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Campaign Finance Guide

You should use this guide if you are:

  • A candidate seeking nomination for election to office whether or not you are nominated or your name appears on the ballot
  • A candidate seeking election to office whether or not you are elected
  • The treasurer of a principal campaign committee
  • The treasurer of a political committee
  • A person who makes contributions or expenditures in excess of $50.00 that are not made to a political committee or candidate
  • A lobbyist
  • A public official
  • A member of the public seeking information about the Office of Campaign Finance

Candidates elected to Advisory Neighborhood Commissions are in a special category and are not affected by the specific registration and reporting requirements of the Act, but must adhere to the contribution limitations and conflict of interest provisions of the Act.

A hard copy of the Campaign Finance Guide is available at:

The Office of Campaign Finance
Reeves Municipal Center
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 433
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: (202) 671-0550; (202) 671-0547

The Office of Campaign Finance also provides information kits that contain forms, specific requirements under the Act pertinent to the particular filer type, and sections of pertinent regulations.