2012 changes to disclosure law affecting political committees!

Forms for In-State Political Committees

These forms  will help your committee meet its reporting requirements.

 

 

Did you spend over $5,000?
Committees that spent $5,000 or more in the preceding calendar year or expect to spend $5,000 in the current year are required to file campaign finance reports (C3 and C4) electronically. PDC staff provides free electronic filing software and training to all committees.


 

 

Advisory to Ballot Measure Committees

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling impacts ballot measure committees.

The Court ruled that the state law prohibiting campaigns from receiving contributions of more than $5,000 within 21 days of a general election cannot be applied to ballot measure committees. This means contributors to ballot measure committees may now make --- and those committees may now receive --- contributions exceeding $5,000 within the 21-day period prior to a general election. The case is Family PAC v. McKenna et al., Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals No. 10-35832 (December 29, 2011).

The ruling addressed a challenge to part of former RCW 42.17.105(8), which is now RCW 42.17A.420.

Contact Lori Anderson at the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission at (360) 664-2737 or toll-free at 1-877-601-2828 if you have any questions.


C1pc Political Committee Registration - (MS Word Template), (PDF)
Political committee registration. Includes the purpose of the committee, reporting options, treasurer's name, relationships with other political committees or candidates, identifies committee officers, and name of financial institution.
Due Date: Within 2 weeks of organizing or within 2 weeks of when the committee first expects to receive contributions or make expenditures in any election campaign, whichever is earlier.  SPECIAL NOTE:  A political committee organized within the last 3 weeks before an election with the expectation of receiving contributions or making expenditures for that election shall file the registration within 3 business days of organizing or first expecting to receive contributions or make expenditures.
 

C3 Cash Receipts - ( MS Word Template), ( PDF)
This form is used to report names of contributors, amounts, addresses, occupation, employer.
Due Date: All monetary contributions must be deposited within 5 business days of receipt; fill out a C-3 for each deposit. Prior to June 1, C-3 is due monthly; after June 1, file C-3 reports weekly on Monday.

Schedule L Loans - (MS Word Template), (PDF)
Details regarding loan payments and loans forgiven and outstanding.
Due Date: File with C3 when loan is deposited.

Attachment Au Auction Report - (MS Word Template), (PDF
Identifies contributors donating and purchasing auction items. Includes name, address, of the contributor and the market value and purchase price of the auctioned item or service
Due Date: File with C4

 

C4 Summary, Full Report - (MS Word Template), (PDF)  
This form is used to report total contributions and expenditures for defined period and overall campaign.
Due Date: Summary of Receipts and Expenditures due with initial C-1pc report if contributions were received or expenditures made prior to registration and on the 10th of each month covering the proceeding months activity through July 10th of election year.
21 days before primary*
7 days before primary*
10 - Post-primary report**
17 - 21 days before general
7 days before general
Post-general report

* Candidates not on primary election ballot and general election ballot issue committees continue to file 10th of the month reports.
**  Not required of general election ballot issue committees or continuing political committees or candidates on general election ballot. If a continuing committee is not supporting or opposing candidates or ballot measures this year, it only files C-3 and C-4 reports on the 10th of the month if contributions or expenditures exceeded $200 since the last C-4 report was filed. No 21- or 7- day or post-election reports are required. Candidates participating in special elections file C-4 reports 21 and 7 days before and on the 10th of the first month following the election.

Schedule A Cash Receipts and Expenditure - (MS Word Template), (PDF
Identifies itemized expenses and deposits made for defined period.
Due Date: File with C4

Schedule B In Kind Contributions, Pledges, Orders, Debts, Obligations - (MS Word Template), (PDF
Identifies in-kind contributions, pledges, orders placed.
Due Date: File with C4 as needed

Schedule C Corrections - (MS Word Template), (PDF
Identifies corrections, adjustments.
Due Date: File with C4 as needed

Schedule L Loans Part 2-4 - (MS Word Template), (PDF
Details regarding loan payments and loans forgiven and outstanding.
Due Date: File with C4 after loan is deposited and continue until loan is paid in full or forgiven.

OTHER FORMS

 

Last Minute Contributions of $1000 or More - (MS Word Template
Identifies recipients of and contributors giving $1000 or more immediately before primary and general elections
Due Date: Contributors report within 24 hours of or the first working day after giving $1000 or more during 7 days before primary election and 21 days before general election. Recipients report within 48 hours of or the first working day after receiving $1000 or more during 7 days before primary election and 21 days before general election.

 

Special Report E Earmarked Contribution - (PDF
This report highlights receipt of earmarked contributions given by any contributor with the understanding, intent or instruction that is to benefit another candidate or committee.
Due Date: The report is due within two working days of receiving the earmarked contribution. Also send a copy to the candidate or committee benefited within two days.