If you're a candidate who wants to urge people to vote, your unpaid volunteers can help you with that. They can call or email people and urge them to vote or explain how to register to vote.

But when you spend your campaign contributions, you must use those funds to encourage people to… read more

With the legislative session just around the corner, you may find you need to create a new contract for a lobbyist employer.

Start with the File Online link at the bottom of the PDC homepage. Scroll down to find the Lobbyists and Lobbyist Employers links (L-1, L-2, and L-3). Click on the… read more

The Legislature recently passed Substitute Senate Bill 6152 dealing with foreign involvement and financing in campaign activities. The new law prohibits foreign national financing or involvement in campaign-related contribution or expenditure activity. The law also requires entities to certify… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission is soliciting comment on proposed permanent rules to implement a new state law regarding foreign involvement and financing in campaign activities.

Earlier this year, the Legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 6152 prohibiting foreign national financing… read more

After you've repaid any loans to the campaign, whatever's left is surplus campaign funds. There are seven ways that you may use that leftover money.

Some of those ways are:

Donate to a charity registered with the Secretary of State's office. Leave the surplus funds in the… read more

Updated Jan. 14, 2021

Dealing with COVID-19 these past few years means that we did a lot of things differently, including lobbying. You still might not invite the whole Legislature to a reception for a while. But what if you send the drinks and snacks to them? Or schedule a Zoom happy… read more

With ballot counts beginning to wind down this week, many candidates will be looking to close out their PDC reporting. Things to consider when wrapping up that campaign:

If you still have debts or loans, you may continue to fundraise until Dec. 31. Remember that contribution limits for… read more

Commission adopts focus areas to meet strategic plan

The Commission approved five major focus areas for the agency as it works toward the values outlined in the PDC's strategic plan.

Commission Chairman David Ammons said the five projects align with the PDC's mission of promoting… read more

Lobbyists planning to lobby in an upcoming legislative session can complete their registration beginning in October.

State law requires registered lobbyists to file a new registration statement every two years. The deadline is the second Monday in January of odd-numbered years. Failure… read more

Your election campaign or political committee may wish to have a fundraiser with other candidates or committees. That's OK. You just need to pay attention to a few details.

A candidate's campaign can't donate to another candidate or to a political committee. One exception: You can donate… read more