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Instructions and Forms - Candidate Committees

These forms are now updateable.  Please fill in the necessary fields as needed and print.  These forms are used to file Pre-Election, Post-Election, Annuals, Dissolution, Quarterly and amended campaign statements on paper.

A candidate covered by the MCFA registers the committee by filing a Statement of Organization form. The statement of organization form is also used to keep up-to-date contact committee information, and request a Reporting Waiver if the committee does not expect to spend or receive more than $1,000 (See Appendix C for requirements of obtaining a reporting waiver).

**Electronic filing threshold lowered to $5,000 from $20,000 effective for all 2014 filings including statements due on January 31, 2014.

Forms and Instructions: 

ยท  Candidate Cover Page - Each Campaign Statement must include a complete cover page with each filing.

·  Candidate Summary Page - Used to report a quick summary of financial activity during reporting coverage period.

·  Candidate Itemized Contributions Schedule 1A - Used to report direct contributions or loans of money from a person regardless of amount.

·  Candidate Other Receipts Schedule 1A-1 - Used to report interest, misc., refunds, rebates, returned/uncashed checks or loans from banks.

·  Candidate In-Kind Contributions Schedule 1-IK - Used to report contributions of goods or services from the candidate, person or other committees.

·  Candidate Itemized Expenditures Schedule 1B - Used to report direct expenditures of money of $50.01 or more in value.

·  Candidate Itemized In-Kind Expenditures Schedule 1B-IK - Used to report fair market value of goods or services donated to other committees or organizations.

·  Candidate Expenditures for Get-Out-The-Vote Activities Schedule 1B-G - Used to report expenditures made for election day get out the vote activities.

·  Candidate Incidental Office Expense Disbursement Schedule 1C - Used to report disbursement for incidental office expenses (Incumbent Candidates Only)

·  Candidate Debts and Obligations Schedule 1E - Used to report funds owed by or owed to the committee.

·  Candidate Fund Raiser Schedule 1F - Used to report information on fund raisers held by the committee.

·  Candidate Forms Booklet - Complete booklet of all campaign finance forms and instructions.

 

Questions:

 

Contact us at:

 

Michigan Department of State

Bureau of Elections

P.O. Box 20126

Lansing, Michigan 48901-0726

Phone: (517) 373-2540

Fax: (517) 373-0941

email: Disclosure@michigan.gov

 

Visit us as:

 

430 West Allegan Street

1st Floor Richard H. Austin Building

Lansing, Michigan 48918-1700

www.michigan.gov/sos

 

Electronic Filing Help Desk:

 

MERTS Helpdesk: (517) 999-3468(EGOV)

MERTS Email: mertstechsupport@egov.com

 

Contact your County Clerk:

 

Local filers are encourages to contact your County Clerk office for filing information.




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