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Candidate Registration. An Online Presentation of the FEC Information Division. Objectives. Identify the registration threshold for candidates and their campaign committees Provide step-by-step instructions for registering with the FEC. When & How to Register.

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Candidate registration
Candidate Registration

An Online Presentationof the FEC Information Division


Objectives
Objectives

  • Identify the registration threshold for candidates and their campaign committees

  • Provide step-by-step instructions for registering with the FEC


When how to register
When & How to Register

Raise or spend more than $5,000 on campaign:

  • Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2)

    • Filed by candidate within 15 days

  • Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1)

    • Filed by campaign committee within 10 days after Form 2

      http://www.fec.gov/info/forms.shtml


Statement of candidacy
Statement of Candidacy

  • Candidate’s Name and Address

  • Office Sought

  • Identification Number

  • New or Amended

  • Party Affiliation

  • State and District

To be assigned

x

X


Statement of Candidacy

REQUIRED

OPTIONAL


Setting Up the Committee

  • Name of Committee

    • Must include candidate’s name

    • Unauthorized committees cannot use candidate’s name

  • Name of Committee



Setting Up the Committee

To be assigned

X



Setting Up the Committee

  • Authorized Committee

Affiliated Authorized Committee

X


Setting Up the Committee

  • Custodian of Records


Setting Up the Committee

  • Assistant Treasurer

  • Treasurer


Setting Up the Committee

  • Treasurer or Asst. Treasurer

    • Deposits receipts

    • Authorizes all expenditures

    • Monitors contributions

    • Keeps all required records

    • Signs reports

    • Files accurate reports on time


Setting Up the Committee

  • Banks or Other Depositories

    • May invest campaign funds

    • Must have at least one account upon which checks can be drawn

    • To open an account, obtain Tax ID number from IRS: 1-800-TAX-FORM

  • Banks or Other Depositories


Where to file
Where to File

  • House Candidates file with the FEC

  • Senate Candidates file with the Secretary of the Senate

  • Duplicate local filing only required in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Mariana Islands


Registration confirmation
Registration Confirmation

  • Welcome packet:

    • Candidate Identification Number

    • Committee Identification Number

    • Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees

    • Reporting Schedule

  • Welcome packet:


Fec resources
FEC Resources

  • Web Site - www.fec.gov

  • Toll-free Information Line: 800/424-9530

  • E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Educational Outreach

  • Educational Outreach



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