Guidelines & Restrictions 

Detailed information on topics such as allowable uses of campaign funds, last minute contributions, lobbying prohibitions and restrictions, and more.  

Browse and filter to find the rules governing candidates, committees, lobbyists, or another group, and to read the interpretations and declaratory orders that express the official view of the appointed Commission. To explore proposals for new rules, visit the Commission's rulemaking page

All Guidelines & Restrictions

Political Advertising 

Know the rules before advertising in support of or opposition to an election campaign. 

Campaign Contributions 

Learn contribution limits for candidates and committees, as well as any other restrictions on what can be accepted. 

Public Agencies & Campaigns

Read the Commission’s guidelines on the use of public facilities and resources in election campaigns. 


We publish all enforcement cases. Search enforcement cases and review case documents. Learn about the enforcement process and how to report a violation. 

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Recent Enforcement Cases

Case: 142556
Status: Assessment of Facts
Respondent: Hilary Franz (2)
  • Allegation: Violation of RCW 42.17A.335 for making a false claim in political advertising…
Case: 142488
Status: Assessment of Facts
Respondent: Burien/SeaTac Alliance & Alliance for Civic Involvement

Allegation: Violations by both committees of RCW 42.17A.235 and .240 for failure to accurately…

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PDC staff conduct random audits annually. Learn what we found.  

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