2018 and 2019 Campaign Finance Webinars
The Department of Stateís 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 Michiganís 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.
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.
2018 and 2019 CFR Webinars
All webinars are scheduled on Wednesday mornings starting at 9:00am and end approximately at Noon.
|January 10||January 16|
|March 14||April 10|
|May 9||June 12|
|July 11||November 13|
Independent/Political PAC Committees
|February 21||March 13|
|June 13||September 11|
Political Party Committees
|April 11||May 15|
Ballot Question Committees
|January 24||February 13|
|May 16||August 14|
SPECIAL SESSIONS (All Committee Types)
How do I dissolve my committee?
If you have any questions, please contact us.