These types of expenditures require that special information be supplied:

Independent Expenditures

Include the name of the candidate or ballot measure and whether the expenditure supports or opposes as well as the amount.

Campaign Consultants, Advertising Agencies

Supply a breakdown of each expense incurred by the consultant along with the payment made directly to the consultant.  Each sub-vendor must be disclosed along with a description of the work performed.  

Media Buys

Expenditures for media buys must be broken down by the date the expenditure was made; the date the communication was first broadcast, transmitted, mailed, erected, distributed, or otherwise published; the amount paid; and each media outlet (newspaper, radio or TV station, billboard company, etc.).  


Supply the name of the vendor, how many pieces were printed and the cost. See WAC 390-16-037 for an example.

Credit Cards

When reporting payments to credit card companies, disclose each charge that is being paid by the campaign.  Each charge should be entered as a separate expense – show the date, vendor, purpose and amount of each expense.


When reimbursing volunteers or agents of the committee for out-of-pocket campaign expenses, list each expense being reimbursed by showing the vendor's name and address, what was paid for, and amount paid.


When reporting direct payments to vendors for campaign-related travel expenses incurred by the agents of the committee, report the date of payment, the vendor's identity, the traveler's name in the description field, and the amount spent.

Payments for Lost Wages

When reporting payments to agents of the committee to offset salaries or wages lost as a result of campaigning, include a description that explains how the amount paid was calculated.