October 22, 2018

In the waning days of the election season, campaigns are making lots of expenditures to get out their messages. The PDC encourages campaigns to provide as much detail as possible to help the public identify the purpose of those expenses.

Campaigns should "describe in detail the goods and/or services to be provided" (WAC 390-16-037). That rule, as well as WAC 390-16-205, has examples that explain how to meet that standard when reporting expenditures on get-out-the-vote campaigns, printing jobs, broadcast political ads and campaign consultants.

Here’s an example of good detail: