Lobbyists planning to lobby in 2021 and 2022 can complete their registration for the next biennium now.

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 to do so… 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

We're now in the 21 days before the general election.

During these 21 days, campaigns for candidates on the general election ballot may not accept more than $5,000 from any donor, even the candidate (An exception: the state committee of a major or minor political party may give more).… read more

Any expenditure that is not directly related to the candidate's election campaign is prohibited.

Candidate campaign contributions may not be used to defray non-reimbursed expenses related to public office, or for charitable donations, club memberships, newspaper subscriptions, constituent… read more

If you choose full reporting, then any money that you contribute to or spend on your campaign must be reported even if you accept no donations from anyone else.

There are several scenarios:

Your funds go into the campaign bank account and the campaign wants the option to pay you back… read more
PDC levies fine against Joshua Freed for violation of campaign loan rules

The Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously to fine former Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed $50,000 with half the penalty suspended for campaign violations related to personal loans to his unsuccessful 2020 campaign for… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission Thursday voted unanimously to fine former Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed $50,000 with half the penalty suspended for campaign violations related to personal loans to his unsuccessful 2020 campaign for governor.

Freed acknowledged in a stipulation negotiated… read more

Don't get caught having to re-enter all your ORCA data if your computer hard drive crashes or you lose your laptop. ORCA data that you enter is only stored on your machine. The PDC retains only the completed reports you file with ORCA, not the data you entered to create those reports. If you… read more

A new PDC tool helps the public visualize candidate campaign reports by mapping the sources of their campaign cash and showing how their financial support has changed over time.

You'll find the "Show me the money" application via a link on each candidate's campaign overview page. (The… read more

A political committee that wants to contribute to a candidate running for the Legislature or one of the state executive positions (governor, attorney general, state auditor, etc.) must be able to show that it has received contributions of $10 or more from at least 10 different Washington… read more