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Information About Campaign Statements

Campaign Statements Required Of Michigan Campaign Committees

Most committees are required to file detail campaign statements showing the financial activity of the committee during a specific period of time.  The majority of committees required to file detail campaign statement are required to file electronically.  A campaign statement consists of a:

  • Cover Page - describes what is being filed and by whom

  • Summary Page* - give summary totals of the committee's activity along with a balance statement

  • Contribution Schedules - show who gave to the committee

  • Expenditure Schedules - show how the committee funds were spent

  • Debts Schedules - show outstanding debts owed to or by the committee

  • Fund Raiser Schedules* - show when and where the committee held a fund raiser

*Not required of a Political Party Committee

 All Campaign Statements have specific closing date, due dates and coverage periods.

Type of Statement Closing Date of Statement Statement Due Date
Pre - Election CS 16 days before election 11 days before election
Post - Election CS 20 days after election 30 days after election
Annual CS December 31 January 31
January Quarterly CS December 31 January 31
February Quarterly CS February 10 February 15
April Quarterly CS April 20 April 25
July Quarterly CS July 20 July 25
October Quarterly CS October 20 October 25
Petition Proposal CS 28 days following the filing date of the petition. 35 days following the filing date of the petition.

Committee types owe specific campaign statements (CS) and reports.

 

Candidate/ Gubernatorial

Ballot Question Political Party Political Committee Independent Committee Caucus Committee Super PACS
Pre-Election CS X X X        
Post-Election CS X X X        
Annual CS X X X        
January Quarterly CS           X  
February Quarterly CS   X   X X   X
April Quarterly CS   X   X X X X
July Quarterly CS X X   X X X X
October Quarterly CS X X   X X X X
Petition Proposal CS   X          
               
Late Contribution Report X X X X X X X
Independent Expenditure Report       X X X X
24 Hour Receipt Report           X  
24 Hour Expenditure Report           X  

 Late Contribution Reports are required to be filed by all committee types. For more information see Appendix G.

Special Election Independent Expenditure Reports are required to be filed by all PACs (Political, Independent, Caucus and Super PACs). For more information see Appendix G.

24 Hour Receipt and Expenditure Reports are required to be filed by Caucus committees only. For more information see Appendix G.

Please note that a committee that does not expect to receive or spend more than $1,000.00 for any election (Candidate Committees and Ballot Question Committees) or in a calendar year (PACs and Political Party Committees) can obtain a Reporting Waiver. A committee that maintains a Reporting Waiver is exempt from filing Campaign Statements until the committee exceeds $1,000.00 in receipts, expenditures or debt.  Other exemptions apply for certain campaign statements.  See the Campaign Finance Filing Schedule on the CFR main web page for more information.

Additional information on filing schedule requirements can be found on the main Campaign Finance Disclosure page.

 




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