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 February, 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

2018 Schedule A:

Yes, the committee will support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2018

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, 2017January 31, 2018 (See exemptions below)
FebruaryFebruary 10February 15
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberN/AN/A

May 8, 2018 Election

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

August 7, 2018 Primary Election

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

November 6, 2018 General Election

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

2018 Schedule B:

No, the committee will not support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2018

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2017January 31, 2018 (See exemptions below)
FebruaryFebruary 10February 15
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberN/AN/A

2019 Schedule A:

Yes, the will committee support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2019

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, 2018January 31, 2019 (See exemptions below)
FebruaryFebruary 10February 15
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberOctober 20October 25

May 7, 2019 Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionApril 21April 26
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: April 22 - May 448 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionMay 27June 6

August 6, 2019 Primary Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionJuly 21July 26
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: July 22 - August 348 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionAugust 26September 5

November 5, 2019 General Election

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
Pre-ElectionOctober 20October 25
48 Hour/Late Contribution ReportsPeriod from: October 21 - November 248 hours after receipt
Post-ElectionNovember 25December 5

2019 Schedule B:

No, the committee will not support or oppose a ballot proposal in 2019

StatementClose of BooksAll Statements Due by 5:00pm
AnnualDecember 31, 2018January 31, 2019 (See exemptions below)
FebruaryFebruary 10February 15
AprilApril 20April 25
JulyJuly 20July 25
OctoberOctober 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; or
  • A committee that files a Post-Election Campaign Statement during December.


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