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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

2021 Municipal Election Campaign Finance Report Deadlines

Type of ReportCompletedFiling Deadline
​2020 Annual Report   
Cycle 7
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 DailyTuesday, 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 4Monday, September 13, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Second Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5Monday, October 18, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
24-Hour Reporting DailyTues, 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 7Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
Mon., January 31 , 2022
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.