Candidates should carefully consider how much money they intend to raise and spend, research past campaigns for the same office, and select the reporting option that they intend to comply with for the duration of the campaign. The PDC realizes that candidates are not always able to accurately forecast campaign costs and may need to switch to a different reporting option.
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 candidate must notify all opponents in writing of the change (certified mail is suggested) and send the following documents to the PDC’s executive director:
Filing these reports can take some time – don’t wait until the last minute if you are going to change options.
If a candidate or 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:
No approval is necessary as long as the mini reporting limits have not been exceeded. Simply amend the registration indicating the new option.