View List of Candidates who have registered under the Fair Elections Program for the 2022 Elections cycle
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View Reports of Receipts & Expenditures File by Fair Elections Candidates
On May 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-94, the “Fair Elections Amendment Act of 2018” (the Fair Elections Act), became effective in the District of Columbia. The “Fair Elections Act” provides for publicly funded political campaigns in the District of Columbia and establishes the Fair Elections Program within the Office of Campaign Finance (OCF). The Agency is responsible for the administration of the Program, including providing for the verification and audit of qualified small dollar contributions, authorizing payments from the Fair Elections Fund, the conduct of debates for each contested city-wide election in an election cycle for covered offices under the Act, the remission of funds and equipment purchased by the campaign, and the publication of reports after each cycle to review and evaluate the Program’s activity.
The Office of Campaign Finance successfully implemented the Fair Elections Program during the 2020 Election Cycle, the first election cycle of the Program, and the 2020 Special Election Cycle. There were twenty (20) candidates certified as “participating candidates” in the Fair Elections Program for the November 3, 2020 General Election; twelve (12) Candidates certified as “participating candidates” in the June 2, 2020 Primary Election; and four (4) Candidates certified as “participating candidates” in the June 16, 2020 Special Election. The OCF authorized the disbursement of the total sum of $4,016,797.64 from the Elections Fund in Base Amount ($1,120,000.00) and Matching Payments ($2,896,797.64), to the thirty-six (36) candidates who were certified in the Fair Elections Program to participate in the June 2, 2020 Primary Election, the June 16, 2020 Special Election, and the November 3, 2020 General Election.
Of significance, the FEP candidates were elected and certified as Winners by the Board of Elections on December 2, 2020 in seven (7) of the eleven (11) seats for covered offices available for election to Public Office in the November 3, 2020 General Election.
The upcoming 2022 Election Cycle will be the second Election Cycle during which public financing will be made available. View the following information for the Fair Elections Program: