The FEC has developed webforms that will allow most federal candidates and committees to register with the Commission online. The Statement of Organization (Form 1) and Statement of Candidacy (Form 2) webforms are available on the “Registration and reporting forms” and “Online webforms”
pages of FEC.gov.
The new webforms accommodate all committee types and work with most major web browsers. The online forms are easier to complete than their paper counterparts. They use a simple question and answer approach to gather the required information, skipping over sections that don’t apply to the filer.
Candidates and committees should be aware that using the webforms to register constitutes an electronic filing, and obligates them to file electronically for the remainder of the calendar year. Senate candidates cannot file electronically, but may complete the webforms, print paper copies and file those with the Secretary of the Senate. See 11 CFR 104.18.
Committees with questions regarding the new webforms should contact their Campaign Finance Analyst in the Reports Analysis Division (RAD). New filers may call the FEC’s Information Division for help. Both offices may be reached toll free at 800-424-9530; select option 4 for RAD and option 6 for Information.