Candidates & Committees

Learn how to register your candidacy or committee and report campaign financial activity, including contributions and expenses.

Personal Financial Affairs Disclosure

Report required personal financial data at the start of a campaign and annually if you’re elected or appointed to office. 

Incidental Committees

Learn if you qualify as an incidental committee and how to register and start reporting.


Learn how and when to report lobbying expenses and which activities must be reported. 

Independent Expenditures 

Learn when to report independent expenditures made in support of or opposition to a candidate or ballot measure as well as electioneering communications that identify a candidate. 

Forms & Reports Directory

Know what you’re looking for? View a list of all PDC reports, with links to online filing tools.

Reporting Tips

Check out the latest updates on reporting tools and resources — as well as timely reporting tips.


Today, the Public Disclosure Commission is launching a much-improved reporting system for last-minute contributions (LMCs).  

Rather than using a separate application, candidates and committees will now access the LMC reporting system by…


The Public Disclosure Commission is updating its public agency lobbying reporting to use the Secure Access Washington (SAW) single sign-on system.  

Starting today, all public agency lobbyist filers can begin to link their SAW account to the PDC’s L-5 reporting system. Users are strongly…


At its February meeting, the Commission voted to make inflationary adjustments to campaign finance reporting thresholds and contribution limits. The new, higher limits take effect April 1, 2023.

The change in the reporting thresholds and contribution limits reflect changes in economic…

Reporting System Outages 

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