If your committee is organized to support or oppose a ballot measure such as a school, fire, or library levy or bond, we recommend that you register a separate campaign for each election.

Registering as a single-election committee means you only need to do one set-up, which will cover… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would make inflationary adjustments to statutory monetary limits and reporting values for campaigns.

A public hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 26, 2023 to accept public comment. Written comment can be… read more

Commissioners discussed inflationary adjustments to campaign finance reporting thresholds and limits.

The law requires the Commission to periodically look at dollar values that determine contribution limits or establish when campaigns must report certain activities.

The… read more

If a campaign or political committee has its own credit card, here’s how to report transactions made with that credit card in the latest version of ORCA.

When your campaign gets its own credit card, click on Bank Accounts on the Accounting section of the ORCA dashboard. The Bank… read more

The Commission began a review of possible inflationary adjustments to monetary values listed in the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Such adjustments could apply to contribution limits, monetary thresholds governing campaign finance reporting, reports of lobbying activity or the financial… read more

Spending in state legislative races approached record levels during the 2022 cycle.

Candidates vying for the 26th District Senate seat have reported spending a combined $1.6 million, placing it in line to become at least the third costliest legislative race in state history – just behind… read more

Paying a person, such as an influencer, to post on social media in support of or in opposition to a candidate or ballot measure campaign meets the definition of political advertising under state law. RCW 42.17A.005 (40)

Like other political advertising, payments should be reported to the… read more

It is time to register for the 2023-2024 biennium. A valid registration must be completed prior to any lobbying taking place. A registration is considered completed or valid, only if it has been approved by both the lobbyist and the lobbyist employer.

This 2-minute video demonstrates the… read more

Digital platforms possess data that could offer the public more information about political advertising – if only they were willing to share it, say experts from the Center for Information Technology Policy, based at Princeton University.

The Public Disclosure Commission heard a… read more

The Commission led a discussion that included more than a dozen people interested in what the PDC plans to propose during the 2023 session of the Legislature.

Participants included campaign treasurers, representatives of nonprofit organizations, a journalist, good government advocates… read more