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2019 Quarterly reports

All registered candidate committees must disclose the money they raise and spend. These “receipts” and “disbursements” are reported quarterly.

House and Senate committees report on Form 3. Access the PDF and instructions. Presidential committees report on Form 3P. Access the PDF and instructions.

When a committee files its first report, it must include all “receipts" and "disbursements" that occurred before registration. This includes any receipts and disbursements made during the “testing the waters” (or exploratory) period. The coverage period of the first report should be adjusted to date back to the beginning of the committee’s financial activity.

Quarterly schedule

Report Close of books [1] Filing deadline
Year-End 2018
12/31/2018 01/31/2019
April Quarterly
03/31/2019 04/15/2019
July Quarterly
06/30/2019 07/15/2019
October Quarterly
09/30/2019 10/15/2019
Year-End 2019
12/31/2019 01/31/2020


[1] These dates indicate the end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered up through the close of books for the first report due.

Methods of filing reports

Electronic filing

Reports filed electronically must be received and validated by the Commission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the filing deadline.

Paper filing

Paper filers must ensure their reports are received by the filing deadline. Report filing options: registered, certified or overnight or first-class mail.