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DC Campaign Finance Guide

The Campaign Finance Guide is a summary of the regulations that address the procedures and guidelines, which govern the registration, financial reporting and disclosure requirements of candidates, principal campaign committees and all other committees, Constituent Service Programs, and Statehood Fund Programs in the District of Columbia. 

Download the full Campaign Finance Guide in PDF format.

About the Campaign Finance Act

The Campaign Finance Act of 2011, as amended, DC Official Code, Sections 1-1163.01 et seq. (2013), (Act) was enacted to provide a means for monitoring and enforcing the campaign finance and disclosure requirements established for candidates, principal campaign committees and all other committees, Constituent Service Programs, and Statehood Funds  in the District of Columbia.

The primary goal of this legislation is to require that local candidates seeking election to public office, the treasurers of principal campaign committees, political action committees, exploratory, transition and inaugural committees, and the constituent services and statehood fund programs make complete and full financial disclosures. Various provisions of the Campaign Finance Act are clarified by regulations promulgated by the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) with the approval of the Board of Elections. The OCF regulations are cited under Chapters 30-41 of Title 3 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (August 2013).

Reports Available for Electronic Filing

The following campaign finance reports are available online:

Those who decide not to electronically file, may download and print the above reports.