2017 Campaign Finance Reporting Schedule/Election Finance Dates

 

2017  CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT DEADLINES

Type of Report

Complete As Of

Filing Deadline

Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary   

  Monday, March 27, 2017    

 Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Second Friday Pre-Primary

 Monday, May 1, 2017       

Friday, May 5, 2017

24-Hour Reporting 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017(begins) 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
(ends/includes)

30 Day Post-Primary

Monday, June 5, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2016 CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT DEADLINES

Type of Report

Complete As Of

Filing Deadline

 Sixth Tuesday Pre-Election

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Second Friday Pre-Election

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

24-Hour Reporting 

Tuesday, October 23, 2017(begins) 

November 7, 2017 (ends/includes) 

Thirty Day Post-Election

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2016 ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE

Type of Report

Complete As Of

Filing Deadline

Annual

December 31, 2017

January 31, 2018

 

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 2016, statewide offices appearing on the ballot include the following:

ATTORNEY GENERAL

AUDITOR GENERAL

STATE TREASURER

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 2016, offices appearing on the ballot include:

ATTORNEY GENERAL

AUDITOR GENERAL

STATE TREASURER

SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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-

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.

2017 ELECTION DATE

PRIMARY ELECTION
May 16, 2017

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 7, 2017

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