Changing Reporting Options

Committees should carefully consider how much money they intend to raise and spend, research past year's committee activity, and select the reporting option that they intend to comply with for the duration of the campaign.  The PDC realizes that committees are not always able to accurately forecast campaign costs and may need to switch to a different reporting option.  

From mini to full reporting:

Changing from mini to full reporting requires the PDC staff’s approval. For any election other than the general election, the deadline is 30 business days before the election. These dates are marked on the Important Dates calendar.

Submit your request to our helpdesk portal. Choose "request mini-to-full permission."

So long as a completed application for changing options is received by the deadline, the application will be approved. At the time of your request, you must not have exceeded the mini reporting limits.

In order to change from one reporting option to another, a committee must notify all opposing committees in writing of the change (certified mail is suggested) and send the following documents to the PDC’s executive director:

  • a letter or email requesting to change from mini to full which includes a statement verifying you have notified each opposing committee in writing of your plan to change reporting options; and
  • a copy of the notification to the opponents.
Additionally, the following items must be completed and filed electronically:
  • PDC forms C-3 and C-4 with relevant schedules and attachments, disclosing all contributions and expenditures from the start of the campaign to the current date. 

Filing these reports can take some time – don’t wait until the last minute if you are going to change options.

If a political committee wishes to change from mini to full reporting and the completed application for changing options is received at the PDC’s office on or before the deadline, the application will be approved by the executive director.  Approval to change reporting options received after the deadline will only be approved under the following circumstances:

  • An independent expenditure is made in support of the applicant’s opponent or in opposition to the applicant within 30 business days of the election; or
  • A political committee on one side of an election campaign or proposition has opposition who received approval to change reporting options.

Changing from full to mini reporting option: 

No approval is necessary as long as the mini reporting limits have not been exceeded.  Simply amend the registration indicating the new option.