Campaign Finance Frequently Asked Questions

Questions on General Filing

Answer

If you use the paper form, you must enter totals for all categories of campaign activity on the front page.

Receipt of Funds

Enter the totals for each type of contribution. On your first report for the election year, total contributions election year-to-date will be the same as your total contributions. On all later reports, the total contributions year-to-date is the sum of the previous year-to-date and the current period.

Expenditures

Enter the total expenditures. On your first report for the election year, total expenditures election year-to-date will be the same as your total expenditures. On all later reports, the total expenditures year-to-date is the sum of the previous year-to-date and the current period.

Outstanding Loans and Debts

Unpaid bills and outstanding loans are not included in the cash balance summary because they would inflate your total campaign activity. However, the status of loans must be shown in this section by carrying forward the amounts from your loan schedule and unpaid bills.

Beginning and Ending Balances

The beginning balance is zero on the first report. On all other reports it must equal the ending balance on the last report.


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