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
2021 Campaign Finance Audit Lottery
As required by the Campaign Finance Reporting Law, the Bureau will conduct the audit lottery on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. The lottery will be available for public view by joining the Microsoft Teams Meeting link.
2021 Municipal Election Campaign Finance Report Deadlines
|Type of Report||Completed||Filing Deadline|
|2020 Annual Report |
|Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020
Monday, February 1, 2021|
Extended to Wednesday, February 3, 2021 due to weather conditions
|Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary Cycle 1||Monday, March 29, 2021||
Tuesday, April 6, 2021|
|Second Friday Pre-Primary Cycle 2||Monday, May 3, 2021||Friday, May 7, 2021|
|24-Hour Reporting Daily||Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (begins)||(ends/includes) Tues., May 18, 2021|
|Thirty Day Post-Primary Cycle 3||Monday, June 7, 2021||Thursday, June 17, 2021|
|Sixth Tuesday Pre-Election Cycle 4||Monday, September 13, 2021||Tuesday, September 21, 2021|
|Second Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5||Monday, October 18, 2021||Friday, October 22, 2021|
|24-Hour Reporting Daily||Tues, Oct. 19, 2021 (begins)||(ends/includes) Tues., Nov. 2, 2021|
|Thirty Day Post-Election Cycle 6||Monday, November 22, 2021||Thursday, December 2, 2021|
|2021 Annual Report Cycle 7||Friday, Dec. 31, 2021||Mon., January 31 , 2022|
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.