Campaign Finance Information
Campaign Finance Information
Campaign Expense Reporting
All candidates and political committees must periodically report their contributions and expenditures. Candidates for statewide office, or for state legislative offices, or for Courts of Common Pleas must file their original reports with the Secretary of the Commonwealth. In addition, they must file copies with the local election office in the county in which they reside, not in each county their district touches.
Local candidates must file their reports with the county elections office in the county where nominating petitions are normally filed for that office.
Committees which remain active but are "dormant", such as when an incumbent is not a candidate in a given year, may usually fulfill their obligations by filing an annual report by January 31 each year. Candidates which are in an active election year must file before and after the Primary and the General election. Candidates are provided full schedules in their candidate information packets.
In addition, there are state-mandated forms to use to form a political committee and for a candidate to use to authorize a political committee to act on his or her behalf.
Inspection of Campaign Finance Reports
All campaign finance reports are public information and are available for inspection. Hard copy reports filed by candidates and committees are available for review in the Election Services office between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the Election Services office at 610-478-6490 or email us.
Campaign Finance Forms
Campaign Finance Report (DSEB-502)
Campaign Finance Statement (DSEB-503)
Political Committee Registration Statement (DSEB-500)
Authorization for a Political Committee to Receive Funds on Behalf of a Candidate (DSEB-501)
Independent Expenditure Reporting Form (DSEB-505)
24 Hour Reporting Form
Section 1628 of the Campaign Finance Reporting Law requires that any candidate or political committee authorized by a candidate and created solely for the purpose of influencing an election on behalf of that candidate shall report the late contributions. This is true if they receive any contribution or pledge of five hundred dollars ($500) or more after the final pre-primary/pre-election report has been deemed completed. This must happen within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the contribution. These contributions must be reported through and including the day of the primary/election.
You may file this report by telegram, mailgram, and overnight mail, facsimile at 610-478-6218 or e-mail. The filing of reports via facsimile or e-mail applies only to the 24 hour late contribution report and does not remove the obligation to also report those contributions on the appropriate post-primary/post-election expense report filing. Please contact our office for specific reporting dates for late contribution reports.