2019 Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule / Election Finance Dates
 

 2019 Primary Campaign Finance Report Deadlines

 

Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary

Complete as of: Monday, April 1, 2019

Filing Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

Second Friday Pre-Primary

Complete as of: Monday, May 6, 2019

Filing Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2019

 

24-Hour Reporting

Complete as of: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (begins)

Filing Deadline: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (ends/includes)

 

30 Day Post-Primary

Complete as of: Monday, June 10, 2019

Filing Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

 

 2019 Election Campaign Finance Report Deadlines

 

Sixth Tuesday Pre-Election

Complete as of: Monday, September 16, 2019

Filing Deadline: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

Second Friday Pre-Election

Complete as of: Monday, October 21, 2019

Filing Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019

 

24-Hour Reporting

Complete as of: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (begins)

Filing Deadline: November 5, 2019 (ends/includes)

 

Thirty Day Post-Election

Complete as of: Monday, November 25, 2019

Filing Deadline: Thursday, December 5, 2019

 

 

 2019 Annual Report Deadline

 

Annual Report

Complete as of: December 31, 2019

Filing Deadline: January 31, 2020

 

SIXTH TUESDAY PRE-PRIMARY/ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed only by candidates for state wide office, their authorized candidate committees, and any political committee or lobbyist that has made an expenditure to influence the election of a statewide candidate. In 2019, statewide offices appearing on the ballot include the following: 

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

JUDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH COURT

 

Political committees/lobbyists that have not made expenditures to influence the election of a candidate for statewide offices listed above do not need to file the Sixth Tuesday Pre Primary/Election report.

 

SECOND FRIDAY PRE- AND THIRTY DAY POST-PRIMARY/ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed by all candidates appearing on the ballot and all political committees and lobbyists that have made expenditures to influence the election of such candidates. In 2019, offices appearing on the ballot include:

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

JUDGE OF THE COMMONWEALTH COURT

JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

JUDGE OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT (PHILADELPHIA COUNTY)

ALL LOCAL/MUNICIPAL OFFICES (FILED WITH APPROPRIATE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS)

 

ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual reports must be filed by ALL candidates, political committees and contributing lobbyists who have not filed a termination report.

 

POSTMARKS

Postmarks are acceptable as proof of timely filing when the report is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the DAY PRIOR to the filing deadline.

 

PENALTIES

In accordance with the Campaign finance Reporting Law, those who file required reports after the filing deadline are assessed a late filing fee of $20.00 per day for the first six days that a report is late, and $10.00 per day thereafter, up to a maximum penalty of $250.00. The payment of the penalty is the personal liability of the treasurer and campaign funds may not be used for the payment of any penalty.

 

POLITICAL COMMITTEE TREASURERS

It is the treasurer’s responsibility to file required committee reports. Keep this schedule available for reference prior to each reporting deadline. If you need a reporting form, you may print one from the Department’s web site (www.dos.state.pa.us) or request one from the bureau. You may also file your report online. From the web site, select the link to Campaign Finance and then to Online Filing for more information. Please remember that all reports must include your filer identification number on the cover page.

 

24 HOUR REPORTING

Section 1628 of the Campaign Expense Reporting Law, 25 P.S. § 3248, requires any candidate or political committee, authorized by a candidate and created solely for the purpose of influencing an election on behalf of that candidate, which receives any contribution or pledge of five hundred dollars ($500) or more, or any person making an independent expenditure of five hundred dollars ($500) or more after the final pre-election/pre-primary report has been deemed completed shall report such contribution or expenditure to the appropriate supervisor. The candidate, chairperson or treasurer of the political committee shall send the report of late contributions within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the contribution. The same shall apply to persons making independent expenditures. The bureau will accept the filing of 24 Hour Reports by facsimile at 717-705-0721, or via e-mail at: ra-stcampaignfinance@state.pa.us. The filing of reports by facsimile or e-mail applies only to 24 Hour Reports; it does not apply to the filing of campaign finance reports. The filing of late contribution reports does not remove the obligation to also report those contributions on the appropriate post-election/post-primary expense report filing. Please contact our office for specific reporting dates for late contribution reports.

 

NOTE: All dates are subject to change without notice in the event of passage of any amendatory legislation.

 

 

 2019 Election Dates

 

PRIMARY ELECTION
May 21, 2019

GENERAL ELECTION
November 5, 2019

Susquehanna County Voter Registration/Election Bureau
31 Lake Avenue
PO Box 218
Montrose, PA 18801
Telephone: (570) 278-6697
Fax: (570) 278-6698
Website: susqco.com