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Introduction

Most Seattle political committees are required to file their disclosure reports electronically, as follows:

1) Candidate, Ballot Issue or Independent Expenditure Committees that expect to raise and spend $25,000 or more must file electronically with the City,
2) Continuing Political Committees that expect to raise and spend $25,000 or more in a calendar year must file electronically with the City,
3) Committees that are required to file electronically with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission must also file electronically with the City.

Campaigns will use software to create a formatted computer file containing all information that would appear on a paper C3 or C4 report. C1 reports are still filed on paper for all committees.

Campaigns that do not participate in the electronic filing program will continue to submit reports on paper no later than the filing deadline. Sometime after the postal service delivers these reports the SEEC staff will data enter and publish them on the web.

Citizens who do not have access to the web from their home would be able to access these reports from a web-equipped library. For most, this will save them a trip to the Commission office in the Municipal Building.

For more specific information on electronic filing please review the links in the left column of this page





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