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 2014 ELECTION DATES             


Municipal Primary Election:           May 20, 2014

Municipal General Election:           November 4, 2014

 

2013 CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT FILING DATES

COMPLETE AS OF FILING DEADLINE
2013 Annual Report              Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Friday, January 31, 2014

 

2014 MUNCIPAL PRIMARY CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT DEADLINES

COMPLETE AS OF FILING DEADLINE
Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary Cycle 1 Monday, March 31, 2014 Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Second Friday Pre-Primary Cycle 2 Monday, May 5, 2014 Friday, May 9, 2014
24 Hour Reporting Daily Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (begins) (ends/includes) May 20, 2014
Thirty Day Post-Primary Cycle 3 Monday, June 9, 2014 Thursday, June 19, 2014

 

 

2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORT DEADLINES

COMPLETE AS OF FILING DEADLINE
Sixth Tuesday Pre-Election Cycle 4 Monday, September 15, 2014 Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Second Friday Pre-Election Cycle 5 Monday, October 20, 2014 Friday, October 24, 2014
24-Hour Reporting

Daily Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 (begins) (ends/includes) Nov. 4, 2014
Thirty Day Post-Eletion Cycle 6 Monday, November 24, 2014 Thursday, December 4, 2014

 

 

2014 ANNUAL REPORT DEADLINE

COMPLETE AS OF FILING DEADLINE
2014 Annual Report  Cycle 7 Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Monday, February 2, 2015

 

 

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..

 

 

SIXTH TUESDAY PRE-PRIMARY or PRE-ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed only by candidates for statewide 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 2014, statewide offices appearing on the ballot include the following:

 GOVERNOR
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

 

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

 

SECOND FRIDAY PRE- and THIRTY DAY POST-PRIMARY or ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed by all candidates appearing on the ballot, their authorized candidate committees, and all political committees and lobbyists that have made expenditures to influence the election of such candidates. In 2014, offices appearing on the ballot include:

 

 GOVERNOR
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
SENATOR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

 

ANNUAL REPORTS must be filed by all candidates, political committees and contributing lobbyists that have not filed a termination report.


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 per day for the first six days that a report is late, and $10 per day thereafter, up to a maximum penalty of $250.


SPECIAL ELECTION - In the event of any special election, candidates and committees should contact this bureau regarding reporting requirements and filing deadlines.

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.

QUESTIONS - 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. ra-stcampaignfinance@state.pa.us.

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