Some information presented in this publication has been modified by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA).  An updated version of this publication will be available once the Commission completes its BCRA rulemakings.  In the interim, please visit the FEC’s BCRA page for additional information.


Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens

Campaign Finance Information

The Federal campaign finance law requires most participants in the election process to submit reports on their financial activity. These reports are then put on the public record. Generally, an individual is not required to report. Political committees, however, must file detailed reports on the money they raise and spend. You, as a contributor, will be asked to provide information to the recipient committee for its reports.



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