Independent Expenditure Reports
Section 51 of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act (MCFA) requires the disclosure of certain “independent expenditures” made by unregistered individuals, groups and organizations. An individual, group or organization that spends more than $100.00 in a calendar year on independent expenditures to support or oppose the nomination or election of a state level candidate or advocate the qualification, passage or defeat of a state level ballot question is required to file with the Michigan Department of State’s Bureau of Elections. In addition, independent expenditures made by out-of-state entities must file with the Michigan Department of State's Bureau of Elections. The filing is required to be made within 10 calendar days of meeting the $100.00 threshold. An organization includes but is not limited to a corporation, union or domestic dependent sovereign.