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What is an Expenditure Report?

The Expenditure Report is a graphical representation of the percentages of the different kinds of expenditures made by candidate/committees. This report has been categorized on the basis of the types of expenditure.

Contribution Refunds

A contribution may be refunded under the following circumstances:

  1. The original check is returned uncashed;
  2. A contribution was made that exceeded the allowable contribution limitation;
  3. A refund is requested by the contributor; or
  4. Surplus funds are returned to the contributors at the conclusion of a campaign.

General Operating Expenditures

General Operating Expenditures include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting Services
  • Advertising
  • Bank Fees
  • Campaign Materials and supplies
  • Fund Raising
  • Tickets to Campaign Events
  • Computer Expenses
  • Consulting Services
  • Rental
  • Salaries
  • Supplies
  • Printing
  • Telephones
  • Postage
  • Travel
  • Utilities
  • In-kind expenses
  • Independent Expenditures


A Transfer is an exchange of funds between an affiliated committee and an authorized committee.

Loan Repayment

A Loan Repayment is a return of monies, by a candidate or a committee, on funds borrowed for campaign purposes by the candidate or the committee.

Other payment and expense types

Other payment and expense types may include the following:

  • Fines
  • Settlements/Judgments
  • Donations to Schools and Charitable Organizations
  • Scholarship Funds
  • IRS
  • Any other expense which does not fit in any of the above categories