Campaign Finance Online Filing Job Aid.pdf
Act 2020-15, which was signed into law on April 20, 2020, allows for unsworn declarations for campaign finance reports and campaign finance statements filed by political committees, candidates for public office, and contributing lobbyists. Independent expenditure reports are also covered under the new law.
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Campaign Finance website. This site receives and posts campaign finance reports filed by candidates for statewide, legislative and judicial offices, as well as political committees registered in Pennsylvania. Reports filed by other local candidates or political committees can be viewed by contacting the county Board of Elections. Campaign finance reports can now be filed and reviewed online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
10 Day Enforcement Memo
2020 General Election Campaign Finance Report Deadlines
|Type of Report||Completed||Filing Deadline|
|Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary Cycle 1||Mon., March 9, 2020||Tuesday, March 17, 2020|
|Second Friday Pre-Primary Cycle 2||Monday, May 18, 2020||Friday, May 22, 2020|
|24-Hour Reporting Daily||Tues., May 19, 2020 (begins)||(ends/includes) June 2, 2020|
|Thirty Day Post-Primary Cycle 3||Mon., June 22, 2020||Thursday, July 2, 2020|
|Sixth Tuesday Pre-Election Cycle 4||Mon., September 14, 2020||Tuesday, September 22, 2020|
|Second Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5||Monday, October 19, 2020||Friday, October 23, 2020|
|24-Hour Reporting Daily||Tues, Oct. 20, 2020 (begins)||(ends/includes) Nov. 3, 2020|
|Thirty Day Post-Election Cycle 6||Mon., November 23, 2020||Thursday, December 3, 2020|
|2020 Annual Report Cycle 7||Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020||Monday, February 1, 2021|
are acceptable as proof of timely filing when the report is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the day prior to the filing deadline.