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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

slide5

Statement of Candidacy

REQUIRED

OPTIONAL

slide6

Setting Up the Committee

  • Name of Committee
    • Must include candidate’s name
    • Unauthorized committees cannot use candidate’s name
  • Name of Committee
slide10

Setting Up the Committee

  • Authorized Committee

Affiliated Authorized Committee

X

slide11

Setting Up the Committee

  • Custodian of Records
slide12

Setting Up the Committee

  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Treasurer
slide13

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
slide14

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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