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.
Conduit Committees and Mid-Term Partisan Incumbents
Committees not Participating in Elections
|January Continuing 2018||01/16/2018||07/01/2017 - 12/31/2017||07/01/2017 - 12/31/2017||07/01/2017 - 12/31/2017||07/01/2017 - 12/31/2017|
|Spring Pre-Primary 2018||02/12/2018||01/01/2018 - 02/05/2018||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Spring Pre-Election 2018||03/26/2018||02/06/2018 - 03/19/2018||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July Continuing 2018||07/16/2018||03/20/2018 - 06/30/2018||01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018||01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018||01/01/2018 - 06/30/2018|
| Fall Pre-Primary 2018||08/06/2018|| N/A|| 07/01/2018 - 07/30/2018||N/A|| N/A|
|September 2018|| 09/25/2018|| N/A|| 07/31/2018 - 08/31/2018||07/01/2018 - 08/31/2018||N/A|
|Fall Pre-Election 2018||10/29/2018||N/A||09/01/2018 - 10/22/2018||N/A||N/A|
|January Continuing 2019||01/15/2019||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/A||N/A|
|Spring Pre-Election 2019||03/25/2019||02/05/2019-03/18/2019||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|July Continuing 2019||07/15/2019||03/19/2019-06/30/2019||01/01/2019-06/30/2019||01/01/2019-06/30/2019||01/01/2019-06/30/2019|
When is a Committee Required to File?
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, candidates holding office but not up for election at a general election (Mid-Term Partisan Incumbents) 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 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 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 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: