Ballot Question Committees

Campaign Statement Due Dates

State and Local Level Ballot Question 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)
  • Campaign Statements in April, July of every year, and October Quarterly Campaign Statements in odd years only
  • Pre-Election and Post-Election Campaign Statements for elections where the committee spends money to influence voters
  • 48 Hour/Late Contribution Reports (See Appendix G)
  • Petition Proposal Statements are due 35 days after filing a petition proposal under MCL 168.483a(Michigan Election Law) and close 28 days after filing (State Level Committees Only). This statement is not waived by the Reporting Waiver.

Will the committee support or oppose a ballot proposal appearing on a ballot during the calendar year?

State and Local Level Ballot Question Committees

2021 Schedule A:

Yes, the committee will support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2021

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2020February 1, 2021 (See exemptions below)
May 4, 2021 Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionApril 18April 23
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: April 19 - May 148 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionMay 24June 3
August 3, 2021 Primary Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionJuly 18July 23
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: July 19 - July 3148 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionAugust 23September 2
November 2, 2021 General Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionOctober 17October 22
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: October 18 - October 3048 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionNovember 22December 2

2021 Schedule B:

No, the committee will not support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2021

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2020February 1, 2021 (See exemptions below)
AprilApril 20April 26
JulyJuly 20July 26
OctoberOctober 20October 25

2022 Schedule A:

Yes, the committee will support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2022

File the following statements except for the election(s) that the
committee participates in during the calendar year. For election based
filings, determine the election date and follow the Pre/Post schedule below.

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2021January 31, 2022 (See exemptions below)
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberN/AN/A
May 3, 2022 Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionApril 17April 22
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: April 18 - April 3048 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionMay 23June 2
August 2, 2022 Primary Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionJuly 11July 22
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: July 18 - July 3048 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionAugust 22September 1
November 8, 2022 General Election
StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionOctober 23October 28
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: October 24 - November 548 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionNovember 28December 8

2022 Schedule B:

No, the committee will not support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2022

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2021January 31, 2022 (See exemptions below)
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberN/AN/A

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; or
  • A committee that files a Post-Election Campaign Statement during December.


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