Campaign Finance: Filing Calendar

Filing Calendar for State and Local Committees


Recent and upcoming campaign finance filing periods are listed below. If you need information about previous filing dates or questions, please contact our office.

See instructions at the bottom of the page to determine a committee's reporting schedule.

Report Name​Filing Deadline
Reporting Schedule
​Schedule A:
Local
Candidate Committees
​Schedule B:
General Election
Candidate Committees
​Schedule C:
Conduit Committees and Mid-Term Partisan Incumbents
​Schedule D:
Committees not Participating in Elections
January Continuing ​20180​1/16/2018​07/01/2017 - 12/31/20170​7/01/2017 - 12/31/20170​7/01/2017 - 12/31/2017​07/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
​Spring Pre-Primary 201802/12/2018​01/01/2018 - 02/05/2018​N/A​N/A​N/A
Spring Pre-Election ​20180​3/26/2018​02/06/2018 - 03/19/2018​N/A​N/A​N/A
​July Continuing 20180​7/16/2018​03/20/2018 - 06/30/20180​1/01/2018 - 06/30/20180​1/01/2018 - 06/30/20180​1/01/2018 - 06/30/2018
Fall Pre-Primary 201808/06/2018​N/A0​7/01/2018 - 07/30/2018​N/A​N/A
September 20180​9/25/2018N/A​07/31/2018 - 08/31/20180​7/01/2018 - 08/31/2018​N/A
​Fall Pre-Election 2018​10/29/2018​N/A0​9/01/2018 - 10/22/2018​N/A
​N/A
​January Continuing 201901/15/2019​07/01/2018 - 12/31/2018​10/23/2018 - 12/31/2018​09/01/2018 - 12/31/2018​07/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
Spring Pre-Primary 2019​
​02/11/2019
01/01/2019-02/04/2019​N/A​N/AN/A
Spring Pre-Election 2019​
03/25/2019​​02/05/2019-03/18/2019
N/A
N/AN/A
July Continuing 2019​
07/16/2019​03/19/2019-06/30/2019​​01/01/2019-06/30/2019
01/01/2019-06/30/2019
01/01/2019-06/30/2019
​January Continuing 2020
01/​15/2020
​07/01/2019-12/31/2019
​07/01/2019-12/31/2019
​07/01/2019-12/31/2019
​07/01/2019-12/31/2019

When is a Committee Required to File?


  • Candidates

    • Spring Election: Committees for nonpartisan candidates participating in a spring election should follow schedule A in years where they appear on the ballot. In years where a spring candidate does not appear on a ballot, their committee should follow schedule D. Candidates for local office participating in an election that does not have a primary should not file a pre-primary report. Candidates for state offices (including circuit court, court of appeals, supreme court, and district attorney ) should file a pre-primary report in years they appear on the ballot whether or not a primary is held.

    • General/Fall Election: Committees for partisan candidates participating in a fall election should follow schedule B in years where they appear on the ballot. In odd-numbered years where a fall candidate does not appear on a ballot, the committee should file following schedule D. In even-numbered years where a fall candidate does not appear on a ballot, the committee should follow schedule C.

  • Political Parties, Legislative Campaign, Political Action, & Independent Expenditure Committees

    • Political parties, legislative campaign committees, political action committees, & independent expenditure committees accepting contributions and/or making disbursements to support or oppose a candidate for office need to file pre-primary and pre-election reports for periods where those candidates appear on the ballot and should follow schedule A or B depending on the election date the candidate is participating in. Committees that have not accepted contributions or made disbursements to support or oppose a candidate on the ballot do not need to file the pre-primary, pre-election, or September reports for that cycle, and should instead follow schedule D.

  • Referendum Committees

    • Referendum committees accepting contributions and/or making disbursements to support or oppose a referendum need to file pre-primary and pre-election reports for periods where the referendum appears on the ballot and should follow either schedule A or B depending on the election date the candidate is participating in. Committees that have not accepted contributions or made disbursements to support or oppose a referendum on the ballot do not need to file the pre-primary or pre-election reports for that cycle, and should instead follow schedule D.

  • Conduits

    • Conduits that have not released a contribution to a candidate appearing on the fall ballot should follow schedule D. Conduits that have released a contribution to a candidate appearing on the fall ballot should follow schedule C.

Special Elections



Special Election reporting periods depend on the date the election is called, and the campaign finance reports immediately before and after the Special Election. In general:

  • The Special Pre-Primary Report will cover the date of registration if the candidate committee is new, or the date after an existing candidate committee's last report through 15 days prior to the Primary Election Date and is due 8 days prior to the Primary Election.

  • The Pre-Election Report will cover the 14 days prior to the Primary Election date through 15 days prior to the Special Election date and is due 8 days prior to the Special Election.

  • The Post-Election Report covers 14 days prior to the Special Election through 22 days following the Special Election and is due 45 days after the Special Election. If the Special Election is within 45 days of a Continuing Report, there is no Post-Election Report.