The Commission heard requests for modifications to filing requirements from seven officials or candidates who sought exemptions to providing certain information on their Personal Financial Affairs (F-1) statements.

Candidates and public officials report information about their personal… read more

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. We’re aware of a current problem with our ORCA software that prevents you from entering a contribution from a business. We’re working to correct this problem and anticipate that a fix will be released tomorrow, April 27, 2022.

If you need assistance… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission is proposing to raise the threshold for accelerated reporting of large, last-minute contributions.

The threshold would rise from $1,000 to $1,500 under the proposal. State law requires additional reporting of contributions of $1,000 or more given within… read more

Several new features are rolling out this month for users of ORCA (Online Reporting of Campaign Activity). Here are some of the highlights:

In Contributions You'll find a new web-based user interface for entering monetary, in-kind and anonymous contributions, as well as contribution… read more

The Commission completed a final round of hearings that grew out of increased enforcement efforts conducted by PDC staff in 2021.

Staff initiated a total of 836 group enforcement actions against candidates, public officials, lobbyists and their employers during the year – the greatest… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission today completed a final round of hearings aimed at annual enforcement of state law that requires regular reporting to the PDC by candidates, public officials, lobbyists and their employers.

Agency staff in 2021 initiated 836 group enforcement actions… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission is due to consider how to establish certain contribution limits in the wake of the 2021 redistricting.    State law establishes limits for political party and caucus committees' contributions to legislative candidates based on registered voter counts within each… read more

Commission Chair Fred Jarrett welcomed Seattle attorney Jocelyn Cooney to the Commission.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to be here with all of you and to learn from all of you,” Cooney said. “I’m looking forward to the work.”

A 2015 graduate of Seattle University School of… read more

If you received a reminder to file your Personal Financial Affairs Statement (F-1) and don't understand why, read on.

You might fall into one of the categories of filers who are often surprised to find out they owe another F-1 report:

An elected official who retired or resigned… read more

New amendments to disclosure rules for providers of political advertising take effect March 7, 2022.

The adopted amendments make several changes to WAC 390-18-050, including:

If an advertisement is not reasonably identifiable as a political ad at the time of purchase, the… read more