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Post-General FEC Reports Due Thursday, Dec. 6

The deadline for filing your Post-General FEC Report is this Thursday, December 6. Remember that this deadline applies to all 2018 general election candidates, party committees, and PACs. The Federal Election Commission posted a Tips for Treasurers explaining: All PACs, party committees and 2018 general election candidates must file a Post-General Report (30G) by Thursday, December 6. […]

How Senate Committees Can E-File their Next FEC Reports

Update: On Friday, September 21, President Trump signed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019. The FEC immediately released a statement that U.S. Senate campaigns are now required to submit their filings with the Commission rather than the Secretary of the Senate. They are ready to accept electronic filings, […]

Crimson Feature of the Month: CrimsonFiler Quickbooks Merge

  If you use Quickbooks to manage the finances of your campaign or PAC, you can upload Excel files into CrimsonFiler to convert them. How to use the Quickbooks merge: 1. Before you begin, you will need to prepare two different Excel files – one listing vendor information and one for expenditures. Vendor File: include […]

Congress Approves Electronic Filing for Senate Campaigns

Update: On Friday, September 21, President Trump signed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019. The FEC immediately released a statement that U.S. Senate campaigns are now required to submit their filings with the Commission rather than the Secretary of the Senate. They are ready to accept electronic filings, and issued new […]

2018 FEC Reporting Deadlines

Since 2018 is an election year, most committees registered with the FEC must file reports either quarterly or monthly. Make sure you don’t forget one of these important deadlines! Download CMDI’s one-pager of FEC deadlines to help plan your year. The frequency of filing depends on your committee type. For example, National party committees are […]

2017 FEC Reporting Deadlines

While 2017 is not an election year for most, PACs, parties and candidate committees are still required to submit regular filings to the Federal Election Commission. Download one of these helpful one-pagers to remind you of the deadlines to submit reports throughout 2017: 2017 Monthly Filing Deadlines (PDF) 2017 Quarterly & Semi-annual Filing Deadlines (PDF) […]

FEC Standardizes Listings of Names in Reports

Have you noticed a difference in the way that names are appearing on FEC forms? If names appear differently, don’t be alarmed. This is a change that the Federal Election Commission recently made. On Monday, the FEC announced that they changed the naming convention to standardize how names appear on forms. On the website, the […]

Tips from CMDI’s Compliance Experts

Campaign finance regulations can be complicated, so CMDI's experienced compliance team shares their favorite tips and best practices.

First Quarter FEC Campaign Filing

March 31 is only days away and it is time to get all your ducks in order to hit your first FEC quarterly filing of the year. For all you new congressional campaigns (who are not using Crimson), here is a quick check list for what you need to pull together for your Q1 Federal […]

FEC Compliance Reporting Dates

The FEC has posted a typically governmental reporting schedule. Fundraising shouldn’t be harder than filing your FEC Report so I thought I’d try to make the schedule at least a bit more legible. Note that you can generate your own FEC filing reports directly out of Crimson. CMDI has filed more that 7,500 FEC compliance reports […]