Candidate Committees

Campaign Finance Filing Schedule

Candidate Committees registered with the Michigan Department of State’s Bureau of Elections (State Level) or are registered with a county clerk’s office (Local Level) are required to file:

  • Annual Campaign Statements (See exemptions below)
  • Pre-Election and Post-Election Campaign Statements for elections where the candidate: appears on the ballot; seeks nomination through a party convention or caucus; or seeks office through a write-in campaign
  • Campaign Statements due in July and October in years where the candidate does not seek election
  • 48 Hour/Late Contribution Reports (See Appendix G)

Will the candidate seek election during the calendar year?

  • Yes, the candidate will seek election in 2017; See 2017 Schedule A
  • No, the candidate will not seek election in 2017; See 2017 Schedule B
  • Yes, the candidate will seek election in 2018; See 2018 Schedule A
  • No, the candidate will not seek election in 2018; See 2018 Schedule B

CONVENTION CANDIDATES: Candidate seeking nomination at a party convention must file additional campaign statements. See Convention Dates for further information.

2017

Schedule A: Yes, the candidate will seek election in 2017

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2016January 31, 2017 (See exemptions below)

May 2, 2017 Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionApril 16April 21
Post-ElectionMay 22June 1
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: April 17 - April 2948 hours after receipt

August 8, 2017 Primary Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionJuly 23July 28
Post-ElectionAugust 28September 7
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: July 24 - August 548 hours after receipt

November 7, 2017 General Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionOctober 22October 27
Post-ElectionNovember 27December 7
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: October 23 - November 448 hours after receipt

Schedule B: No, the candidate will not seek election in 2017

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2016January 31, 2017 (See exemptions below)
July StatementJuly 20July 25
October StatementOctober 20October 25

2018

Schedule A: Yes, the candidate will seek election in 2018

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2017January 31, 2018(See exemptions below)

May 8, 2018 Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionApril 22April 27
Post-ElectionMay 28June 7
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: April 23 - May 548 hours after receipt

August 7, 2018 Primary Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionJuly 22July 27
Post-ElectionAugust 27September 6
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: July 23 - August 448 hours after receipt

November 6, 2018 General Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionOctober 21October 26
Post-ElectionNovember 26December 6
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: October 22 - November 348 hours after receipt

Schedule B: No, the candidate will not seek election in 2018

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2017January 31, 2018 (See exemptions below)
July StatementJuly 20July 25
October StatementOctober 20October 25

Annual Campaign Statement Exemptions: An Annual Campaign Statement is not required of:

  • A committee that qualifies for and maintains the $1,000.00 Reporting Waiver;
  • A committee filed at the local level with a county clerk’s office
  • A committee that files a Post-Election Campaign Statement during December;
  • A PAC registered on the state level (note the January Quarterly must be filed by state level PACs;
  • An incumbent Judge or Justice; or
  • An officeholder whose salary is less than $100.00 a month and whose committee has had no activity (receipts or expenditures) during the period covered by the Annual Campaign Statement.





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