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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

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




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 Click here to receive the tips as an RSS feed.

March 27, 2017 Candidate Registration: A How-To Video. If you anticipate running as a candidate in the 2017-2018 election cycle, there are specific registration requirements you should be familiar with in order to know how and when to file with the FEC. This short video provides an overview of the process to register as a federal candidate with the FEC. Additional training videos for candidates, campaign staff and others are available on our FECConnect on Demand page.
March 17, 2017 Register Now for the FECConnect Live Webinar for Membership and Labor Organizations and their PACs on March 29. Registration is now open for the FEC’s March 29 webinar on federal campaign finance law for membership and labor organizations and their PACs. Topics to be discussed include PAC solicitation techniques, candidate support activities, and proper disclosure of receipts and disbursements. This will be the only online training opportunity offered by the FEC in 2017 to focus exclusively on membership and labor organization PAC activities. Register today!
March 13, 2017 March Reporting Reminder. Monthly filers are reminded they have a report covering the month of February due on Monday, March 20. Quarterly filers do not have a regularly scheduled report due this month, but if they have made previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with upcoming special elections, they may have to file additional reports. Quarterly filers should refer to the FEC's compliance map to determine if an additional report is required. For additional reporting information for all types of filers, consult this Record article and our Reporting FAQs page.
March 6, 2017 Save the Date for FEC Regional Conferences in 2017 and 2018. During the 2017-18 election cycle, the FEC will host regional conferences in Chicago, Illinois, Washington, DC, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. These two-day training events offer the only opportunities this election cycle to receive face-to-face training from FEC Commissioners and staff. For more information and to sign up to receive notification when registration opens, read this Record article and visit our Outreach page.

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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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