Information About Campaign Statements
Campaign Statements Required Of Michigan Campaign Committees
Most committees are required to file detail campaign statements showing the financial activity of the committee during a specific period of time. The majority of committees required to file detail campaign statement are required to file electronically. A campaign statement consists of a:
Cover Page - describes what is being filed and by whom
Summary Page* - give summary totals of the committee's activity along with a balance statement
Contribution Schedules - show who gave to the committee
Expenditure Schedules - show how the committee funds were spent
Debts Schedules - show outstanding debts owed to or by the committee
Fund Raiser Schedules* - show when and where the committee held a fund raiser
All Campaign Statements have specific closing date, due dates and coverage periods.
|Type of Statement||Closing Date of Statement||Statement Due Date|
|Pre - Election CS||16 days before election||11 days before election|
|Post - Election CS||20 days after election||30 days after election|
|Annual CS||December 31||January 31|
|January Quarterly CS||December 31||January 31|
|February Quarterly CS||February 10||February 15|
|April Quarterly CS||April 20||April 25|
|July Quarterly CS||July 20||July 25|
|October Quarterly CS||October 20||October 25|
|Petition Proposal CS||28 days following the filing date of the petition.||35 days following the filing date of the petition.|
Committee types owe specific campaign statements (CS) and reports.
|Ballot Question||Political Party||Political Committee||Independent Committee||Caucus Committee||Super PACS|
|January Quarterly CS||X|
|February Quarterly CS||X||X||X||X|
|April Quarterly CS||X||X||X||X||X|
|July Quarterly CS||X||X||X||X||X|
|October Quarterly CS||X||X||X||X||X|
|Petition Proposal CS||X|
|Late Contribution Report||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|Independent Expenditure Report||X||X||X||X|
|24 Hour Receipt Report||X|
|24 Hour Expenditure Report||X|
Candidate and Gubernatorial committees must file Pre-Election and Post-Election Campaign Statements for each election that the candidate participates in and an Annual Campaign Statement.
Ballot Question committees must file Pre-Election and Post-Election Campaign Statements for each election the committee participates in and a the Annual, February Quarterly, April Quarterly, July Quarterly an October Quarterly Campaign Statements. October Quarterly Campaign Statements are only owed in odd years and if the committee files a pre-election campaign statement for an election, the quarterly campaign statement is waived for that election.
Political Party committees must file Pre-Election and/or Post-Election Campaign Statements for each election that the committee participates in and an Annual Campaign Statement. A Political Party Committee is not required to file a Pre-Election or Post Election Campaign Statement if all of the expenditures made by the committee which relate to the election involved have been reported in a previous campaign statement.
Political committees, Independent committees and Super PACs file four (4) times each year:
Caucus committees file four (4) times each year:
Late Contribution Reports are required to be filed by all committee types. For more information see Appendix G.
Special Election Independent Expenditure Reports are required to be filed by all PACs (Political, Independent, Caucus and Super PACs). For more information see Appendix G.
24 Hour Receipt and Expenditure Reports are required to be filed by Caucus committees only. For more information see Appendix G.
Please note that a committee that does not expect to receive or spend more than $1,000.00 for any election (Candidate Committees and Ballot Question Committees) or in a calendar year (PACs and Political Party Committees) can obtain a Reporting Waiver. A committee that maintains a Reporting Waiver is exempt from filing Campaign Statements until the committee exceeds $1,000.00 in receipts, expenditures or debt. Other exemptions apply for certain campaign statements. See the Campaign Finance Filing Schedule on the CFR main web page for more information.