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2022 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.

In election years, political action committees can choose to file either quarterly or monthly.

State and local party committees that don’t engage in reportable Federal Election Activity file quarterly by default in election years but may change filing frequency (for example, from quarterly to monthly) up to once a calendar year.

PACs and party committees report on Form 3X. Access the PDF and instructions.

Pre-election reports

The principal campaign committee of any candidate participating in a 2022 state primary, nominating convention or runoff election—even if unopposed—must also file a pre-election report 12 days prior to the primary, nominating convention or runoff. The principal campaign committee of a candidate participating in the general election must file pre- and post-general election reports.

Quarterly filing PACs and party committees that make contributions or expenditures (including independent expenditures) in connection with an election in 2022 must also file a pre-election report, if the activity was not previously reported.

More information about pre- and post-election reporting periods can be found at:

Quarterly schedule

Report Close of books [1] Filing deadline
Year-End 2021
PACs and parties
12/31/2021 01/31/2022
April Quarterly
Congressional, PACs and parties
03/31/2022 04/15/2022
July Quarterly
Congressional, PACs and parties
06/30/2022 07/15/2022
October Quarterly
Congressional, PACs and parties
09/30/2022 10/15/2022 [2]
Pre-General [3]
PACs and parties [4]
10/19/2022 10/27/2022
PACs and parties
11/28/2022 12/08/2022
Year-End 2022
PACs and parties
12/31/2022 01/31/2023


[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.

[2] Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

[3] If sent by registered or certified mail, the Pre-General must be postmarked on or before October 24. If using overnight mail, the delivery service must receive the report on or before October 24.

[4] Required for quarterly-filing PACs and parties only if committee makes contributions or expenditures in connection with election during the reporting period.

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.