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How to report

Recount-related donations

A federal campaign may establish a recount fund either as a separate bank account of the candidate’s authorized committee or as a separate entity. In either case, the receipts must be reported on the authorized committee’s reports as “Other Receipts.”

Reporting on candidate forms

House and Senate committees report receiving recount-related donations in the “Other Receipts” category on Form 3, Line 15. The committee must itemize the donation on Schedule A for Line 15 if the aggregate receipts from that donor exceed $200 for the election cycle.

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The committee reports recount-related donations on Schedule A, supporting Line 15. It includes the donor’s name and mailing address, as well as employer and occupation information if the donor is an individual. It also includes the date of receipt, amount, election designation of “other” with “recount” specified, and aggregate election cycle-to-date total for the donor.

Reporting with FECFile

To enter a recount-related donation, go to the Summary Page tab, right click on “Line 15 Other Receipts (Dividends, Interest, etc.)” and select ”new.”

Learn more about reporting receipts in FECFile