Secretary of State

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Welcome to the Home Page of the Michigan Electronic Reporting and Tracking System, otherwise known as MERTS. Please consider this site your "Web portal" for all things MERTS.

What is MERTS?

MERTS is a software application designed to allow state level committees that file with the Michigan Secretary of State - Bureau of Elections, to file required campaign finance statements electronically over the Internet or other removable medium. Original and amended campaign statements may be filed using this software.


Use the above link to stay up-to-date on the latest information available for the electronic filing of Michigan Campaign Finance Disclosure reports. Any questions can be directed to email at or phone at (517) 335-0170 (Disclosure Division).

Entering contributions and expenditures into the MERTS Candidate software is easier than ever before. See a video on using the new MERTS Candidate transaction interface.

What can I find here?

From this site, you can download the MERTS software, access documentation, signup for a training session, obtain materials, as well as contact the MERTS helpdesk. Prospective MERTS software vendors can also find information here about how their software can be made compatible with the MERTS file layout.

From this site, you can also access general information on Campaign Finance Disclosure materials.

Do you need help?

The MERTS FAQ, MERTS User Guide or an online training session may help, otherwise the MERTS Helpdesk is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST (closed on state holidays) to assist you with any problems or questions you may have. These hours are extended during filing periods. However, all campaign finance related questions must be directed to the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Contact the helpdesk at (517) 335-0170 (Disclosure Division), or e-mail to Please note this is a voicemail system, we will make every attempt to return your call as promptly as possible during normal business hours.

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