PDC compliance mission and jurisdiction

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) Compliance Division is committed to providing timely and impartial investigations of complaints concerning alleged violations of Washington’s campaign finance and disclosure laws (RCW 42.17A) and rules (WAC 390). These laws and rules give the PDC jurisdiction to enforce requirements governing the disclosure of campaign finance activities, political advertising, lobbying, personal financial affairs statements, and alleged use of public facilities to support or oppose a candidate or ballot proposition.

PDC staff’s review and investigations of complaints helps ensure compliance with, and the equitable enforcement of, Washington’s disclosure and campaign finance requirements.  The complaint investigation process enhances the public’s confidence in the political process and the elected officials serving state and local governments.