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Registration and reporting forms

This page lists all forms required for filing with the FEC.

Candidates and authorized committees

Form 1: Statement of Organization

Used to register candidates' authorized campaign committees:

Form 2: Statement of Candidacy

Used to register candidates for House, Senate and President:

Form 3: Report of Receipts and Disbursements 

Used by House and Senate candidates' authorized committees:

In election years, House and Senate candidate committees also file a Post-Election Detailed Summary Page:

Form 3P: Report of Receipts and Disbursements

Used by Presidential candidates' authorized committees:

In election years, Presidential candidate committees also file a Post-Election Detailed Summary Page:

Form 3L: Report of Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists/Registrants and Lobbyist/Registrant PACs

Used by committees to report bundled contributions forwarded by or credited to lobbyists, registrants and their PACs: 

Form 6: 48-Hour Notice of Contributions/Loans Received

Used by candidate committees that receive last-minute contributions of $1,000 of more:

Form 8: Debt Settlement Plan

Used by committees attempting to settle debts for less than the full amount owed:

Form 13: Report of Donations Accepted for Inaugural Committee

Used by inaugural committees appointed by the President-elect:

Form 99: Miscellaneous Report to the FEC

Used by registered committees filing electronically to submit a letter:

Political parties and political action committees (PACs)

Form 1: Statement of Organization

Used to register PACs and political party committees:

Pending Commission rulemakings, independent expenditure-only committees also file a Independent Expenditure-Only Letter (PDF) in conjunction with Form 1.

Pending Commission rulemakings, committees with non-contribution accounts may use the non-contribution letter in conjunction with Form 1.

Form 1M: Notification of Multicandidate Status

Used by multicandidate committees, in conjunction with Form 1:

Form 3X: Report of Receipts and Disbursements

Used by PACs and political party committees:

Form 3X, Schedule E: Itemized Independent Expenditures

Used by PACs and political party committees to submit 24 and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures:

Form 3L: Report of Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists/Registrants and Lobbyist/Registrant PACs 

Used by committees to report bundled contributions forwarded by or credited to lobbyists, registrants and their PACs:

Form 4: Report of Receipts and Disbursements

Used by committees that support a national nominating convention:

Form 8: Debt Settlement Plan

Used by committees attempting to settle debts for less than the full amount owed:

Form 99: Miscellaneous Report to the FEC

Used by registered committees filing electronically to submit a letter:

Other filers

Other filers include individuals and unregistered 527 organizations.

Form 7: Report of Communication Costs by Corporations and Membership Organizations

Form 99: Miscellaneous Report to the FEC

Used by registered entities filing electronically to submit a letter: