Financial affairs statements back online

After a temporary pause, the Commission voted to restore online access to Personal Financial Affairs (F-1) reports filed by elected and appointed officials. The reports went back online June 26.

Online access to F-1 reports was initially… read more

UPDATE 10/14: The PDC, in light of the continuing health crisis, continues to encourage campaigns to employ digital inspection of campaign books for the general-election inspection period that opens Oct. 24.

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission recognizes the challenges that… read more

Emergency rules govern foreign involvement in financing campaigns


The Commission adopted emergency rules to implement a new state law governing foreign involvement in financing campaigns in Washington state.

The law, Substitute Senate Bill 6152, was approved during the 2020… read more

Candidates and committees should know about a requirement that took effect June 11, 2020. It affects the receipt, reporting and handling of contributions as well as the reporting of certain expenditure activity.

What has happened?

The change stemmed from the Legislature's 2020 passage… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission has temporarily suspended online access to Financial Affairs Disclosure (F-1) reports until June 26.

After officials from Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech) and members of the Legislature raised concerns about whether the records could be a source of… read more

Monday May 11 kicks off the 2020 candidate filing week in Washington state. Candidates who have filed for office with their county elections office or the Secretary of State should also check with the PDC about possible additional reporting requirements.

If you're running for a state or… read more

Budget impacts expected

Commission members heard a preliminary discussion about what to expect regarding COVID-19 emergency impacts on state revenue and the agency's budget.

Chad Johnson, senior financial analyst with the state Department of Enterprise Services, said officials will… read more

If you haven't already done so, you must update to a new version of the Online Reporting of Campaign Activity (ORCA) software by April 28, 2020. The update is available through a download from the PDC website.

This update to version 1.207 is the latest step in a process that began last… read more

Campaign finance disclosure scored a major victory Thursday with the state Supreme Court's decision to uphold an $18 million penalty imposed against the Grocery Manufacturers Association for concealing the source of funds fueling its successful 2013 effort to defeat a citizen initiative to… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission welcomed the lawsuit filed against Facebook by the Attorney General's Office today as a demonstration of the continuing relevance of Washington's nearly 50-year-old campaign finance law.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson acting on an investigation and referral… read more