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.

Lobbying 

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.

05/28/2024

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…

04/30/2024

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…

03/01/2024

In an effort to better help filers find our training opportunities and resources, the Public Disclosure Commission has created a new Training and Resources page on its website at pdc.wa.gov.  

The page includes links to videos on the PDC’s YouTube channel, registration for…

Reporting System Outages 

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