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Candidate Registration

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  1. Candidate Registration An Online Presentationof the FEC Information Division

  2. Objectives • Identify the registration threshold for candidates and their campaign committees • Provide step-by-step instructions for registering with the FEC

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Statement of Candidacy REQUIRED OPTIONAL

  6. Setting Up the Committee • Name of Committee • Must include candidate’s name • Unauthorized committees cannot use candidate’s name • Name of Committee

  7. Setting Up the Committee

  8. Setting Up the Committee To be assigned X

  9. Setting Up the Committee X

  10. Setting Up the Committee • Authorized Committee Affiliated Authorized Committee X

  11. Setting Up the Committee • Custodian of Records

  12. Setting Up the Committee • Assistant Treasurer • Treasurer

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Registration Confirmation • Welcome packet: • Candidate Identification Number • Committee Identification Number • Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees • Reporting Schedule • Welcome packet:

  17. FEC Resources • Web Site - www.fec.gov • Toll-free Information Line: 800/424-9530 • E-Mail: info@fec.gov • Educational Outreach • Conferences (e-mail conferences@fec.gov) • Roundtable Workshops • State Outreach Trips • Educational Outreach

  18. A Production of the FEC Information Division