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Key reporting dates also available for 2021 special elections. 

Within 2 weeks of organizing

Register the committee (File a C-1pc)

NOTES:  Committees organizing within three weeks of election must register within 3 business days of organizing.

File an amended C-1pc within 10 days of change in committee makeup.

January 11 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Dec 31
February 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Jan 31
March 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Feb 28
April 12 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Mar 31
May 10 File a C-3 for each deposit made in the previous month and a C-4 report that covers the period through Apr 30
May 17-21 Declaration of candidacy filing week
June 1 Begin filing C-3 reports weekly, each Monday, for deposits made during previous 7 days (Monday through Sunday)
June 10 File monthly C-4, if necessary, that covers the period through May 31
June 21 Last day before primary election to change from mini to full reporting without special circumstances (See WAC 390-16-125)
July 13

21-day pre-primary C-4 due.  Covers June 1 through July 12.

Primary election reports not required at this time of committees only supporting or opposing general election ballot measures. These committees instead file monthly reports for June, July and August. These monthly reports are due on the 10th of the following month.

July 24 - Aug 2 Committee's campaign books open for public inspection
July 27 7-day pre-primary C-4 due. Committees participating in primary election file a C-4 that covers the period July 13 through July 26
July 27 - Aug 2

Special reports due if committee makes to or receives contributions of $1,000 or more from one source 

NOTE: Does not authorize committee to exceed any applicable local or state contribution limit.

AUGUST 3 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
August 31 Last day before general election to change from mini to full reporting without special circumstances (See WAC 390-16-125)
September 10

Post-primary C-4 due that covers the period July 27 through August 31

Committees that did not participate in primary election file a report for the month of August

October 12 21-day pre-general C-4 report due -report for the period Sept 1 through Oct 11
Oct 12 - Nov 1
  1. Special reports due if committee makes or receives contributions of $1,000 or more from one source  NOTE: Does not authorize committee to exceed any applicable local or state contribution limit.
  2. Unless the contribution is from the state committee of a bona fide political party, no committee, except for ballot measure committees, may 1) receive contributions over $5,000 in the aggregate from one source or 2) make aggregate contributions totaling over $5,000 to a candidate or other political committee.
Oct 23 - Nov 1 Committee's campaign books open for public inspection
October 26 7-day pre-general C-4 report due. Report for the period Oct 12 through Oct 25
November 1 Last Monday that weekly C-3 reports must be filed
NOVEMBER 2 GENERAL ELECTION DAY
December 10 Post-general C-4 due that covers Oct 26 through Nov 30.  File C-3s that have not been filed for any deposits made in November.
January 10, 2022 End of election cycle C-4 due that covers Dec 1 through Dec 31.  File C-3s for any deposits made in December.