The Office of Campaign Finance utilizes the informal hearing process to address alleged violations of the reporting and disclosure requirements, prescribed by the Campaign Finance Act of 2011 and Chapters 30–41 of Title 3, “Elections and Ethics” of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations. See the link to Informal Hearings on Delinquent Filers on this website. On occasion, the Office of Campaign Finance has been unable to locate an alleged filing entity or individual filer due to, among other things, changes in address information, filing or employment status, or the suspension of financial operations or activity of the entity or filer. When the Office of Campaign Finance has spent a reasonable amount of resources to locate an alleged filing entity or individual filer, but to no avail, the Director will issue an Order of Administrative Dismissal. Moreover, in certain instances, the Office of Campaign Finance will vacate an Order previously issued.
Orders reflect the type of reporting entity in the docket Number. Orders listed under “Candidates and Political Committees” include those for candidate, principal campaign committees, and political action committees, or PACs. Therefore, noted in the Docket Number before the “dash,” orders regarding Advisory Neighborhood Commission candidates are identified with an “A”; all other candidates and principal campaign committees are identified with a “C”; and political action committees, or PACs, are identified with a “P.”
The Office of Campaign Finance will post administrative dismissal and vacated orders in matters where warranted.