Daily compilation of electronically filed reports and statements. Reports and Statements from Feburary 2001 to present are available. You can download these compressed files from the FTP site.
These documents are designed to explain the FEC's electronic filing format for versions 1, 2, 3.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7x and 8.x. These files provide format information for the downloadable electronic filings.
There are three files for each version of the format: two Excel files and one rich text or one portable document format file. The Excel files are the format and the header files. The rtf or pdf file provides supporting information for the format including acceptable values for data items and specific instructions for transaction linking and other details.
The header row of the e-filing indicates what format version was used for the filing. Match the e-filing version with the version indicated in the names of these files.
Getting and Using FEC Electronic Filings contains instructions for downloading electronic filings and using the headers in the e-filing headers spreadsheet (any version) to create tables of electronically filed data.
Electronic Filing Format
|Delimiter||Start Date||Stop Date|
|V1||comma - ASCII 44||06/20/1997||01/24/2001|
|V2||comma - ASCII 44||03/16/1998||01/31/2002|
|V3||comma - ASCII 44||03/02/1999||01/29/2004|
|V5.0||comma - ASCII 44||03/09/2003||02/09/2004|
|V5.1||comma - ASCII 44||12/22/2003||02/11/2005|
|V5.2||comma - ASCII 44||02/02/2005||02/13/2006|
|V5.3||comma - ASCII 44||02/06/2006||01/02/2008|
|V6.1||FS - ASCII 28||01/02/2008||06/08/2008|
|V6.2||FS - ASCII 28||06/09/2008||03/09/2009|
|V6.3||FS - ASCII 28||03/10/2009||05/13/2009|
|V6.4||FS - ASCII 28||05/14/2009||04/04/2011|
|V7.0||FS - ASCII 28||04/05/2011||09/25/2011|
|V8.0||FS - ASCII 28||09/26/2011||01/13/2014|
|V8.1||FS - ASCII 28||01/14/2014||current|