board and State Election Commission

 Public utilities file a special report with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

 Gaming interest reports are filed with the appropriate regulatory agency (Indiana Gaming Commission or Indiana Horse Racing Commission) and the Election Division

 

Organization statement; designation of candidate's principal campaign committee and officers; candidate statement; committee final report.

 Special reports required of large, late contributions after last pre-primary or pre-election report deadline.

 Declaration of candidacy must contain statement about campaign finance reports from past campaigns.

 

Election Division of the Secretary of State

 Indiana Gov’t Center S.
Room E-204
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN
46204-2767

 317/232-3939
800/622-4941
317/233-6793 FAX

 www.state.in.us/iec/html/campaignindex.html

 elections@iec.state.in.us

 

Iowa

 

Candidates and committees receiving contributions or making expenditures in excess of $500 or incurring debt greater than $500 in a calendar year

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 All contributions must be itemized if they exceed $200 for any committee of a national political party or state statutory political committee, $100 for any congressional candidate, $50 for any county statutory or other political committee, or $25 for any other office. All expenditures in excess of $5 must be itemized.

 

May 19, July 19, October 19, and January 19 annually, except for committees for city and school office candidates who file 5 days before the election and the first of the month thereafter.

 In years in which no primary or general election is held, a state or city committee is not required to file the May and July reports. A candidate’s committee is not required to file the May, July, and October reports in a year candidate does not stand for election.

 

Statewide office and state offices elected on less than statewide basis: Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

 County, city, or school office: county election commissioner

 State statutory political committee and other state-level political committees: Board

 Other statutory political committee: county election commissioner and copy to Board

 Committees may file electronically at their option

 

Organization statement; financial statement by statewide and legislative candidates; contribution report by lobbyists; special reporting deadlines established for special elections; dissolution report; supplemental report for large late contributions; special reports by those making independent expenditures; special reports by those involved in ballot issue campaigns

 

Ethics and Campaign  Disclosure Board

 514 East Locust
Suite 104
Des Moines, IA
50309-1912

 515/281-4028
515/281-3701 FAX

 www.state.ia.us/ethics

 

Kansas

 

Candidates, political committees, party committees, constitutional amendment committees, and persons making independent expenditures of more than $100.

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures. Contributions

and expenditures over $50 must be itemized.

 

Generally, 8 days before election, and January 10 each year.

 Constitutional amendment committees file each February 15th, 15 days before, and 15 days after elections.

 

State offices elected statewide and political committees supporting same: with Secretary of State

 Constitutional amendments: Kansas Gov’tl Ethics Comm’n

 State offices elected on less than statewide basis: with Secretary of State and county election officer of residence

 Local offices and political committees supporting same: county election officer

 Disclosure information is available on-line

 

Designation of treasurer or candidate committee by candidate; statement of organization by political party and political committee; treasurer report of campaign debts and obligations, out-of-state political committee; termination report; affidavits of expected contributions and expenditures; report of dedicated funds; checkoff documentation

 

Kansas Governmental
Ethics Commission

 109 SW. Ninth St., Rm 504
Topeka, KS  66612-1287

 913/296-4219
913/296-2548 FAX

 www.accesskansas.org/ethics/main.html

 ethics@cjnetworks.com

 

Kentucky

 

Candidates, campaign committees, permanent committees, political issues committees, inaugural committees, political party executive committees, exploratory committees, fundraisers, contributing organizations (when in excess of $100), and those making independent expenditures of $500 or more in any one election

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions of more than $100 and expenditures of more than $25 must be fully itemized.

 Cash contributions must be separately reported.

 

Candidates and campaign committees: 32nd and 15th day before an election, and 30 days after an election. If account is not closed at that time, a supplemental report is due, and filing will continue on an annual basis until a zero balance is shown. Candidates have five days from filing deadline to file with Registry.

 Slate committees: 30 days after registration, and not less than three days after the 56th, 42nd, 28th, and 14th days before an election, and each 30 days after an election until zero balance in account.

 Party executive committees: 30 days after an election.

 Permanent committees: last day of each calendar quarter.

 

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance

 Duplicate reports filed with clerk in county where candidate resides.

 The Registry is currently working on an electronic filing and reporting system.

 

Committee organization statement; candidate designation of treasurer; designation of depositories; political party tax fund expenditure report; fundraisers; statement of intent by slate to accept or reject public funding; special reports on advertising by news media

 

Kentucky Registry of Election Finance

 140 Walnut Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

 502/573-2226
502/573-5622 FAX

 www.state.ky.us/agencies/kref/

 www.state.ky.us/agencies/kref/mailkref.htm

 

Louisiana

 

Candidates for major or district office; candidates for other offices who receive contributions of greater than $200 from any one source or make expenditures of greater than $5,000; political committees; persons not a candidate who make independent expenditures or accept contributions other than to or from a candidate or committee in excess of $500; persons who accept contributions or make expenditures in excess of $200 to support or oppose recalls or propositions

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 All transactions must be itemized.

 

Candidates and committees: 180th, 90th, 30th, & 10th day before primary; 10th day before and 40th day after general election. Election day reports due 10 days after each

election. Annual reports by February 15 for most surpluses/deficits.

 PAC’s have special reporting schedule

 Special report required within 48 hrs after receipt of a contribution of certain amounts, or expenditures to certain persons from 20 days before election through election day.

 

Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure

 Electronic filing is required for statewide office candidates with more than $50,000 in loans or receipts in the aggregate

 

Committee organization statement (including designation of officers and depository): statement of disbanding or dissolution; affidavit in lieu of report for major or district office candidates

 

Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure

 2415 Quail Drive. 3rd flr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

 225/763‑8777
800/842‑6630
225/763‑8780 FAX

 www.ethics.state.la.us/

 webmaster@ethics.state.la.us

 

Maine

 

Candidates, political committees, political action committees, party committees, and certain persons making independent expenditures in excess of $50

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions of more than $50 must be itemized.

 

6 days before and 42 days after each election; gubernatorial candidates also file January 15 and July 15 in non-election years if they received or spent more than $1,000 in that year, and 42 days before an election. Party committees file semiannually and before general election. Special reports may be required of candidates receiving public financing.

 

Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 

Registration of treasurer, political committee, and officers by candidates and political action committees; report of contributions or expenditures of $1,000 or more made after the 12th day and before 48 hours prior to any election; reports of disposition of surplus or deficit in excess of $50; termination report.

 

Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices

 135 State House Station
Augusta, ME
04333-0135

 207/287-4179
207/287-6775 FAX

 webmaster_ethics@state.me.us

 

Maryland

 

Candidates receiving contributions of $300 or more; political committees; party central committees; slates

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures

 

4th Tuesday before primary, 2nd Friday before any election, and earlier of the 3rd Tuesday after general election or before taking office. Central and continuing committees also file annually on the date of the last general election.

 If there is a surplus or deficit, 6 months after general election, one year after general election, and annually on the election anniversary until the surplus or deficit is eliminated.

 

Candidates and their noncontinuing committees and slates file with the board with which candidate filed statement of candidacy.

 Party central committees, continuing committees, and government contractors file with the State Board of Elections.

 Statewide candidates must file electronically; reports available on-line effective November 1999

 

Designation of campaign chair and treasurer; statement of purpose; governmental contractor statement of contributions; designation of depositories.

 

State Board of Elections

 P.O. Box 6486
Annapolis, MD
21401-0486

 410/269-2840
800/222-VOTE
410/974-2019 FAX

 www.elections.state.md.us/campaign_finance/

 sep@elections.state.md.us

 

Massachusetts

 

Candidates and political committees

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions of greater than $50 and expenditures of greater than $50 must be itemized.

 

Candidates for General Court, PACs, People’s Committees, local party committees: 8 days before primary, 8 days before general election, and January 20 of each year.

 Candidates for statewide, Governor’s Council, county and city office in cities of 100,000 or more, and state political party committees: 3rd business day after designating depository, 5th day of each month (and 20th day in last six months of election year), and January 20 of each year.

 

City or town candidates and committees (except for citywide candidates in cities of 100,000 or more): with city or town clerk or election commission

 Other candidates: with Director of Campaign and Political Finance

 Certain candidates will begin filing electronically in 2002, while certain committees must do so by 2004

 Some information from reports is available on-line from Office of Campaign and Political Finance

 

Political committee organization statement; designation of political committee treasurers; designation of depositories; report by cashier of depository; dissolution report; report of independent expenditures of greater than $100 in a calendar year, special report for candidates spending in excess of publicity funded candidates

 

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

 1 Ashburton Place
Room 411
Boston, MA  02108

 617/727-8352
800/462-OCPF

 www.state.ma.us/ocpf

 ocpf@cpf.state.ma.us

 

Michigan

 

Candidates, political and independent committees, party committees, and ballot question committees; certain persons making independent expenditures

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions of greater than  $20 and expenditures of greater than $50 must be itemized

 

Candidate committees, party committees, ballot question committees: 11 days before and 30 days after election; committees other than political and independent committees: not later than January 31 of each year; political or independent committees (PACs) filing on state level: January 31, July 25, October 25 in odd years; April 25, July 25, and October 25 in even years.

 

Secretary of State: candidates for state elective office, judicial office, and all political party committees and political action committees

 County clerk: candidates for local office

 State Court Administrator: special report for judicial office candidates

 Electronic filing has been implemented, and certain reports are available on-line

 

Committee organizational statement; candidate committee designations with designation of treasurer; designation of depository; committee dissolution statement; out-of-state contribution report from contributors to recipients (recordkeeping); verification statement; late contribution report; special report for judicial candidates to state court administrator; affiliation statement if committee sponsor not apparent from name.

 

Secretary of State
Bureau of Elections

 P.O. Box 20126
Lansing, MI
48901-0726

 517/373-2540
517/373-8558
517/373-0941 FAX

 www.michigan.gov/sos

 secretary@michigan.gov

 

Minnesota

 

Candidates, party committees, political committees, and persons making independent expenditures of greater than $100

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions of greater than $100 and expenditures and disbursements of more than $100 must be itemized.

 

Candidates for statewide, legislative, and high court offices file 15 days before a primary and 10 days before general election and January 31 annually. Any contribution or loan to a statewide candidate of $2,000, or more than $400 to any legislative or district court candidate received between the closing date and the last pre-election report and the election must be reported within 48 hours after receipt, and in next required report.

 

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board for most candidates

 Electronic reporting is voluntary

 

Organization statement for political committee; designation of principal campaign committee; termination statement; corporate expenditures or contributions > $100 for specified political committees; candidate agreement form and affidavit of contributions prior to receiving public subsidy payments; lobbyists soliciting or making certain contributions

 

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

 First Floor South
Centennial Office Bldg
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
55155-1603

 651/296-1721
612/297-5353 TDD
800/657-3889
612/296-1722 FAX

 www.cfboard.state.mn.us

 cf.board@state.mn.us

 

Mississippi

 

Candidates and political committees

 

Candidates and committees must itemize all contributions and expenditures greater than $200.

 

For years other than 1999 and every 4th year thereafter: 7 days before any election; January 31 to cover the entire prior calendar year.

 For 1999 and every 4th year thereafter, detailed reporting dates are specified.

 

Secretary of State if candidate for statewide, state district, or legislative office; circuit clerk of appropriate county; municipal clerk for municipal office

 Scanned reports are available; candidates may file via e-mail or disk.

 

Statement of organization of political committee within 10 days after either receiving or spending in excess of $200

 

Secretary of State

 State Capitol
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136 

601/359-6357
800/829-6786
601/359-5019 FAX

 www.sos.state.ms.us/elections /CampFinc/

 

Missouri

 

Committees, candidates who spend or receive more than $500 or receive a single contribution of more than $250, and persons making independent expenditures of $500 or more

 

Information on all contributions and expenditures.

 Contributions and expenditures of more than $100 must be itemized. Full details are required on actual expenditures, rather than merely reporting an aggregate amount paid to a consultant.

 

8 days before election day for period closing 12th day before election; 30 days after election day for period closing 25th day after election; and quarterly on 15th day of the month to include activity for period ending on last day of quarter

 Contributions of more than $250 received by any committee after the closing date of the last pre-election disclosure report but before election day must be reported within 48 hours after receipt. Supplemental reports are required each January 15 if contributions or expenditures of $1,000 or more were made or received since the last report. A supplemental report is required if post-election report shows outstanding debts greater than $5,000; this report must be filed until the deficit is less than $5,000.

 

Missouri Ethics Commission for statewide office candidates and committees, and candidates for the supreme or appellate courts. Candidates for legislative office, circuit court, and county clerk file with the Commission and election authority of the candidate’s place of residence.

 Requirements vary for other candidates.

 Continuing committee reports and reports from candidates filing electronically are available on-line.

 

Organization statement; termination statement; appointment of campaign treasurer and principal campaign committee; out-of-state committee statement; exemption or rejection statement; special report of large contributors attempting to influence executive branch decisions.

 

Missouri Ethics Commission

 P.O. Box 1370
Jefferson City, MO
65102-1370

 573/751-2020
800/392-8660
573/526-4506 FAX

 www.moethics.state.mo.us

 mec@mail.state.mo.us

 

Montana

 

Candidates and political committees (except in certain school district and special district elections)

 

Information on contributions, expenditures, loans, debts, and obligations. Itemization of aggregate contributions of $35 or more; transfers of funds; loans;  proceeds from fundraisers; expenditures; obligations owed by political committees and candidates.

 

Statewide office candidates/related political committees: pre-election year quarterly reports on the 5th day after each quarter; March 10th and September 10th in an election year; 15 and 5 days before an election; not more than 20 days after an election; March 10th and September 10th of each year following an election until closing report filed.

 State district office candidates and related political committees: 12th day before election, not more than 20 days after election, and whenever closing report is filed.

 Local office candidates/related political committees: same as for state district office if contributions or expenditures to campaign exceed $500.

 Statewide ballot issue committee: Pre-election year reports on the 5th day following each quarter; March 10th, and 10th day of subsequent month through September; 15 and 25 days before election; within 20 days after election.

 Independent committees: 12th day before election, not more than 20 days after election, and when closing report at end of calendar year is due.

 Incidental committees: 2 days before deadline for statewide ballot issue committee; except if involved with state district candidate or local candidate/issue, then 2 days before deadline for state district office candidate (excluding closing-report filing).

 FAX report required for all candidates and related political committees within 24 hours if contribution of $200 or more received for statewide office or $500 for statewide ballot issue between the 10th day before election and day of election, or within 48 hours if contribution of $100 or more received for state district or local offices between the 17th day before election and day of election.

 

Commissioner of Political Practices and election administrator of county where candidate is resident or political committee has headquarters.

 District court judicial candidates file with Commissioner and election administrator in county where election held or in county seat with greatest population if election is in more than one county.

 

Certification of campaign treasurer and deputy campaign treasurers; political committee statements of organization; designation of primary and secondary campaign depositories; business disclosure statements; sworn statement that political committee favoring or opposing a ballot issue will not exceed voluntary expenditure limits

 

Commissioner of Political Practices

 1205 8th Avenue
P.O. Box 202401
Helena, MT
59620-2401

 406/444-2942
406/444-1643 FAX

 www.state.mt.us/cpp

 www.state.mt.us/cpp/css/contact

 

Nebraska

 

Candidate committees, political party committees, independent committees, and ballot question committees upon raising, receiving, or spending more than $5,000 in a calendar year.

 An existing committee that does not anticipate contributions or expenditures of more than $1,000 in an election year may exempt itself from regular reporting.

 

Non-party committees: information on contributions and expenditures, including itemization of contributions and expenditures greater than $250

 Party committee: information on contributions and expenditures, including itemization of contributions greater than $250 and all expenditures

 

By 30th day and 10th day before a primary or general election, and 40th day after primary election, and 70th day after general election. Annual statement due by January 31 for preceding year if statements not required to be filed during previous years. Report of contributions of $1,000 or more received within 14 days before election is required to be filed within 5 days after receipt.

 

Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.

 Copies to be filed with election commissioner or county clerk, as appropriate, depending on the type of committee.

 

Committee statement of organization; committee statement of dissolution; candidate statement of financial interests; non-committee report of independent expenditures greater than  $250; reports of expenditures and personal services by corporation, labor organization, or industry, trade, or professional association; earmarked contribution report; report of independent expenditures of more than $2,000 (or $5,000 or more after the initial report) for or against a candidate for state or legislative office eligible for public funding; agent’s expenditure reports; reports of contributions and expenditures by major out-of-state contributors; candidate affidavit to abide by spending limitations; candidate affidavit not to abide by spending limitations; statement of qualifying committee for exemption from post-election regular reporting and statements of exemption by exempt committee; independent committee report of late independent expenditure

 

Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Comm’n

 State Capitol
11th Floor
P.O. Box 95086
Lincoln, NE  68509

 402/471-2522
402/471-6599 FAX

 http://nadc.nol.org/web2/index2.htm

 

Nevada

 

State, district, county, township, and city office candidates; persons that make candidate-related independent expenditures; ballot question advocacy persons and groups; and committees for the recall of a public officer. Persons include individuals, business and social organizations, non-governmental legal entities, PACs, political parties, and party-sponsored committees.

 

Candidates: information on campaign contributions and expenses, including itemization of individual/ cumulative contributions over $100.

 Persons making candidate-related independent expenditures or question-related expenditures: itemization of individual/ cumulative contributions over $100 received and individual/ cumulative expenditures over $100.

 Recall committees: itemization of individual/cumulative contributions over $100 received or made, and expenditures over $100.

 Candidate who receives more than $10,000 in any year before an election year is required to file annual report by January 15th until the year in which the candidate seeks election.

 Separate candidate report of in-kind contributions received and in-kind expenses incurred

 

Candidate at primary or general election: 7 days before primary, 7 days before general election, and 15th day of 2nd month after general election

 City office candidate: 7 days before city primary, 7 days before city general election, and 15th day of 2nd month after city general election

 Candidate at recall election: contributions report 30 days after election and expenses report 60 days after election

 Candidate at special district office election: 7 days before election, contributions report 30 days after election, and expenses report 60 days after election.

 Recall candidate: contribution report 30 days after special election and expenses report 60 days after special election. If no special election, 30 days after a district court determines a recall petition is legally insufficient.

 Recall committee: if petition for recall not filed, 30 days after notice of intent to circulate petition expired; if court does not order special recall election, 30 days after court decision; and if court orders special recall election, 7 days before and 30 days after election.

 Person making candidate-related independent expenditures and ballot question advocacy group: 7 days before primary election or city primary election, as appropriate; 7 days before general election or city general election, as appropriate; and 15th day of second month after election.

 

Secretary of State: candidate for statewide office, state senator, or assemblyman in multi-county district, or any other office with multi-county district; person making independent expenditures for a can-didate elected from other than a single city or county; committee for the recall of a public officer; and ballot question advocacy group for a question voted on in other than a single county or city

 County clerk: candidate for state senator or assemblyman voted on in a single county; county or township office; person making independent expenditures for a candidate elected only from the county; and ballot question advocacy group for a question voted on only in the county

 City clerk: candidate for city office; person making independent expenditures for a candidate elected only from the city; and ballot question advocacy group for a question voted on only in the city

 

Registration of committee for political action; registration of committee for recall of a public officer; candidate financial disclosure statement

 

Secretary of State

 101 North Carson Street
Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701

 775/684-5705
775/684-5718 FAX

 www.sos.state.nv.us

 nvelect@govmail.nv.us

 

New Hampshire

 

Candidates for governor, councilor, state senator, representative to general court, and county office whose expenditures exceed $500, and political committees (including political party committees) whose receipts or expenditures exceed $500

 

Information on all receipts and expenditures, including itemization of receipts greater than $25, aggregate contributions of greater than $100 for an election, and all expenditures

 

Wednesday 12 weeks before primary (except political committee of candidate or political party), Wednesday 3 weeks before election, and 2nd Wednesday after election. Every 6 months after election until obligations satisfied or surplus depleted. Notice of a contribution greater than $500 received after second Wednesday before election is to be filed within 24 hours. Political committee report of independent expenditures to be filed within 24 hours after aggregate expenditures greater than $500 are made, and thereafter each time $500 more is spent.

 

Secretary of State

 

Non-party political committee registration statement; candidate consent to political committee; designation of fiscal agent by candidate; affidavit of voluntary limitation of campaign expenditures by candidate; disclosure of business associations

 

Secretary of State

 Department of State
State House, Room 204
Concord, NH  03301

 603/271-3242
603/271-6316 FAX

 http://www.state.nh.us/sos/electionsnew.htm

 elections@sos.state.nh.us

 

New Jersey

 

Candidate committees and joint candidates committees (except periodic election fund reports not required if total amount to be expended for candidacy by all sources does not exceed $3,000 for candidate committee, $5,800 for joint candidates committee with two candidates, or $8,500 for joint candidates committee with three or more candidates, although aggregate contributions over $400 from single source must be reported); political committees that raise or expend $1,500 or more in an election; continuing political committees; political party committees; and legislative leadership committees

 

Monies, loans, paid personal services, or other things of value contributed and expenditures paid, including itemization of contributions over $400.

 

Candidates, joint candidates committees, and political committees: 29th day and 11th day before election and 20th day after election. If exempted from periodic reporting, file contributions report on scheduled date if aggregate contribution of more than $400 received.

 Candidate committees and joint candidates committees: quarterly reports by April 15th, July 15th, October 15th, and January 15th of calendar quarters in year candidate not running for election.

 Continuing political committees, political party committees, and legislative leadership committee: by April 15th, July 15th, October 15th, and January 15th of each calendar year.

 Single-source contribution of over $800 received by a continuing political committee, political party committee, or legislative leadership committee after final day of quarterly reporting period and on or before election day to be reported within 48 hours. Single-source contributions of more than $800 received by a candidate committee, joint candidates committee, or political committee between the 13th day before and election day to be reported within 48 hours.

 Expenditure of over $800 by political committee between 13th day before and election day or by a continuing political committee between March 31st and primary election day or after September 20th and general election day to be reported within 48 hours.

 

New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

 In case of candidates for non-statewide office, a copy is filed with the county clerk of county where candidate seeks office, except candidates for state legislative office file in county where candidate resides.

 State candidate reports only accessible electronically at ELEC offices.

 

Candidate statement that amount to be expended on behalf of candidacy will not exceed $3,000 for individual candidacy, $5,800 for a joint candidates committee with two candidates, or $8,500 for a joint candidates committee containing three or more candidates; certificate of organization of candidate committee or joint candidate committee; statement of registration for political committee, continuing political committee, or legislative leadership committee; appointment of treasurer and deputy treasurers; designation of campaign depositories; certification by potential political committee for determination by Commission as to status; certification by a continuing political committee that expenditures in a calendar year will not exceed $3,700; candidate financial disclosure statement for certain offices; final report certification of winding up of business after election; report of independent expenditures; report of authorized solicitation with net proceeds over $400 to treasurer; report of independent public solicitation with gross contributions exceeding $400 for election.

 

Election Law Enforcement Commission

 28 W. State Street, 13th Floor
P.O. Box 185
Trenton, NJ
08625-0185

 609/292-8700
609/777-1457 FAX

 www.elec.state.nj.us

 webmaster@elec.state.nj.us

 

New Mexico

 

Public officials, candidates or treasurers of candidates’ campaign committees (except candidates filing statement that they anticipate receiving or spending less than $1,000 for non-statewide office or 2,500 for statewide office in primary or general election), and treasurers of political committees

 

Itemization of contributions and expenditures

 

All public officials and candidates: annually by 2nd Monday in May.

 In election year, public officials who are candidates and candidates who have not filed statements of exceptions: by 2nd Monday in October, by Thursday before election, and by 30th day after election.

 Undeclared candidates below reporting threshold of $1,000 for non-statewide office or $2,500 for statewide office for contributions or expenditures: 2nd Monday in May for primary or 2nd Monday in October for general election.

 Supplemental report of contribution or pledge to contribute for $500 or more in non-statewide election or for $2,500 or more in statewide election received after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday before election due within 24 hours of receipt, except if received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday before election, then due by noon of Monday before election.

 

Secretary of State: statewide elective offices, multi-county state legislative offices (but may file with county clerk of resident county), judicial offices for judicial districts (except magistrates), multi-county district offices, and political committees.

County Clerk: county elective offices, magistrates, and single-county state legislative offices.

 Voluntary electronic filing program in operation, with reports filed via disk, modem, or e-mail. Reports available electronically only at Secretary of State’s Office.

 

Candidate statement of exception; political committee registration; cash contributions report for special events; lobbyist/lobbyist’s employer expenditure report

 

Secretary of State

 Ethics Administration
325 Don Gaspar
Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503

 505/827-3920
505/827-3895
800/477-3632
505/827-3634 FAX

 www.sos.state.nm.us/ethics.htm

 

New York

 

Candidates and political committees; however, filing is not required for candidates or their authorized political committees (1) that do not expend more than $50 in a calendar year or $1,000 in an election cycle, (2) before an uncontested primary election, or (3) for an election in a city,  town, or village of less than 10,000 unless total receipts or expenditures exceed $1,000.

 

Information on receipts and expenditures, including an itemization of aggregate contributions of $100 or more and expenditures of $50 or more

 

Primary election: 32nd and 11th day before and 10th day after contested primary election.

 Runoff primary: 4th day before and 10th day after primary.

 General election: 32nd day and 11th day before and 27th day after the election.

 Periodic statements are also required by January 15 and July 15 in each subsequent year until activities terminated.

 Contributions or loans of more than $1,000 received after close of second pre-election filing period must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

 Political committees are to file by January 15th and July 15th of each year after statement of treasurer and depository filed.

 

Candidates: presidential electors, state executive or legislative offices, supreme court justices, constitutional convention delegates, and multi-county party positions (if not wholly within New York City), with State Board of Elections; other public offices (except village offices and party positions in a single county or New York City), with city or county board of elections, as appropriate; and village offices if election not on general election day, with county board of elections.

 Political committees: with State Board of Elections, except committees taking part solely in an election for a candidate required to file with a local board of elections, are also required to file with local board. County political party committees file with the county board of elections. Committees are required to file with other boards in certain instances.

 Electronic filing to be available effective January 1, 1999, applicable to all contributions greater than $1,000.

 

Candidate or authorized political committee statement that neither receipts nor expenditures will exceed $1,000 during a reporting period in lieu of a statement of receipts and expenditures; designation of political committee treasurer and depository; statement of receipts and expenditures by political committee treasurer and depository; statement of receipts and expenditures by political committee treasurer upon resignation; accounting by agent of political committee or candidate; political committee authorization statement

 

State Board of Elections

 40 Steuben Street
Albany, New York
12207-2109

 518/474-8100
800/458-3453
518/486-4068 FAX

 www.elections.state.ny.us/finance/campaign_finance.htm

 

North Carolina

 

Candidates, political committees (including political party committees), and referendum committees; individuals making independent expenditures over $100.

 Candidates and political party committees whose contributions, loans, and expenditures will not exceed $3,000 can be exempted from reporting.

 

Information on contributions, expenditures, and loans, including an itemization of contributions over $100, media expenses, and non-media expenses over $50. All expenditures must be individually disclosed.

 

All candidates and committees: organizational report due within 10 days of filing of candidacy or organization of committee.

 Candidates and political committees in non-municipal elections: quarterly reports—by 7 working days after each quarter in even-numbered year if involved in election except first quarter report covers through 17th day before primary and is due 7 days after that date, and 3rd quarter report covers through 17th day before general election and is due 7 days after that date; semi-annual reports—by last Friday in July and January if contributions received or expenditures made and no other report required; 48-hour report (political committee, political party, or referendum committee)—within 48 hours if contribution or transfer of more than $1,000 received after last pre-election report before an election; final; report when all funds are disbursed, loans repaid or forgiven, and committee bank account closed.

 Candidates and political committees in municipal elections: Election conducted on partisan basis: pre-primary report—by 10th day before primary; pre-election report—10 days prior to election unless a second primary is held and the candidate appeared on the ballot in the second primary, then 10 days before the second primary; annual report if contributions are received or expenditures made during a calendar year for which no reports are otherwise required—by the last Friday in January of following year. Election conducted under nonpartisan election and run-off basis: pre-election report—by 10 days prior to election; annual report if contributions are received or expenditures made during a calendar year for which no reports are otherwise required—by Friday in January of following year. Election conducted under nonpartisan primary method: pre-primary report—10 days prior to primary if the candidate is in primary or 10 days prior to election. If the candidate is not in a primary; annual report if no contributions are received or expenditures made during a calendar year for which no reports are otherwise required—by last Friday in January of following year. Election conducted under nonpartisan plurality method: pre-election report—10 days prior to election; annual report if contributions received or expenditures made druing a calendar year for which no reports are otherwise required—by last Friday in January of the following year.

 Referendum committees: no later than 10th day before referendum and no later than 10th day after referendum, with additional reports due if not a final report.

 Report of otherwise unreported contribution or independent expenditure of $100 or more 30 days after exceeding $100 or 10  days before election, whichever is earlier.

 

State Board of Elections: with respect to candidates for state wide or multi-county offices and statewide referenda.

County board of elections: with respect to candidates for single-county district and county offices and county referenda, and, except where municipality conducts the election, candidates for municipal office and municipal referenda. Otherwise, file with municipal board of elections with respect to candidates for municipal office and municpal referenda, where municipality conducts election (note: county boards conduct most municipal elections).

 Voluntary state candidate electronic filing is expected to be effective with the 1998 elections. Certain report data is already available on-line.

 

Organizational report for candidates, political committees, and referendum committees; statement of no contributions within a reporting period; annual report of state election campaign fund expenditures; reporting exemption certification; report of expenditures for candidate-named materials and advertisements

 

State Board of Elections
Campaign Reporting
Office

Post Office Box 2169
Raleigh, NC 27602-2169

 919/733-7173
919/715-0135 FAX

 www.state.nc.us/SBOE

 

North Dakota

 

Candidates for statewide or legislative office who receive any contributions during a calendar year; political parties that receive contributions; political committees administering PACs; persons who receive contributions concerning statewide referenda and initiatives; and corporations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, or associations that spend money to promote passage or defeat of a measure

 

Candidates: itemization of contributions over $200 in the aggregate in a calendar year.

 Political parties: detailed list of all contributions over $200.

 Political committees: detailed list of contributions received aggregation over $200

 Political committees administering separate segregated funds: itemization of contributions received aggregating over $200, and expenditures aggregating over $200

 Referendum or initiative: itemization of contributions aggregating over $100.

 Corporations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and associations: listing of total money spent.

 

Pre-election statement: 12th day before election

 Year-end statement: January 31 of following year

 Supplemental statement for contribution of $500 or more received in 20-day period before an election must be filed within 48 hours by statewide or legislative office candidate and by referendum/initiative group or person

 

Secretary of State: state and legislative office candidates; political parties; political committees; statewide initiative/referendum group or person; and corporations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and associations.

 

Political committee registration; candidate statement of financial interests

 

Secretary of State

 Elections Division
Capitol Building
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Dep’t 108
Bismarck, ND
58505-0500

 701/328-4146
800/352-0867
701/328-2992 FAX

 www.state.nd.us/sec

 soselect@state.nd.us

 

Northern
Marianas

 

Candidates for commonwealth office

 

Itemization of aggregate contributions and expenditures of $100 and more

 

Within 50 days after general election

 

Election Commission

 

 

Commonwealth Election Commission

 Box 500470
Saipan, MP  96950-0470

670/664-8683
670/664-8689 FAX

 www.votecnmi.gov.mp

 

Ohio

 

Candidate campaign committees, political action committees, political contributing entities, legislative campaign funds, and political parties (excluding campaign committees for candidates for municipal office paying $5,000 or less, member of a local board of education, or township trustee or clerk certifying that in election period aggregate contributions and expenditures will not exceed $2,000 and no individual contribution will exceed $100)

 

Itemization of contributions and expenditures, except contributions of $25 or less or an in-kind contribution aggregating $250 or less from a person at one social or fundraising activity.

 Abbreviated reporting is permitted for candidates who spend and receive $500 or less.

 

12th day before and 38th day after an election; annual statement on the last business day of January except in year post-general election statement is filed.  Monthly statements of contributions for July, August, September of general election year required by campaign committee of statewide office candidate. From 19th day before general election through general election day, a 2-business-day statement required if campaign committee receives contribution causing aggregate contributions from contributor to exceed $2,500 in case of designated state executive office candidate or $500 in case of supreme court candidate. from 19th day before primary to primary a 2-business-day report each time personal-funds candidate and no-limits opponent receive aggregate contributions from contributor exceeding $2,000.

 

Secretary of State: statewide and state board of education offices, state political committees, and state and national political parties.

 County board of elections: offices within county and multi-county district (file in county with the greatest population), county political committees, and county political parties.

 

Statement of no contributions and expenditures by a candidate’s campaign committee; appointment of campaign treasurer and deputy treasurers; statement of consideration for the circulation of an initiative or referendum petition; candidate personal financial disclosure statement; statement of termination of a candidate’s campaign committee or political committee; affidavit of no political contributions by corporation or public utility; appointment of judicial candidate campaign treasurer (file also with clerk of court); personal funds notice; declaration of no limits; declaration of primary-day finances; declaration of year-end finances; declaration of filing-day finances

 

Secretary of State

 180 E. Broad Street
15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43266

 614/466-2585
614/752-4360 FAX

 www.state.oh.us/sos/election_services.htm

 election@sos.state.oh.us

 

Oklahoma

 

State elections: State office candidate or candidate committee accepting more than $500 in aggregate; PAC in state election that contributes or expends $500 in calendar year; and committee of political party with state office candidates. State offices and state officer elected by statewide vote, state senator, state representative, district judge, associate district judge, and district attorney.

 Local elections: county and other local office candidates or candidate committees and PACs and political party committees in local election receiving or expending more than $200 in campaign.

 

Contribution, loan, and expenditure information. Itemization of contributions and expenditures over $50 (except for non-state candidates itemization of contributions over $200).

 

State office elections: quarterly reports: January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 (ballot-measure PACs file by 10th of each month). Pre-election report 8 days before primary, runoff primary, and general election (report between primary and runoff primary replaces October 31 report). Final report upon dissolution. Candidate committee which doesn’t accept contributions or make expenditures exceeding $500 in aggregate may be exempted. Aggregate contribution or independent expenditure of $500 or more after closing date for pre-election reporting period must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.

 County and local elections: 10th day before primary, runoff primary, and general election, and 40th day after general election. If necessary, supplemental reports within 6 months and 10 days after general election and by January 15 of subsequent years. PAC in local proposition/measure election: 10th day before election, 40th day after election, and supplemental reports if necessary.

 

State Ethics Commission: state and county candidates/ candidate committees and other non-local committees.

 Municipal clerk:  municipal candidates/ committees and supporting/opposing committees.

 Clerk of board of education: school board candidates/committees and supporting/opposing committees.

 Electronic filing is optional.

 Campaign finance information is available on-line.

 

Statement of organization for candidate committee and other committees; candidate affidavit that expenditures will not exceed $500; statement of intent for minimal calendar year activity; candidate financial disclosure statement; committee final report; statement of inactivity; judicial candidate declaration of compliance with voluntary expenditure limits; judicial candidate declaration of intent to exceed voluntary expenditure limits

 

Ethics Commission

 2300 N Lincoln Blvd.
Rm B-5
Oklahoma City, OK
73105-4812

 405/521-3451
405/521-4905 FAX

 www.ethics.state.ok.us

 

Oregon

 

Candidates (or their principal campaign committees) and political committees; chief petitioners for initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.

 A non-federal office candidate who serves as own treasurer and does not expect aggregate contributions and aggregate expenditures to exceed $300 in the primary or general election is exempt.

 

Contribution and expenditure information, including an itemization of aggregate contributions of more than $50 and all expenditures

 

Candidates and committees: 46-36 days and 12-15 days before election and 21-30 days after election.

 Supplemental statements by 8th and 4th day before election if aggregate contributions from single contributor are over $500, or aggregate expenditures to single payee exceed $1,000.

 If the post-election statement shows an unexpended balance of contributions or expenditure deficit, a post-election annual supplemental statement is required by September 10th until there is no balance or deficit.

 Statewide petitioners: by 15th day after petition filing deadline and annually by September 10th if petition did not qualify for ballot, there is an unexpended balance or deficit, and not active in general election.

 Statewide initiative petitioners: also file 12-15 days before biennial primary and after aggregate contributions received or expenditures made exceed $2,000 by September 10 of even numbered year and by February 6 of odd-numbered year.

 Non-statewide petitioners: by 15th day after petition filed.

 

Secretary of State: statewide, state, and congressional district office

 County Clerk: non-city office within a county

 County clerk in county where the chief administrative officer is located: multi-county district office

 Chief city election officer: city office

 

Certification that neither aggregate contributions nor aggregate expenditures will exceed $2,000; certification candidate or political committee treasurer; statement of organization for political committee or candidate who is own treasurer; statement by chief petitioners of an initiative, referendum, or recall petition; statement of receipts and expenditures for reduction of post-election deficit by other than a candidate or candidate’s treasurer; statement of economic interest; contribution report by an intermediary or conduit

 

Secretary of State
Elections Division

 141 State Capitol
Salem, OR
97310-0722

 503/986-1518
503/373-7414 FAX

 www.sos.state.state.or.us/elections/other.info/ce.htm

 elections-division@sosinet.sos.state.or.us

 

Pennsylvania

 

Candidates and political committees if amount received or expended or liabilities incurred exceed $ 250 during a reporting period

 

Contribution, expenditure, and liability information, including an itemization of aggregate contributions over $50 in the reporting period, expenditures, and liabilities

 

Statewide office candidates and political committees influencing statewide election: by 6th Tuesday and 2nd Friday before primary and general election

 All other committees: 2nd Friday before primary and general election

 All candidates and political committees: 30 days after election and annual report on January 31 of each year until no balance or debt; then termination report may be filed

 Contribution of $500 or more received or independent expenditure of $500 or more made after final pre-election report must be reported within 24 hours

 

Report concerning candidate: office with which a candidate files nomination documents, either the Secretary of the Commonwealth or appropriate county board of elections. If report concerns both candidates who file nomination documents with the Secretary and those who file with county boards, then with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

 Electronic filing is voluntary for all candidates.

 Reports are available on-line.

 

Statement by candidate or political committee that receipts, expenditures, and liabilities do not exceed $250; waiver of reporting by local office candidate; political committee registration statement; copy of the candidate’s written authorization for political committee to receive contributions for the candidate; report of independent expenditures over $100 in a calendar year; statement by lobbyist; report by certain business entities awarded a no-bid contract; report of disposition of residual funds; report by candidate or candidate’s political committee of receipt of contribution of $500 or more after final pre-election report; candidate statement of financial interest

 

Secretary of the Commonwealth

 Department of State Bureau of Commissions, Elections, and Legislation

Campaign Finance Operations
305 N. Office Building
Harrisburg, PA
17120-0029

 717/787-5280
717/705-0721 FAX

 www.dos.state.pa.us

 state@pados.dos.state.pa.us

 

Puerto Rico

 

Political parties, candidates, persons, and independent political groups

 

Detailed accounting of reportable contributions and expenses, including name and address of contributor and payees with reason

 

Generally every three months.

Aspirants to candidacy required to file first cumulative report for expenses up to May 31 of primary year by 15th of month following presentation of their intention of aspiring to a candidacy. Monthly reports beginning September 1st of the year prior to the general election year, and then every 1st and 15th day from October 1 through the last day of the election year.

 Last statement due 90 days after election.

 

Commonwealth Election Commission

 

Fundraising statements

 Reports by advertising agencies and communication media

 Reports of public funding expenses

 

Commonwealth Election Commission

 P.O. Box 9066525
San Juan, PR
00906-6525

 787/724-4979
787/721-7940

 www.ceepur.org/

 

Rhode Island

 

Candidates, PACs, and state and municipal party committees that in a calendar year receive contributions of over $100 from one source, or spend more than $1,000 in the aggregate on behalf of a candidate or question

 

Itemization of aggregate contributions over $100 and expenditures over $100

 

Pre-election reports at 90-day intervals after the 90 day period (4/30, 7/30, 10/30, and 1/30) notwithstanding that the initial report may cover a shorter period (pre-election quarterly report), If the 30-day deadline following the initial 90-day reporting period occurs less than 28 days before an election, the 28-day and 7-day pre-election reports will be filed. If any 90 day period ends less than 40 days before an election, the 90-day report is included as part of the report to be filed on the 28th day next preceding day of the election.

 In a contested election, on the 28th and 7th days before an election with special provisions for special primary election.

 Post-Election Reports due by the 28th day following the election, with additional reports due at 90-day intervals until campaign fund dissolved, beginning with next quarterly report following the election.

 Political party annual report must be filed not later than March 1 each year.

 

State Board of Elections

 

Statement that neither contributions nor aggregated expenditures will exceed minimum amounts for reporting; certification of completion of election business and dissolution of campaign fund; appointment of campaign treasurer and deputy campaign treasurers; notice of formation of PAC; report of independent expenditures over $100 in a calendar year, to the appropriate campaign treasurer; candidate financial statement; affidavit of state vendor

 

State Board of Elections

 Campaign Finance Division
50 Branch Avenue
Providence, RI 02904

 401/222-2345
401/222-4424 FAX
401/222-2239 TDD

 www.elections.state.ri.us

 campaignfinance@elections.state.ri.us

 

South Carolina

 

Candidates and committees

 

Itemization of contributions over $100 and all expenditures

 

Initial report: if receipt or expenditures of contributions exceeds $500, 10 days after threshold amount met; if $500 threshold not met, 15 days before an election. Subsequent reports: 10 days after each calendar quarter, whether before or after an election, and 15 days before an election; however, if a pre-election report is due within 30 days of the end of a quarter, a combined report is due no later than 15 days before the election. Independent expenditure by committee within 20 days before an election to be reported immediately if more than $10,000 for statewide office candidate or $2,000 for any other candidate. Final report may be filed at any time when contributions no longer received or expenditures made or incurred.

 

State Ethics Commission: non-legislative candidates and non-legislative committees

 State senate or house of representatives ethics committee, as appropriate: legislative candidates and caucus committees

 

Committee statement of organization for committee that receives or expends more than $500 in election cycle; candidate statement of economic disclosure; expenditure report of a lobbyist’s principal; special reports by candidates for election by the general assembly

 

State Ethics Commission

 5000 Thurmond Mall
Suite 250
P. O. Box 11926
Columbia, SC 29211

 803/253-4192
803/253-7539 FAX

 www.state.sc.us/ethics

 

South Dakota

 

State executive, state legislative, and county office candidates or candidate’s committees; school board candidates in districts of more than 2,000 students or candidate’s committees; PACs that participate in an election; political party committees; persons or ballot question committees involved with a question or constitutional amendment at a statewide election; and persons and political committees involved with a question at a non-statewide election

 

Valuable considerations received, obligated, or paid, including itemization of contributions and expenditures, and information on contributors of more than $100 in the aggregate in a calendar year

 

State office candidates, candidates’ committees, political action committees, and political party committees: last Tuesday prior to primary and general election, and by February 1 for preceding calendar year or remainder not covered by previous report. No pre-primary report for unopposed candidate or county party committee. If a contribution of $500 or more is received within 9 days prior to an election, statement must be filed within 48 hours.

 Legislative and county office candidates: by July 1 and December 31 of election year. No pre-primary report for an unopposed candidate.

 School board candidates: 7 days before election. If a contribution of $500 or more is received within 9 days prior to an election, statement must be filed within 48 hours.

 Person or committee involved with a statewide question: by July 1 of election year and last Tuesday before election; annually thereafter by February 1.

 Person or committee involved with non-statewide question: 10 days before and 30 days after election.

 

Secretary of State: state office and legislative office candidates and candidate’s committees, political party commit-tees, PACs, and persons involved with a statewide question.

 County auditor: county office candidates and candidate’s committees.

 School business manager: school board candidates and candidate’s committees.

 Person in charge of an election: persons and committees involved with a non-statewide question.

 

Candidate post-nomination statement of financial interest; state executive officeholder annual statement of contributions and expenditures

 

Secretary of State

 Elections Department
500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD
57501-5070

 605/773-3537
605/773-6580 FAX

 www.state.sd.us/sos

 sdsos@state.sd.us

 

 

Tennessee

 

Candidates and political campaign committees except candidates for part-time public office paid less than $500 per month unless it is a chief administrative officer office or candidate expenditures exceed $1,000 and state and local political parties or caucuses such as parties established by members of either house of the general assembly that controls or operates one or more political campaign committees.

 

Contribution and expenditure information, including itemization of contributions, in-kind contributions, and expenditures of over $100 during the reporting period. Detailed information is not required if the contributions received or expenditures made in a reporting period do not exceed $1,000

 

Candidates, single-candidate political campaign committees, and single-measure political campaign committees: if political treasurer appointed more than one year before election, by February 1 each year through year of election; in election year, 7 days before and 48 days after each election. If unexpended balance, continuing obligations or expenditure deficit exists after the post-election statement is filed, a supplemental annual statement must be filed. Multi-candidate political campaign committees: within 10 days after each quarter. If large contribution, loan, or transfer of funds received within 10 days of election ($5,000 if it concerns a state office candidate; $2,500 if it concerns a local office candidate), report must be filed within 72 hours. Any report due in December is to be filed by January 31st.

 

Registry of Election Finance: state office candidates and political campaign committees in state elections.

 Appropriate county election commission: local office candidates and committees for local elections. General Assembly candidates and their political committees file a copy with the county election commission where the candidate resides.

 

Certification of political treasurer; candidate disclosure of financial interests; annual report of registered lobbyist disclosing contributions made; intermediary or conduit report of contributions; gubernatorial inauguration expense fund financial disclosure statements

 

Registry of Election Finance

 404 James Robertson Parkway
Room 1614
Nashville, TN
37243-1360

 615/741-7959
615/532-8905 FAX

 http://www.state.tn.us/tref/

 

Texas

 

Candidates, officeholders, specific-purpose political committees and general-purpose political committees (except political party county executive committees with aggregate contributions and expenditures of $5,000 or less in a calendar year)

 

Contribution, loan, and expenditure information, including an itemization of aggregate contributions over $50, aggregate loans over $50, aggregate expenditures over $50, and non-political expenditure payments from political contributions. Itemization is required if minimum amounts reached during any reporting period; amounts are not cumulative from period to period.

 

Report due dates: semiannual reports (by July 15 and January 31) and pre-election reports (by 30th and 8th day before each election, and if run-off election, by 8th day before election).

 Candidates: semiannual reports, pre-election reports if opposed and aggregate contributions exceed $500, and final report when no more reportable activity.

 Officeholders: pre-appointment of treasurer report (due by 15th day after appointment of campaign treasurer) semi-annual reports (except local officeholders whose aggregate contributions and expenditures do not exceed $500), and final report when no more reportable activity.

 Specific-purpose political committees: semiannual reports, pre-election reports if supporting opposed candidates and aggregate contributions and expenditures exceed $500 (non-officeholder committees only) or dissolution report (officeholder committees) when no more reportable activity, and termination report when campaign treasurer appointment terminated.

 General-purpose committees: semiannual reports (all committees) and pre-election reports (non-officeholder committees only) but non-officeholder committee may elect to file alternative monthly reports in lieu of semiannual and pre-election reports (by 5th of month).

 Additional information must be reported by judicial candidates, holders of judicial office, and specific-purpose committees for supporting or opposing candidate for or assisting a holder of a judicial office.

 Large aggregate contributions received by designated candidates and committees and large direct expenditures made by a general purpose committee between 9th and 2nd day before election: reported within 48 hours. 

 

Texas Ethics Commission: candidate for statewide office, district office filled by voters of more than one county, state senator or representative, or state board of education; specific-purpose committee supporting or opposing candidate filing with Commission; officeholder and specific-purpose political committee for assisting an officeholder if a candidate for the office files with the Commission; specific-purpose political committee involved with a statewide measure; specific-purpose political committee required to file with more than one filing officer; and a general-purpose political committee.

 County clerk: candidate for county office, precinct office, or an office filled by voters of one county; specific-purpose political committees supporting or opposing a candidate who files with the county clerk; officeholder and specific- purpose political committee for assisting an officeholder if a candidate for the office files with the county clerk; and specific-purpose political committee involved with a county measure.

 Texas Ethics Comm’n and county clerk: candidate for a judicial office filled by voters of only one county; specific-purpose committee for supporting or opposing a candidate for or assisting a holder of a judicial district office filled by voters of only one county ; and a holder of a judicial office filled by voters of only one county.

 Clerk or Secretary of non-county political subdivision: candidates for local office; specific-purpose political committee supporting or opposing a local office candidate; officeholder and specific-purpose political committee for assisting an office-holder if a candidate for the office files with the clerk/Secretary; and specific-purpose committee involved with a local measure.

 Filers with Texas Ethics Comm’n required to file by electronic transfer unless exempted.

 

Appointment of campaign treasurer and assistant campaign treasurer; report of termination of appointment or a vacancy in the position of political committee treasurer/ assistant campaign treasurer; report by officeholder after appointment of a campaign treasurer; notice of intent by general purpose political committee to file monthly reports; declaration of intent not to exceed $500 in aggregate contributions by opposed candidate or specific purpose political committee to avoid pre-election reporting; annual report of unexpended contributions by unsuccessful candidate or former officeholder; report of disposition of unexpended contributions by former candidate or officeholder; candidate financial statement; political party reports of contributions from corporation or labor organization, and expenditures from such contributions; reports of contributions and expenditures by candidate for chair of state political parties, and by political committees supporting and opposing such candidates; judicial candidate declaration of compliance with voluntary expenditure limits; judicial candidate declaration of intent to exceed voluntary expenditure limits; declaration of intent to exceed limit on independent expenditures to support or oppose a judicial office candidate or assisting a judicial candidate as an officeholder

 

Texas Ethics Commission

 Post Office Box 12070
Capitol Station
Austin, TX
78711-2070

 512/463-5800
800/325-8506
512/463-5777 FAX

 www.ethics.state.tx.us

 webmaster@ethics.state.tx.us

 

Utah

 

Candidates for governor, lt. governor, state auditor, state treasurer, or attorney general or candidate’s personal campaign committee; legislative candidates (state senator, state representative, and leadership positions), state and local school board office candidates; political party committees; PAC that receives contributions or makes expenditures of $750 or more in calendar year; political issues committee that receives political issues contributions of $750 or more or makes political issues expenditures of $50 or more in calendar year; corporation that makes political purpose or political issues expenditures of $750 or more in calendar year.

 Candidates in counties and in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class cities with population of 10,000 or more are required to file pursuant to local ordinance.

 

Candidates for state executive office: information on receipts and expenditures, including itemization of all contributions over $50 and all expenditures.

 Candidates for county and city office: itemization of contributions over $50 and all expenditures.

 PAC’s. labor organization SSFs; and political issues committees: itemization of aggregate contributions over $50 received and expenditures over $50

 Corporations making candidate-related expenditures: itemization of all expenditures.

 Corporations making ballot issue-related expenditures: itemization of all expenditures over $50.

 

State executive/legislative office candidates: interim reports due 7 days before party convention if contest. State executive/legislative office candidates and state/local school board candidates: interim reports due 7 days before primary, September 15th, and 7 days before general election.

 Summary report due January 5th after general election year, and annually until statement of dissolution filed.

 Candidates in county, 1st class city, 2nd class city, and 3rd class city with population of 10,000 or more: If local ordinance, at least once within 2 weeks before election (counties) or 7 days before general election (cities).

If no ordinance, 30 days after primary if lost, 7 days before general election, and 30 days after general election.

 PACs, SSFs or labor organizations, political issues committees, and corporations: annually by January 5th, September 15th, and 7 days before general election.

 Judges standing for retention: interim report due 7 days before regular general election and summary report on January 5 of year following regular general election

 

Lieutenant Governor: state executive, legislative, and state school board candidates; PACs; political issues committees; and corporations.

 County clerk: local school board and county office candidates.

 City recorder: city office candidates.

 

Statement of appointment of personal campaign committee of state executive office candidate; statement of organization of a PAC or political issues committee; notice of dissolution of registered PAC or political issues committee; revocation of member of candidate’s personal campaign committee

 

Lieutenant Governor

 State Capitol, Room 203
Salt Lake City, UT
84114-0601

 801/538-1040
800/995-8683
801/538-1557 FAX

 http://elections.utah.gov

 elections@gov.state.ut.us

 

Vermont

 

State executive office candidates, state legislative, county, and local office candidates who have accepted contributions or made expenditures of $500 or more; political parties; and political committees that have accepted contributions or made expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year

 

Contribution and expenditure information, including an itemization of contributions of more than $100

 

State executive office and state legislative candidates, political committees, and political parties: 40 days before primary; 25th day of each month after primary and continuing to general election; not later than 40 days after general election and July 15th in odd-numbered years. Post-general election report is a final report for candidates; political committees and political parties may file a final report at any time.

 Political committees and political parties in local election: 10 days before and 10 days after each election.

 County office candidates: 10 days before primary; 10 days before general election; within 40 days after general election (final report); and July 15th and annually thereafter until all contributions and expenditures have been accounted for and indebtedness and surplus have been eliminated.

 Local office candidates: 10 days before and 10 days after the election.

 

Secretary of State: state executive office candidates, political committees, and political parties.

 Officer with whom candidate files nomination papers: county and local office candidates.

 State legislative candidates file with Secretary of State  and the clerk of the candidate’s senate or house district.

 

Appointment of treasurer and designation of a single bank; registration by political committee or political party receiving contributions or making expenditures of $500 or more in a calendar year

 

Secretary of State

 109 State Street
Montpelier, VT
05609-1101

 802/828-2363
802/828-2496 FAX

 http://vermont‑elections.org/elections1/campaignfinance.html

 

Virgin Islands

 

Political committees, including candidates’ principal committees

 

Itemization of contributions from party and other committees, other contributions or receipts exceeding $100, loans received exceeding $100, transfers or loans made, and operating expenditures and other disbursements exceeding $100

 

(1) Semi-annual Reports.  Not later than 10 days after the close of each 6-month period in which contributions were received or expenditures made in such quarter of over $500.  Amounts received or expended in that 6- month period are cumulative and reported in the next regular reporting period in which the receipts or expenditures, including the cumulative receipts and expenditures, are $500 or more.

 (2) Pre‑Election Reports.  Not later than the 10th day before the date of an election in which a candidate supported or opposed by the committee is running.  This report is for the reporting period commencing the day after the close of the preceding reporting period and closing on the 30th day preceding the election.

 (3) Post‑Election Reports.  Not later than 30 days after the date of an election in which a candidate supported or opposed by the committee is running.  This report is for the reporting period commencing the day after the close of the preceding reporting period and closing on the 20th day after the day of the election.

 The Supervisor of Elections may waive the requirement for the filing of a semi-annual report if a pre‑election or post‑election report is required to be filed in that semi-annual period; however, if a semi-annual report is waived, any period of time in that 6-month period not included in a pre‑election or post‑election report must be included in the reporting period of the next regular semi-annual filing.

 For a run‑off election, the Supervisor of Elections may adjust the dates of the reporting period and filing deadlines for  reports to ensure timely receipt.

 

Supervisor of Elections

 

Earmarked contribution reports

 Reports of certain contributions received on behalf of a committee

 Reports of independent expenditures aggregating greater than $500

 Report of late, large contributions

 

Supervisor of Elections

 P.O. Box 1499
Kingshill, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands
00851-1499

 340/773-1021
340/773-4523 FAX

 P.O. Box 6038
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
U.S. Virgin Islands
00801-6038

 340/774-3107
340/776-2391 FAX

 

Virginia

 

Candidates or their campaign committees, political committees (including PACs, unexempted political party committees, and organized party groups of election officials) anticipating contributions or expenditures over $200, and inaugural fund committees. Exempted political party committees (committees other than state party committees, district party committees, county or city party committees for counties or cities with a population of more than 100,000, or organized political party groups of elected officials) report when contributions accepted or contributions or expenditures made exceed $10,000 (or higher amount set by state board of elections) in aggregate in calendar year. Persons to report independent expenditures exceeding $500 in a statewide election of $200 in any other election. Earmarked contributions received by political party committee or organized party group of elected officials to be reported.

 Local office candidates who certify they will not expend more than $1,000 can be exempted from regular reporting

 

Contribution, expenditure, and loan information, including an itemization of aggregate contributions over $100 and all expenditures.

 

Candidates for office filled at November general election: For non-election year—July 15 of election year and January 15 of following year. For election year—April 15, 8th day before June primary, July 15, September 15, October 15, 8th day before November election, 30th day after November election, January 15 of following year. Schedule followed until final report filed.

 Candidates for local offices filled at May general election: 8th day before primary (municipal primary candidates only), 8th day before election, June 15 of election year, July 15 following election, January 15 of next year, and January 15 of each following year until final report filed.

 Candidates for offices at a special election not held on Regular election date: 8th day before election, 30th day after election and prior to taking office, January 15 and July 15 of following years until final report filed.

 Political committees: File in accordance with applicable schedule for (1) candidates for office filled at November general election, except political party committee not required to file report due on 30th day after November general election, or (2) candidates for local office filled at May general election, or (3) candidates for nomination or election to office filled at special election held on a date other than regularly scheduled general election. Must comply with election-year filing schedule for each year it seeks to influence the outcome of an election.

 Inaugural fund committees: March 15 immediately following inauguration, July 15 of inauguration year.

 Contributions of more than $1,000 for statewide office or $500 for any other office received after threshold must be reported by next business day. Such contributions received within the 22 hours preceding election day must be reported on the day before the election.

 

State Board of Elections: all statewide and general assembly candidates, persons, political committees, and inaugural fund committees

 Electoral board where candidate resides: all candidates for general assembly and local office. Also, reports of single large pre-election contributions to statewide candidates.

 County, city, or local district party committee also filed with local electoral board.

 Electronic filing mandatory for candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general; optional for other offices

 

Candidate appointment of campaign treasurer; candidate designation of campaign committee or depository; report to candidate’s campaign treasurer of contributions received or expenditures made in relation to candidate; committee statements of organization; candidate statement of economic interests; reports of independent expenditures; reports of earmarked contributions

 

State Board of Elections

 200 N. 9th Street
Room 101
Richmond, VA
23219-3497

 804/786-6551
800/552-9745
804/371-0194 FAX

 http://www.sbe.state.va.us/Campaign_Finance/

 info@sbe.state.va.us

 

Washington

 

Candidates and political committees except in election campaigns for federal elective office and precinct committee officer. Candidates and political committees concerning an office whose constituency covers fewer than an entire county and contains less than 5,000 voters and in jurisdictions with less than 1,000 voters are exempted unless the exemption is voided by local ordinance or by petition filed by voters in the jurisdiction.

 

Information on contributions, expenditures, loans, and transfers of funds, including an itemization of aggregate contributions of more than $25 and aggregate expenditures of more than $50, and information on occupation and employer of individual contributors of $100 or more in the aggregate

 

At time campaign treasurer is designated; 21st and 7th day before and by the 10th day of the month following an election; 10th day of each month in which no other reports are required if contributions received or expenditures made total $200 since last report; and at time campaign fund is closed and campaign concluded (final report). Post-primary report not required for candidate whose name will appear on general election ballot or from continuing political committee. Continuing political committees also file monthly reports by 10th day if total contributions or expenditures since last report exceed $200. Candidates and political committees may file only post-election reports if they qualify for abbreviated campaign reporting or candidates may file only the registration statement if they qualify for mini-campaign reporting. Contributions of over $500 received by a candidate or political committee or made by a political committee within 21 days of the general election are to be reported within 24 hours (contribution made) or 48 hours (contribution received). From July 1 to general election, reports of bank deposits during previous 7 days due each Friday.

 

Public Disclosure Commission and auditor or elections officer of county in which the candidate resides. Continuing political committees file reports with the Public Disclosure Commission and auditor or elections officer of county in which the committee maintains its office or headquarters or in which treasurer resides (if there is no office or headquarters).

 Electronic filing is authorized; mandatory for candidates or continuing political committees that expended $25,000 in preceding year, or expect to expend $25,000 in current year. Threshold for mandatory electronic filing decreases to $10,000 in 2004. Exception authorized for candidates without technological ability.  Electronic filers need file only with Public Disclosure Commission.

 Certain contribution information is currently available on-line.

 

Candidate registration statement; political committee statement of organization; notice of investment of campaign funds; report of aggregate independent expenditures in an election campaign of $100 or more; candidate report of financial affairs; reports by out-of-state and federal PACs contributing to in-state candidates and committees; report of earmarked contributions; report of mass mailing of political advertising paid for by independent expenditure; annual report by lobbyist employers or persons other than individuals making aggregate contributions of more than $12,500 or aggregate independent expenditures of more than $625 in a calendar year; monthly reports of lobbyists and sponsors of grass roots lobbying campaigns; special reports by employers of lobbyists

 

Public Disclosure
Commission

 711 Capital Way, Suite 206
Suite 403
P.O. Box 40908
Olympia, WA
98504-0908

 360/753-1111
360/753-1112 FAX

 www.pdc.wa.gov

 pdc@pdc.wa.gov

 

West Virginia

 

Candidates, financial agents, party committee treasurers, and persons, associations of persons and organizations (including corporations) that support or oppose a candidate or issue, and their treasurers or equivalent officers

 

Itemization of contributions and expenditures and other information, including the name of each contributor and the amount contributed

 

Last Saturday in March or within 15 days thereafter before the primary; 7-10 days before and 25-30 days after a primary, general, or special election; and annually on last Saturday in March or within 15 days thereafter if contributions or expenditures exceed $5,000 or any loan is outstanding; and on last Staurday in September or within 15 days thereafter or next preceding general election day if financial transactions exceed $500 or any loan is outstanding.

 Independent expenditure of $1,000 or more for a statewide, legislative, or multi-county judicial candidate, or $500 or more for an county-office candidate, single-county judicial candidate, committee supporting or opposing a candidate or an issue on the ballot, or muncipal candidate or municipal issue that is made after the 11th day but more than 12 hours before the day of any election must be reported within 24 hours after the expenditure is made or debt for the communcation is incurred.

 

Secretary of State: state, legislative, and multi-county political subdivision offices.

 Clerk of the county commission: all other offices.

 Electronic filing and on-line reporting system is being finalized.

 

Designation of political committee treasurer, or financial agent for candidate or issue; special pre-candidacy reports of contributions and expenditures; candidate financial disclosure requirement; PAC notice of existence; political committee termination request

 

Secretary of State and
State Election Comm’n

State Capitol
Charleston, WV  25305

 304/558-6000
304/558-0900 FAX

 http://www.state.wv.us/sec/Finance/Default.htm

 wvsos@secretary.state.wv.us

 

Wisconsin

 

Candidates and personal campaign committees, political committees, political groups, individuals, and conduits that meet minimum criteria concerning contributions, disbursements, obligations, or transfers. A political committee, political group, or individual, if other than a candidate or personal campaign committee, is exempted from registration and reporting if it does not make or accept contributions, make disbursements, or incur obligations of more than $25 in a calendar year. Elections for presidential elector, convention delegate, and precinct committeeman are exempted from registration and reporting. Persons, political committees, and political groups (except political committees and individuals required to file a statement under oath concerning independent candidate-related disbursements) that do not anticipate aggregate contributions, disbursements, or obligations of over $1,000 in a calendar year and receipt of single-source contributions of over $100 in a calendar year are exempt from reporting.

 

Contribution and expenditure information, including itemization of contributions, disbursements, loans, obligations, and income over $20, and transfers of funds

 

8-14 days before a primary or general election; continuing semi-annual reports between January 1 and 31 and July 1 and 20 until a termination report is filed. An unreported cumulative contribution of $500 or more by a state office candidate, committee, or individual within 15 days before an election must be reported within 24 hours of receipt. A candidate-related disbursement of more than $20 cumulatively within 15 days before an election must be reported within 24 hours of making.

 

State Elections Board: political party committees, state office candidates and committees, committees and individuals in both state and local office elections, and political groups and individuals involved with statewide referenda.

 Clerk of the most populous jurisdiction: local office candidates and committees (and duplicates of certain reports required to be filed with State Elections Board) and committees and individuals involved with local referenda only.

 City Clerk: city school district elections.

 School district clerk: other district school elections.

 

Registration statement; statement under oath for independent candidate-related disbursements; registration termination and suspension reports; designation of agent by nonresident political committee, political group, or individual; financial report by nonresident registrants; conduit report

 

State Elections Board

 Post Office Box 2973
132 E. Wilson Street
Suite 300
Madison, WI
53701-2973

 608/266-8005
608/267-0500 FAX

 http://elections.state.wi.us/

 seb@seb.state.wi.us

 

Wyoming

 

Candidates, candidates’ campaign committees, PACs, state and county political party central committees, and referendum/initiative organizations

 

Itemization of receipts over $25 or more, expenditures, and obligations

 

Candidates: within 10 days after an election

 Non-party political action committees: within 10 days after an election; PACs and candidates’ campaign committees formed after an election to defray campaign expenses and any ongoing committees also report semi-annually on July 1 and December 31 of each odd-numbered year until committee terminates.

 Party committees: 10 days after general or special election.

 Political action committees or organizations supporting or opposing initiative or referendum petition drive: within 10 days after petition submitted and, if PAC or organization supports petition drive, 30 - 45 days before election.

 Political action committees and organizations supporting or opposing ballot proposition: within 10 days after election.

 

Secretary of State: statewide, state legislative, and supreme court and district judgeship candidates and their supporting committees; PACs or organizations supporting or opposing statewide initiative or referendum petition drive or statewide ballot proposition; and political party state central committees.

 Both Secretary of State and county clerk: district attorney candidates and supporting committees and political party county central committees.

 County clerk: other office candidates and supporting committees, and PACs supporting or opposing municipal initiatives or referenda.

 

Statement of formation of candidate’s campaign committee or a PAC; amended form; termination form

 

Secretary of State

 Capitol Building
Cheyenne, WY
82002-0020

 307/777-7186
307/777-5988 FAX

 www.soswy.state.wy.us

 secofstate@missc.state.wy.us

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