Webinars

2019 and 2020 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. 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: A Special Sessions will be held to review the requirements for dissolution in even numbered years. 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.

Instructions and Dates

All webinars run approximately 3 hours and are scheduled on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 AM to Noon.

We encourage you to attend the webinar most convenient for you; the scheduled webinars are listed below. A reservation is required 2 or more days before the specific 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.

Sign up for Webinar Training

INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS WEBINAR ON YOUR SCHEDULED DAY: Webinar materials will be emailed to participants one day before the session. Please see Bureau of Elections Webinar Instructions for information on joining the webinar on the day of your scheduled session. In addition, please see this document for information if you are having trouble accessing the webinar due to Pop-ups.

2019 CFR Webinar Dates

MonthCandidate CommitteesIndependent, Political, and IEC/Super PAC CommitteesPolitical Party CommitteesBallot Question CommitteesSpecial Session (All Committee Types)
JanuaryJanuary 16    
February   February 13 - Canceled 
March March 13   
AprilApril 10    
May  May 15  
JuneJune 12    
July     
August   August 14 - Canceled 
September September 11   
October     
NovemberNovember 13    
December     


2020 CFR Webinar Dates

MonthCandidate CommitteesIndependent, Political, and IEC/Super PAC CommitteesPolitical Party CommitteesBallot Question CommitteesSpecial Session (All Committee Types)
JanuaryJanuary 8  January 22 
February February 19   
MarchMarch 11    
April  April 8  
MayMay 6  May 13 
JuneJune 17June 10   
JulyJuly 8    
August  August 26  
SeptemberSeptember 9    
October   October 7 
November     
December    December 9


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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