C-1 Candidate Registration 

Candidates file this at the beginning of their campaign. They must register within two weeks of becoming a candidate. The registration includes the office sought, officers and contacts for the campaign and other details. 

C-1ic Incidental Committee Registration  

Some nonprofits that make campaign contributions or expenditures above certain thresholds are considered incidental committees. This document is their initial registration, and reports which candidates or political committees s are expected to receive the incidental committee's contributions, or the candidates or ballot measures that the incidental committee plans to support or oppose. Details are here. 

C-1pc Political Committee Registration  

A political committee can be established to support a ballot measure or candidates in a certain election cycle, or for more ongoing political activity. This report explains the purpose of the committee, committee officers and other details. A committee must file within two weeks or organizing or within two weeks of when it expects to receive contributions or spend money. (Special registration deadlines apply to committees formed within the last three weeks before an election.) 

C-3 Cash Receipts, Monetary Contributions  

This report is filed by candidates and political committees after every bank deposit. It includes a contributor’s name, address, occupation and employer, as well the amount given. 

C-4 Receipts and Expenditure Summary 

This report offers a snapshot of a  candidate’s or political committee’s finances at a point in time. It includes total receipts, total expenditures, cash on hand and debts. The C-4 is due on the 10th of the month to cover the preceding calendar month, 21 and 7 days prior to an election in which the campaign participates, and on the 10th of the month after the election. 

C-5 Out-of-State Political Committee Report  

This report  is  filed  by political committees registered at the federal level or in another state when their expenditures and contributions to influence Washington state elections exceed $50. Discloses contributions received from Washington state residents. 

C-6 Independent Spending and Electioneering Communications  

This report discloses  independent expenditures that support or oppose a candidate or ballot measure. Independent means that the person or group making the expenditure has not coordinated or consulted with the candidate or ballot measure committee. 

It is also used to report electioneering communications expenditure which clearly identify a candidate for state or local office within 60 days of an election. 

C-7 Special Political Expenditures    

This report is filed by  a business, union, association, organization or other entity that does not employ a registered lobbyist. Required when the entity’s previous year’s contributions to legislative or executive office candidates or committees formed to support or oppose statement ballot measures exceeds $20,000 or its independent expenditures for the same group exceed $1,000 for political advertising.  

C-8 Incidental Committee Payments and Political Expenditures  

This report is filed by an incidental committee to report its sources of cumulative payments of $15,000 or more (in either dollars or in-kind services) during the calendar year. Also  discloses cash or in-kind contributions to a candidate or political committee. 

F-1 Personal Financial Affairs Statement  

This report allows the public to assess whether state or local officials may have conflicts of interest. At the start of a campaign, candidates must disclose personal financial information. Others file the F-1 annually: elected officials, state board and commission members, state agency directors, and legislative and gubernatorial professional staff. 

L-1 Lobbyist Registration  

The registration includes a lobbyist’s name and their client, as well as payment arrangements, the subject of anticipated lobbying and other details. 

L-2 Lobbyist Monthly Expenditure Report  

A lobbyist must disclose their compensation and other lobbying expenditures, such as for entertainment of legislators, each month. 

L-3 Lobbyist Employer Annual Report 

This report includes details of the employer’s total lobbying expenditures made in a calendar year. 

L-3c Employer’s Monthly Contribution Report 

This report identifies recipients and amounts of campaign contributions that exceed $110 that are made by a lobbyist employer and not disclosed by the lobbyist. 

L-5 Public Agency Lobbying Report  

This report includes the names of employees who lobby on behalf of government agencies, along with expenditures, lobbying contractor payments and other details. 

L-6 Grass Roots Lobbying Report  

If a program is addressed to the public, and a substantial portion of it is intended to influence state legislation, the sponsor of the program must report contributions and spending that exceeds certain thresholds. 

L-7 Employment of Legislators and State Officials  

This report discloses if a lobbyist or lobbyist employer employs a member of the legislature, an employee of the legislature, a member of a state board or commission or a full-time state employee (if the employee remains partially employed by the state.) 

LMC Last Minute Contribution Report 

The LMC discloses contributions that total $1,500 or more that are given or received within seven days of a primary election and 21 days of a general election. 

T-1 Treasurer’s Annual Report  

This report is an annual report that discloses whether a public treasurer has invested funds under their control in an institution in which the treasurer has a partnership, ownership interest, directorship or holds an office.