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Although the Capitol Complex is open to the public the Department of State is not open for visitors to enter NOB offices. Those constituents who wish to drop of materials for the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations or the Bureau of Elections should be advised to utilize the drop box across the street at the entrance of the Keystone Complex. Those with questions can be provided with the following phone number: 717-783-3945 and their call will be forwarded to the appropriate agency.

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Important Update:

Act 2020-15 Unsworn Declarations for Campaign Finance

ISSUED 06/30/2020
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.

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Campaign Finance

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 ReportCompletedFiling 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 DailyTues., 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 4Mon., September 14, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Second Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5Monday, October 19, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
24-Hour Reporting DailyTues, 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 7Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020
Monday, February 1, 2021
POSTMARKS 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.