Starting June 6, all campaign yard signs must include sponsor identification, or “paid for by” statements.

Previously, campaign yard signs 4 feet by 8 feet or smaller were not required to include sponsor ID. This year, the state Legislature removed that exemption by passing House Bill… read more

Public Disclosure Commission approves rules for deepfakes in political ads 

The Public Disclosure Commission approved new rules for synthetic media, commonly known as deepfakes, in political advertising at its May 23 regular meeting. The rules will be in effect starting in late June… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission held its regular meeting April 24 in Vancouver, the second time in the past year that the Commission has held a meeting outside of Olympia.  

The Commission has made outreach a priority, and is committed to meeting in communities outside the… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission on May 23 will consider emergency rulemaking regarding House Bill 2032, which passed in the 2024 legislative session and requires sponsor identification on yard signs 4 feet by 8 feet or smaller.  

Previously, campaign signs under that size were… read more

The PDC is seeking comments regarding proposed rules on  the use of synthetic media in electioneering communications, also known “deepfakes.” The proposed rules will be considered for adoption at a public hearing on May 23. If adopted by the Commission, the rules will be in effect in time… read more

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission is meeting in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 24, as part of its commitment to hear directly from voters and members of the regulated community alike about how to improve public understanding of money in politics.  

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The Public Disclosure Commission will officially welcome its newest commissioner, retired attorney Jim Oswald, at its regular meeting on April 24 in Vancouver.  

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Oswald to the Commission, effective April… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission’s regular meeting on Thursday, March 28 was the last for Commissioner Fred Jarrett, whose five-year term was up in December. State law allows commissioners to stay on the Commission until replacements are appointed.  

Commission members… read more

The Public Disclosure Commission met Thursday, March 14 for a strategic planning retreat, which happens about once every two years, to discuss the agency’s goals and priorities going forward. 

The PDC’s strategic plan includes four broad categories encompassing the PDC’s goals and… read more

Commission plans rulemaking work for next six months 

At its meeting Feb. 22, the Public Disclosure Commission discussed plans for possible rulemaking during the first half of 2024. The focus areas, as proposed by PDC staff and approved by the Commission, are:  

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