House and Senate campaign committees
This category includes committees of candidates retiring debts from a previous election or running for a future election.
- Frequency: Quarterly
Presidential campaign committees
National party committees
- Frequency: Monthly
State, district and local party committees
State, district and local party committees that engage in reportable "federal election activity" ("FEA") must file on a monthly basis. A committee that filed monthly in 2020 due to its FEA must notify the Commission in writing if it wishes to file quarterly (semi-annually) in 2021.
Political action committees (SSF/Hybrid/Independent expenditure-only, a.k.a., Super PACs/other nonconnected)
Change in filing frequency
Some committees may choose to change their reporting schedule (for example, from quarterly to monthly). Those that wish to do so must notify the Commission in writing and may change their filing frequency no more than once per calendar year.