Ensure you’re compliant with state political disclosure  law, whether you’re a candidate, political committee, lobbyist, or an elected or appointed official. 

These guidelines are distilled from the requirements in RCW 42.17A and WAC 390. Care has been taken to ensure the guidelines are accurate and concise. Nevertheless, they do not take the place of local, state, or federal laws. 

Filter by audience for reporting guidelines and restrictions relevant to you or your interest area. Filter by interpretations or declaratory orders to see the Commission’s statements on how the law applies in certain situations.  
 

Title Type of Guideline Audience(s) Topic
Definition of "Open Press Conference" Commission Interpretation Elected Officials Public Agency Facilities
Determining When an Entity is the Functional Equivalent of a Public Agency Commission Interpretation Public Agencies Public Agency Facilities
Guidelines for Local Government Agencies in Election Campaigns Commission Interpretation Candidates, Public Agencies Public Agency Facilities
Guidelines for School Districts In Election Campaigns

Public disclosure law governing use of public facilities in school district campaigns

Commission Interpretation Candidates, Public Agencies Public Agency Facilities
Public Service Announcements by State Elected Officials and Municipal Officers Commission Interpretation Elected Officials Public Agency Facilities
Soliciting Government Employees General Candidates, Elected Officials Public Agency Facilities
Use of Robes and Courtrooms in Campaign Literature by District and Municipal Court Judges Commission Interpretation Elected Officials Public Agency Facilities
Wearing Political Pins, Buttons, Etc. Commission Interpretation Public Agencies, Elected Officials Public Agency Facilities