The Director of the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) administers the statutes under the jurisdiction of the Agency pursuant to rules or regulations approved by its oversight agency, the DC Board of Elections (the Board). The official codification of the regulations of the Board is Title 3, “Elections and Ethics,“ of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR). The official codification incorporates all Final Rulemaking Notices adopted by the Board of Elections, and is the best source from which to obtain the most current OCF regulations. This agency’s rules and regulations are located within Chapters 30 through 41, and Chapter 99 of Title 3, “Elections and Ethics,“ and may be accessed herein:
Links to the DC Municipal Regulations and DC Register, Title 3 "Elections and Ethics"
- Chapter 30, Campaign Finance Operations
- Chapter 31, Lobbying - Repealed
- Chapter 32, Financial Disclosure - Repealed
- Chapter 33, Prohibition on Use of Government Resources for Campain-Related Purposes
- Chapter 34, Campaign Finance Recordkeeping
- Chapter 35, Minor Party Exemption
- Chapter 36, DC Senator and Representative
- Chapter 37, Investigations and Hearings
- Chapter 38, Legal Defense Committees
- Chapter 39, Campaign Finance Operations: Inaugural Committees
- Chapter 40, Campaign Finance Operations: Transition Committees
- Chapter 41, Campaign Finance Operations: Exploratory Committees
- Chapter 99, Definitions
When the regulations require amendments, for example, as a result of the enactment of new law or the need for clarity in a particular process, the Board issues a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking“ in the DC Register. After a 30-day public comment period and barring any additional changes, the regulations become permanent upon adoption by the board and publication of a “Notice of Final Rulemaking“ in the DC Register.