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2 Candidate Registration An Online Presentation of the FEC Information Division

3 Objectives Identify the registration threshold for candidates and their campaign committeesIdentify the registration threshold for candidates and their campaign committees Provide step-by-step instructions for registering with the FECProvide step-by-step instructions for registering with the FEC

4 When & How to Register Raise or spend more than $5,000 on campaign: Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2)Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2)  Filed by candidate within 15 days Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1)Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1)  Filed by campaign committee within 10 days after Form 2

5 ► Identification Number ► Candidate’s Name and Address ► New or Amended ► Party Affiliation Statement of Candidacy x ► Office Sought ► State and District X To be assigned

6 Statement of Candidacy REQUIRED OPTIONAL

7 Setting Up the Committee ▼ Name of Committee Must include candidate’s name Must include candidate’s name Unauthorized committees cannot use candidate’s name Unauthorized committees cannot use candidate’s name ► Name of Committee

8 Setting Up the Committee

9 To be assigned X

10 X

11 Affiliated Authorized Committee ► Authorized Committee X

12 Setting Up the Committee ► Custodian of Records

13 ► Treasurer ► Assistant Treasurer Setting Up the Committee

14 ▼ Treasurer or Asst. Treasurer Deposits receiptsDeposits receipts Authorizes all expendituresAuthorizes all expenditures Monitors contributionsMonitors contributions Keeps all required recordsKeeps all required records Signs reportsSigns reports Files accurate reports on timeFiles accurate reports on time

15 Setting Up the Committee ► Banks or Other Depositories ▼ Banks or Other Depositories May invest campaign fundsMay invest campaign funds Must have at least one account upon which checks can be drawnMust have at least one account upon which checks can be drawn To open an account, obtain Tax ID number from IRS: TAX-FORMTo open an account, obtain Tax ID number from IRS: TAX-FORM

16 Where to File House Candidates file with the FECHouse Candidates file with the FEC Senate Candidates file with the Secretary of the SenateSenate Candidates file with the Secretary of the Senate Duplicate local filing only required in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Mariana IslandsDuplicate local filing only required in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Mariana Islands

17 ▼ Welcome packet: Registration Confirmation ► Welcome packet: Candidate Identification Number Candidate Identification Number Committee Identification Number Committee Identification Number Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees Reporting Schedule Reporting Schedule

18 FEC Resources ► Web Site - ► Toll-free Information Line: 800/ ► ► Educational Outreach Conferences ( ( Roundtable WorkshopsRoundtable Workshops State Outreach TripsState Outreach Trips ▼ Educational Outreach

19 A Production of the FEC Information Division


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