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Resources for Committee Treasurers

The treasurer of a political committee registered with the Federal Election Commission is legally responsible for that committee's compliance with the federal campaign finance laws. The Commission has developed this page to help treasurers fulfill that responsibility.

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Information on E-Mail ProgramAs you'll see, this page not only provides links to an array of helpful publications, online presentations and other pages, it also offers timely tips and reminders to help treasurers meet their obligations under the law. As an added feature, you can subscribe to receive automatic notification of updates to this page via RSS. We also invite you to ask questions, provide feedback and offer your own compliance tips by email to info@fec.gov.

In addition to these online resources, the FEC staffs a toll-free information hotline (800-424-9530), and offers periodic educational workshops for treasurers. Please visit our Outreach page for details, and sign up to receive program updates by email at Conferences@fec.gov.


 

 

 


Tips for Treasurers

This section offers helpful tips — both from the FEC and from your fellow treasurers — to help you meet your obligations under the federal campaign finance law. To suggest a tip, please email us at info@fec.gov. Click here to receive the tips as an RSS feed.

June 27, 2016 Cut-off Date for July Reports. Committees often ask if they may include funds raised in June but received in July in their FEC reports that are due in July. Under Commission regulations, the date of receipt is used for reporting purposes, so committees may include only those contributions received by June 30, 2016, on their July Quarterly or Monthly reports. Contributions received on July 1 or afterwards must be reported on the committee's next report, even if the check was dated or postmarked in June. For more information, see page 23 of the Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and this March tip for treasurers. (As always, committees involved in a special election should follow the reporting schedule for that election.)
June 20, 2016 Rules for National Convention Delegates. With the major party presidential nominating conventions approaching, the FEC has received many inquiries about the rules for convention delegates. The actual process for selecting delegates to the national convention is determined by each party. FEC regulations, summarized in this recent Record article, govern how individuals seeking to become national convention delegates (as well as those who have already been selected) finance their activities, including travel and presidential candidate support. Should you have questions after reading the article, please call our toll-free information line for assistance, 800-424-9530 (press 6).
June 14, 2016 June Monthly Reporting Reminder. Monthly filers are reminded that they have a report due Monday, June 20, covering the month of May. For additional reporting information for all types of filers, consult this Record article and this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page compiled by the Reports Analysis Division.
June 6, 2016 Prepare Now for Stress-Free Filing this Summer. Don't let FEC filing obligations stand in the way of your summer fun. If you want/have to file FEC reports electronically this year, now is the time to get a password and contact the FEC's e-filing office with any technical questions. All filers have reports due in July, so you'll want to have your password in place and any software kinks worked out before the filing rush hits. To help filers prepare, we'll offer webinars later this month on Reporting and Using FECFile for campaigns, party committees and PACs. So plan ahead, and enjoy your summer!

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Selected Publications

This section provides links to publications designed specifically for committee treasurers. Additional publications are available in the FEC Library, through our Quick Answers pages and on our Publications page.

FEC Record News Page

Reading articles posted on the FEC Record news page is one of the best ways to stay current on the law and your obligations as a treasurer. At the beginning of each month, the Commission compiles the previous month's articles into a print-friendly document and e-mails treasurers to let them know it's available. Additionally, an archive of every monthly Record from 1977 - present is available online. Sign-up to receive email notification when a new article is posted.

Campaign Guides

Campaign Guides are compliance manuals for committees registered with the FEC. The guide supplements summarize relevant post-publication rules and opinions.

Brochures and Handouts

Technical Information: The PDF files may be viewed or printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The video presentations and interactive tutorials are available as either MPEG or SWF files. MPEG files may be viewed using a media player, such as Windows Media Player or Quicktime. SWF files may be viewed using Adobe Flash Player.

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Video Workshops and Interactive Presentations

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Reporting Help and Filing Information

This section supplements the reporting and filing information contained in the publications listed above with links to additional information. Treasurers may also seek reporting and filing assistance from the Campaign Finance Analyst who reviews the committee's reports. To reach the Reports Analysis Division, call 800-424-9530 (press 5).

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