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  • FEC Record: Reporting

New online password system for e-filers (2013)

May 3, 2013

Beginning Wednesday, May 15, committees registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will be able to obtain or change their electronic filing password online.

The new system will offer registered filers three options:

1)  Create a New Electronic Filing Password (Only for Registered Committees Filing Electronically for the First Time)

2)  Retrieve a Forgotten Electronic Filing Password

3)  Change an Existing Electronic Filing Password

For security purposes, committees will need to provide information to verify their identity.  Additionally, committees must have an official email address listed on the Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1) filed with the FEC. The Commission will use that address to notify a committee of any changes to its account. If you would like to update your email address or add a second address, please amend your FEC Form 1.

All existing electronic filing passwords remain valid, so if you already have a password you don’t need to take any action. If you have forgotten your password, you will need to contact the Electronic Filing Office (EFO) to gain access to the new system.

At this time, the online password system is available only to registered political committees.  Other filers will still need to email or fax their electronic filing password requests.

For help with technical issues relating to FECFile or electronic filing, please contact the EFO at 1-800-424-9530 and press 4 or call 202-694-1307. The FECFile User Manual and other resources for electronic filers are available at


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    • Reports Analysis Division