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The Office of Campaign Finance will be operating under a modified status until June 8, 2020. All services will be provided remotely via email and telephone and you may contact this Office the same. All financial reports will continue to be submitted online at our website on the required deadlines. Any individual seeking to register as a candidate for elective office should contact our office at (202) 671-0547 or email ([email protected]) for instructions.

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Campaign Finance Enforcement

The Office of Campaign Finance is responsible for the enforcement of the Campaign Finance Act of 2011 through the conduct of audits, the investigation of alleged violations of the Act, and the conduct of informal hearings to address the alleged violations of the reporting and disclosure requirements, prescribed by the Campaign Finance Act and Chapters 30 – 41 of Title 3, “Elections and Ethics”, of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.

The OCF Regulations governing investigations and the informal hearing process may be found in Chapter 37, “Investigations and Hearings”, of Title 3. The audit procedures may be found in Chapter 34, “Campaign Finance Recordkeeping and Audits” of Title 3. Investigations may be initiated by the filing of a complaint by a member of the public, a referral by the Board of Elections, or internally generated by the Office of Campaign Finance.

The Director may institute the informal hearing process to address alleged violations of the reporting requirements; and conduct audits to ensure accurate reporting.