Organize a Political Committee
Organize a Political Committee
Please visit the Getting Started section of the Home Page to access step-by-step guides for organizing every type of committee that registers with OCPF.
Select or Change a Committee's Treasurer
Select or Change a Committee's Treasurer
All political committees must have an appointed treasurer to accept contributions or make expenditures.
The office of Treasurer is vital to an organized political committee. Under the campaign finance law, no money or anything of value can be received and no expenditures or disbursements can be made by a political committee (or any person acting under the authority of or on behalf of a political committee) while it has no treasurer.
An appointed treasurer must be in place prior to the time a political committee files its statement of organization with OCPF since the treasurer's name and address must appear on the completed form.
A treasurer is appointed, or qualified, for his or her office by filing a written acceptance of the office with OCPF (or if organized for the purpose of a city or town election only, with the city or town clerk).
The treasurer remains subject to all the duties and liabilities imposed by the campaign finance law until his or her written resignation of the office is received or his successor's written acceptance is filed with OCPF (or the city or town clerk). The treasurer is primarily responsible for:
Authorizing expenditures made on behalf of the political committee;
Keeping detailed accounts of the campaign finance activities of the political committee;
Keeping and preserving detailed records of the campaign finance activities of the political committee; and
Preparing and filing required campaign finance activity reports.
If a political committee needs to appoint a new treasurer, the former treasurer should submit a written letter of resignation to the political committee. The political committee should appoint a new treasurer who will complete and sign a CPF T 101: Change of Treasurer form. The political committee must submit the change of treasurer form and a copy of the former treasurer's resignation letter to OCPF (or the town or city clerk) within ten days following the change.
Care must be taken when selecting a new treasurer for the political committee. There are restrictions on who may serve as the treasurer for a political committee organized in Massachusetts. Those who cannot serve as the treasurer of a political committee include:
A public employee (one who is employed by the Commonwealth, a county or a city or town.);
The Secretary of the Commonwealth;
A city or town clerk (except those that do not administer elections);
A member of a board of registrars of voters in any city or town; or
A member of an election commission in any city or town.
A candidate may not be the treasurer of the political committee which has been organized on his behalf.
If you have further questions, or require additional information, please contact OCPF.
Transfer a candidate's committee from the state level to the municipal level?
Transfer My Candidate's Committee from the State Level to the Municipal Level
OCPF has a memorandum available for candidates who are currently organized and reporting with OCPF that now wish to run for a municipal office. The memorandum outlines the steps that a candidate's committee must take with their local election official to organize with the municipality and commence their campaign reporting for the local office sought. [UNDER REVIEW - Contact OCPF for guidance.]
Transfer a candidate's committee from the municipal level to the state level?
Transfer My Candidate's Committee from the Municipal Level to the State Level
OCPF has a memorandum available for candidates who are currently organized and reporting with their local election officials that now wish to run for a county or state office. The memorandum outlines the steps that the candidate's committee must take organize with OCPF and commence campaign reporting and electronic filing for the new office sought. [UNDER REVIEW - Contact OCPF for guidance.]
Dissolve a political committee?
Dissolve a Political Committee
OCPF offers a step-by-step guide to find out how and when to dissolve a political committee.
Step One: Determining When to Dissolve
- Elected Officials and their Candidate Committees:
Elected officials who hold active office may not dissolve their candidate's committees. However, once they leave office, they may dissolve their candidate's
committees once all outstanding liabilities have been satisfied and there are no remaining funds in their campaign accounts.
This does not mean that candidates are required to dissolve their committees upon leaving office. A candidate may leave his or her committee open as long as the candidate has not ruled out the option of seeking office in the future, even if the specific office and timetable are not known. The committee must, however, continue to comply with all provisions of the campaign finance law and file regular disclosure reports. Dissolution is only required in those instances where a candidate has decided not to seek elected office in the future or upon the death of a candidate.
- Political Action Committees and People's Committees
- A PAC or People's Committee may remain in business indefinitely, as long as it files regular disclosure reports.
- Ballot Question Committees
- By law, ballot question committees must dissolve after the final determination of the question at the polls. A committee may remain open after an election in certain limited circumstances, such as a question that is defeated in a town election but is promptly re-voted at a subsequent election. Committees should contact OCPF for guidance if they want to remain open.
Step Two: Settling Committee Debts and Disposing of Residual Funds
In order to dissolve, a committee must have no remaining funds or liabilities. Liabilities, including any unpaid bills or loans from a candidate, must be paid, settled, or otherwise disposed of before dissolution. The payment of any debts will be disclosed as expenditures on the final disclosure report filed by the committee. The settlement of a debt is disclosed on Form CPF S 1: Statement of Settlement. In the case of a loan from a candidate to his or her committee, if the candidate decides to forgive all or part of the debt, the debt forgiveness is disclosed on Schedule C: In-Kind Contributions on the committee's final disclosure report.
Residual Funds (the remaining campaign funds left in a committee's account after all debts have been settled) may not be converted to the personal use of a candidate or any other individual. Remaining funds may only be disposed of by giving the funds to one or more of the following:
- The General Fund;
- A charitable or religious organization;
- A scholarship fund; or
- The general fund of any city or town.
Those unsure whether a planned expenditure of residual funds complies with the legal standard should contact OCPF.
Step Three: Filing a Dissolution Report
Dissolution is accomplished by filing a final campaign finance report detailing the disposition of funds and liabilities. The reporting period for this report will begin the day after the last campaign finance report was filed and will end on the date of filing. This report must be filed electronically.
Once all of the required forms and the final report have been received, OCPF will send an acknowledgment confirming the dissolution of the committee.
Know when to organize as a political committee?
Know When to Organize as a Political Committee
A political committee is a committee that raises money for a specific political purpose, such as:
- The election of a single candidate (candidate's committee);
- The election or defeat of one or more candidates (political action committee);
- The promotion of a particular party (state and local party committees); or
- The passage or defeat of a ballot question (ballot question committee).
Before it can raise funds for its specified purpose, a committee must be properly organized with OCPF or, if applicable, a local election official.
In general, organizations that are not political committees may spend money for political purposes, such as contributions to candidates or PACs or expenditures to support or oppose ballot questions, without having to organize as a political committee.
In general, unions, associations, organizations, or other groups may spend money for political purposes, such as contributions to candidates, political parties or PACs or expenditures to support or oppose ballot questions, without having to organize as a political committee. This spending, however, must come from the organization's general funds (such as dues) and not from funds raised specifically for political purposes. Organizations may not solicit or raise funds in Massachusetts for a political purpose without first organizing as a political committee with OCPF or the appropriate local election official.
Business corporations (and organizations that receive corporate funds), professional corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), and limited liability partnerships (LLP) are prohibited from making expenditures to support or oppose candidates, state or local political parties or PACs.
Contributions and expenditures by organizations are subject to disclosure by the recipient candidate or committee or the organization, or both.
Additional Help / Information:
- OCPF Interpretive Bulletin IB-88-01: The Applicability of the Campaign Finance Law to Groups that do not Engage in Political Fundraising.
- Form CPF 111: Report of Association of Other Group Making Contributions to or Expenditures on Behalf of Candidates, PACs, or Party Committees.
- OCPF Interpretive Bulletin IB-06-01: Express Advocacy and Issue Advocacy.
Although Section 8 of the campaign finance law prohibits business corporations (and organizations that receive corporate funds), professional corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs from directly or indirectly making expenditures to support or oppose candidates or political parties, these entities can make expenditures to support or oppose questions that appear on state or local ballots and may make contributions to state or local ballot question committees.
Corporations, partnerships, LLCs, LLPs, associations, organizations or other groups which make contributions or expenditures to support or oppose a question appearing on a state or local ballot must file disclosure reports with OCPf or the appropriate local election official:
- If the question appears on the ballot at a state election, the report must be electronically filed with OCPF using the reporting schedule for ballot questions committees. Disclosure reports must continue to be filed until all of the declared liabilities of the corporation, partnership, LLC, LLP, association, organization or other group of persons have been discharged.
- If the question appears on the ballot at a city or town election, a Form CPF M 22: Report of Ballot Question Expenditures by Corporation or Organization should be filed with the appropriate local election official (town or city clerk or election commission). Check with the local election official for the reporting schedule for these reports.
Groups or associations who makes one or more "independent expenditures" of $250 or more in a calendar year to support or oppose any candidate or candidates must electronically file a report with OCPF or, if the candidate is seeking election to a city or town office, a Municipal Report of Independent Expenditures Promoting Election or Defeat of Candidate(s) (CPF M18A) must be filed with the appropriate local election official. The report should be filed within 7 business days of making the expenditure(s).
Section 18A defines an "independent expenditure" as
...an expenditure by an individual, group, or association not defined as a political committee expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate which is made without cooperation or consultation with any candidate, or a nonelected political committee organized on behalf of a candidate, or any agent of a candidate and which is not made in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate, or any nonelected political committee organized on behalf of a candidate or agent of such candidate.
Groups or associations who make one or more "electioneering communications" of $250 or more in a calendar year that clearly identifies a candidate who files with OCPF must electronically file a report with OCPF or, if the candidate is seeking election to a city or town office, a Municipal Report of Electioneering Communication Expenditure (CPF M18F) must be filed with the appropriate local election official. The report should be filed within 7 business days of making the expenditure(s).
M.G.L. Chapter 55, Section 1 defines an electioneering communication as any broadcast, cable, mail, satellite or print communication that:
refers to a clearly identified candidate; and
is publicly distributed within 90 days before an election in which the candidate is seeking election or reelection; provided, however, that "electioneering communication" shall not include the following communications:
- refers to a clearly identified candidate; and
- is publicly distributed within 90 days before an election in which the candidate is seeking election or re-election; provided, however, that "electioneering communication" shall not include the following communications:
- a communication that is disseminated through a means other than a broadcast station, radio station, cable television system or satellite system, newspaper, magazine, periodical, billboard advertisement, or mail;
- a communication to less than 100 recipients;
- a news story, commentary, letter to the editor, news release, column, op-ed or editorial broadcast by a television station, radio station, cable television system or satellite system, or printed in a newspaper, magazine, or other periodical in general circulation;
- expenditures or independent expenditures or contributions that must otherwise be reported under this chapter;
- a communication from a membership organization exclusively to its members and their families, otherwise known as a membership communication;
- bonafide candidate debates or forums and advertising or promotion of the same;
- email communications; and
- internet communications which are not paid advertisements.
Electioneering communications reports differ from independent expenditure reports in that, if the individual, group or association making the electioneering communication expenditure(s) receive $250 or more from another party for the purpose of making the expenditure(s), the report must include the name and address of the contributor(s) and the date the funds were received.
Open a campaign bank account?
Open a Campaign Bank Account
Candidates for statewide, district or county office, Governor's Council, and mayor or city council in Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Sommerville, Springfield and Worcester must conduct their campaign finance activity through a depository bank account, with their financial institutions filing regular reports with OCPF. All other candidates are legally required to segregate their campaign funds from their personal funds. While a bank account is not explicitly required by the campaign finance law, candidates and committees are advised to open a checking account to conduct campaign activity. To open a bank account, you will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN).
For more information, visit the Getting Started section of our Home Page for assistance with setting up committees.
E-file a campaign finance report?
Electronically File a Campaign Finance Report
Most e-filers submit their reports using OCPF's free e-filing application. Before users can electronically file a report, they must register with OCPF and receive a CPF ID number and password.
Instructional videos are available to help get you started:
How to create and e-File a deposit using Reporter 7
(Deposit reports are filed by statewide candidates, county candidates, Governor's Council candidates, political action committees, state party committees and mayoral and city council candidates in Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester.)
How to create and e-file a campaign finance report using Reporter 7
(This educational video focuses on legislative candidates, local party committees and mayoral candidates in cities with populations of less than 65,000.)
E-file a late contribution report?
E-file a Late Contribution Report
- Depository Candidates and Committees
- Most depository candidates and committees file their deposit reports in accordance with the late contribution reporting schedule instead of filing separate late contribution reports.
- Non-depository Candidates and Committees
An instructional video is available to help you file a late contribution report using OCPF's free e-filing application.
How to file a late contribution report using Reporter 7 (non-depository)
E-file an amended report?
E-file an Amended Report
- Depository Candidates and Committees
- For Periodic (D102) Reports - Log on to Reporter 7, OCPF's free electronic filing application, and click on the "Reports" button on the toolbar. Select "Report List" from the menu options. Locate the desired report in the list displayed on the page and click the "Amend" button next to the report.
- For Deposit Reports - Log on to Reporter 7 and Click on the "Schedules" button on the toolbar. Select "Deposits & Receipts" from the menu options. Locate the desired report in the list displayed on the page and click the "Amend" button next to the report.
- For Expense (remibursement, subvendor or credit card) Reports - Log on to Reporter 7 and Click on the "Schedules" button on the toolbar. Select "Add an expense report" from the menu options. Locate the desired report in the list displayed on the page and click the "Amend" button next to the report.
- Non-depository Candidates and Committees
- To amend an e-filed report log on to Reporter 7, OCPF's free electronic filing application, and click on the "Reports" button on the toolbar. Select "Report List" from the menu options. Locate the desired report in the list displayed on the page and click the "Amend" button next to the report.
Report out-of-pocket campaign expenditures?
Report Out-Of-Pocket Campaign Expenditures
A step-by-step guide is available to explain how legislative and non-depository municipal candidates should report campaign expenditures made using their personal funds.
Calculate a depository filer's cash-on-hand?
Calculate a Depository Filer's Cash-On-Hand
A monthly bank report filed on behalf of a depository candidate or committee will show the latest balance of the depository checking account. This amount does not necessarily reflect the total funds available to a candidate or committee at any given time, however, because it does not include funds that may be held in savings instruments.
A step-by-step guide is available to show how to calculate a depository filer's estimated cash-on-hand from the most current report information on the EFS.
- Bank Report Activity
All campaign finance activity by a depository candidate or committee must be conducted through a depository checking account. Deposits and
expenditures are recorded by the bank as they enter and leave the account, and this financial activity is disclosed to OCPF monthly. You can access these reports
by searching for a depository candidate or committeeon on the Filers Main Page. The monthly bank reports are listed under the Reports
In addition to the balance in the checking account, however, a candidate or committee may hold funds in one or more savings instruments, such as an interest-bearing savings account or a certificate of deposit. Funds held in such accounts are not subject to the same disclosure requirements as the candidate or committee's checking account and are therefore not reflected in the ending balance of the monthly bank reports.
- Savings Account Totals
Depository candidates and committees are only required to disclose their savings account activity, and the total amount of funds in savings, once a year, in their year-end
(D102) campaign finance reports, due on Jan. 20th. You can also access these reports on the Filers Main Page under the Reports tab
on the filer page for the candidate or committee.
Because savings accounts are reported only once a year, it is not possible to determine with complete accuracy throughout the year the exact amount maintained in depository filers' separate savings accounts, and therefore their total funds on hand. The closest method of estimating a savings balance is to take the last year-end savings total, then determine subsequent additions to and subtractions from savings by reviewing the contribution and expenditure information from the monthly bank reports. You should be aware, however, that this method does not take into account interest that may have accrued on the savings or CDs.
How To Calculate a Depository Filer's Estimated Cash-On-Hand
Step 1: Get the most recent savings information.
Search for the candidate or committee on the Filers Main Page. Click on the Reports tab to view the electronic reports for the filer. Click on the link for the most recent year-end (D102) report. If the filer has any funds in savings, a "Total Savings" line item will appear at the bottom of the cover sheet stating the total amount in savings, as of December 31st of that year. (Savings accounts are itemized on Schedule S of the D102 report. Click on the "Savings" tab to view more detailed information about the savings accounts.)
Step 2: Get the most recent savings account activity.
To estimate a depository filer's total funds in savings, you will have to look for any transfers between the savings account(s) and the depository checking account. The easiest way to do this is to use the Data tab to search for transfers to and from savings:
Transfers FROM savings: These are funds being transferred into the depository filer's checking account.
- Use the Receipts "Item Type" to look for transfers into the checking account.
- You can use the other fields to narrow your search.
- Subtract each savings transfer listed with these items from the savings total you got from the year-end (D102) report.
Transfers TO savings: These are funds being transferred out of the depository filer's checking account.
- Use the Expenditures "Item Type" to look for transfers out of the checking account.
- You can use the other fields to narrow your search.
- Add each savings transfer listed with these items to the savings total you got from the year-end (D102) report.
- Transfers FROM savings: These are funds being transferred into the depository filer's checking account.
Step 3: Get the most recent checking account balance.
Find the most recently filed Bank Report for the depository candidate or committee under the Reports tab. Click on the link to view the front page of the report. The ending balance appears as the last list item on the Cover Sheet.
Step 4: Calculate the total funds on hand.
Add the net savings total you calculated in Step 2 to the ending balance you found in Step 3. This is the depository filer's current estimated cash-on-hand (not including any interest that may have already accrued in the savings account). If you are unsure if you have correctly estimated a depository filer's cash on hand, you should contact OCPF for further assistance.
Depository candidates and committees may transfer campaign funds into savings accounts and CDs, then use the savings and accrued interest for their future political activities. All activity, such as fundraising and expenditures, however, must be done through the candidate or committee's depository checking account. A depository filer may not, for example, raise funds directly into a CD or make an expenditure directly from a savings account.
Request records from OCPF?
Request Records from OCPF
OCPF records and data, including campaign finance reports filed by candidates and committees, are considered public records and are therefore available for public inspection. Such information may be viewed, copied or downloaded.
- Download Records/Data Online
- Campaign finance data such as candidate and committee names and addresses, as well as reports filed by candidates and committees on OCPF's Electronic Filing System (EFS), are available through the OCPF web site. There is no cost to view or download online records.
- In-Person Requests
- Public terminals are available for viewing electronic reports and paper records are available for viewing at our office at the John W. McCormack Building, One Ashburton Place, Room 411, Boston. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors may make photocopies of records at a cost of 10 cents per page.
- Written (FOI) Requests
Those who cannot visit our offices are welcome to request copies of records under the state's public records law. OCPF staff can make
copies of paper reports at a cost of 20 cents per page, plus the cost of staff time and postage. OCPF can also provide copies of electronic data on CD. Please contact OCPF
for a cost estimate of any electronic records request. To obtain records, simply file a request in writing with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Records
requests are accepted:
via US Mail:
Office of Campaign and Political Finance
One Ashburton Place, Room 411
Boston, MA 02108
Attention: Records request
via fax: (617) 727-6549 or
via e-mail: email@example.comWe will provide an estimate of the cost of providing your documents. Under state regulations, we must have your payment before we can fill your order. Please be as specific as possible in your request, providing the name(s) of the candidates and/or committees whose records you are seeking and the relevant dates of the records.
Request an advisory opinion from OCPF?
Request an Advisory Opinion from OCPF
OCPF issues opinions concerning prospective activities in response to questions by candidates, committees and the public. Please visit the Legal Main Page for more information on how to request a written opinion from OCPF.
Request a legal review from OCPF?
Request a Legal Review from OCPF
OCPF welcomes all inquiries regarding campaign finance activities. In addition, individuals with information concerning possible violation of the campaign finance laws may file a written request for a review of their issues of concern. Please visit the Legal Main Page for more information about requesting a legal review.
Request Seminars or Training Sessions
Request Seminars or Training Sessions
OCPF regularly schedules seminars to assist new candidates and committees with understanding the requirements and restrictions of campaign finance law. OCPF also provides seminars to interested parties on a variety of campaign finance topics and schedules individual training sessions for candidates and committees.
- Weekly Educational Seminars
- Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM, OCPF hosts a 60 minute educational seminar on the campaign finance law for candidates, PACs, local party committees and ballot question committees. The staff will be available to answer your questions, instruct individuals on using the Reporter software, and offer guidance on issues of interest from getting your committee up and running to reporting requirements. You don't need to make an appointment. Please join us in our conference room in Room 411 on the fourth floor of the McCormack State Office Building in Boston. (Driving Directions) .
- Scheduled Educational Seminars
OCPF provides seminars on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
- Filing and disclosure requirements for all types of candidates, PACs and other committees;
- General information for new candidates;
- The application of the campaign finance law to political activity by public employees, including the restriction on employees' fundraising and on fundraising in government buildings;
- Restrictions on the use of public resources to influence voters in ballot question elections on the local level, especially Proposition 2½ overrides; and
- Electronic Filing.
Find a list of candidates & committees registered with OCPF?
Find a List of All Candidates and Committees Registered with OCPF
The candidates and committees that file campaign finance reports with OCPF include:
- Candidates for the six statewide (constitutional) offices (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Secretary and Auditor);
- Candidates for the Governor's Council;
- Candidates for county and district offices (District Attorney, Sheriff, County Commissioner, Clerk of Court, Register of Deeds and Register of Probate) and other regional offices such as Barnstable Assembly of Delegates and county charter commissions;
- Candidates for the Legislature (State Senator and State Representative);
- Candidates for mayor and city council in the cities with populations of 65,000 or more: Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester;
- Candidates for mayor in the cities with populations of less than 65,000: Agawam, Amesbury, Attleboro, Beverly, Braintree, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Leominster, Malden, Marlboro, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Newburyport, North Adams, Northampton, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, West Springfield, Westfield, Weymouth and Woburn.
- Political action committees (including people's committees, a form of PAC);
- State and local political party committees; and
- Committees supporting or opposing questions put to voters on the state ballot.
OCPF maintains an online database of all candidates and committees organized with the office. OCPF also maintains an online database of newly organized candidates and committees which is updated daily.
Look up a candidate or committee's CPF ID number?
Look up a Candidate's or Committee's CPF ID Number
All candidates and committees that register with OCPF are issued a five-digit CPF ID number, which is available for viewing on OCPF's online database.
Find out who is running for a particular office?
Find Out Who is Running for a Particular Office
OCPF's database includes information about candidates who have run for each specific office and have not dissolved their committee, including those who may not have run in the most recent election. For an official list of candidates in a specific election, contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Elections Division at (617) 727-2828 or (800) 462-VOTE or, in the case of municipal candidates, the applicable local election official.
Find campaign finance reports for candidates & committees registered with OCPF?
Find Campaign Finance Reports for Candidates & Committees registered with OCPF
The majority of candidates and committees registered with OCPF e-file their reports on OCPF's Electronic Filing System . A few local party committees, with limited activity, may file paper reports or not at all if they have not raised or spent more than $100 in the calendar year. Paper reports are available for viewing at OCPF. (Driving Directions) .
Find information about municipal candidates?
Find Information About Municipal Candidates
The mayoral and city council candidates in Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester, and the mayoral candidates in Agawam, Amesbury, Attleboro, Beverly, Braintree, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Leominster, Malden, Marlboro, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Newburyport, North Adams, Northampton, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, West Springfield, Westfield, Weymouth and Woburn. file their campaign finance reports with OCPF. All other candidates for office in cities and towns file with their respective local election officials (city or town clerk or election commission). Also filing locally are municipal ballot question committees and municipal PACs.
The mayoral and city council candidates reporting to OCPF file electronic reports that are available for viewing on OCPF's Electronic Filing System .
The other municipal candidates and committees file paper reports which are available for viewing on the website or at the office of the local election officials with whom they file. You should contact your local election officials for more information about these reports.
NOTE: Those running for representative town meeting member or those seeking local party committee office are not considered candidates for the purposes of the campaign finance law and therefore are not required to file campaign finance reports.
Find information about federal candidates?
Find Information About Federal Candidates
OCPF oversees the campaign finance reporting and disclosure requirements of state, county and some municipal candidates. OCPF's Electronic Filing System contains the reports for only those candidates and committees registered with our office.
Candidates for Congress (House of Representatives) file their reports directly with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in Washington. Candidates for the U.S. Senate file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who provides copies to the FEC. The FEC maintains a searchable online database containing reports from all federal candidates and committees.
If you would like information about any federal candidate or committee, you should visit the FEC's website.