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The Office of Campaign Finance is currently operating under a modified status. All services will be provided remotely via email and telephone and you may contact this Office for 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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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