Webinars

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.

Sign up for Webinar Training

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.

Candidate Committees

20182019
January 10January 16
March 14April 10
May 9June 12
July 11November 13
September 12 

Independent/Political PAC Committees

20182019
February 21March 13
June 13September 11

Political Party Committees

20182019
April 11May 15
August 15 

Ballot Question Committees

20182019
January 24February 13
May 16August 14
October 10 

SPECIAL SESSIONS (All Committee Types)
How do I dissolve my committee?

20182019
December 12NA

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact us.


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