2017 Campaign Finance Webinars

The Department of State’s Bureau of Elections will hold a series of instructional webinars on the disclosure obligations of Candidates, PACS and other committee types seeking guidance in complying with the Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act and use of the MERTS software available to State level filers. The scheduled webinars are listed below. Each webinar runs approximately 3 hours. MERTS Training information is also available online at www.mertsplus.com.

Committee Specific Training:

  • Compliance: The first portion of the webinar will cover compliance and include topics such as the organization and operation of a committee, campaign statement filing requirements, the proper handling of campaign funds and other related topics. These sessions are available to all state and local level committees. This segment will last approximately 90 minutes. A short break will be taken following the segment.
  • MERTS: The second portion of the webinar is for state level filers only and will cover general use of the MERTS software. This segment will last approximately 90 minutes and conclude the webinar.

All Committee Types:

  • SPECIAL SESSIONS: Two Special Sessions will be held to review the requirements for dissolution. Unsuccessful candidates and committees that no longer wish to participate are encouraged to dissolve the committee to avoid future filing requirements. These sessions are typically less than an hour.

We encourage you to attend the webinar most convenient for you. A reservation is required 2 or more days before the specific session. Webinar materials will be emailed to participants the day before the session.

Sign up for Webinar training

NOTE: A minimum of 5 committees must sign up for a webinar for the session to be held. If less than 5 committees sign up for a webinar, the webinar will be cancelled. In this event, committees will be sent an email announcing the cancelation and providing the webinar material for review.

2017 CFR Webinars

All webinars are scheduled on Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00am and end approximately at Noon.

Candidate Committees

February 15October 11

Independent/Political PAC Committees

April 12December 13

Political Party Committees

June 21

Ballot Question Committees

April 18 (Tuesday)August 16

SPECIAL SESSIONS: How do I dissolve my committee?

September 20– All Committee Types

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Michigan Department of State
Bureau of Elections
Post Office Box 20126
Lansing, Michigan 48901–0726
Phone: 517–373–2540
Email: Disclosure@Michigan.gov
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