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The San Francisco Ethics Commission voted to adopt amendments to the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code. The changes include electronic filing, filing of contribution disclosures no later than 14 days following the contribution, and updating filing forms. The changes provide […]

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The Hawaii Ethics Commission will launch a new electronic filing system for lobbying registrations and disclosures beginning in January 2019, allowing lobbyists and organizations to register online for the 2019-2020 legislative biennium. Lobbyists who plan to continue lobbying in 2019 […]

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The Connecticut Office of State Ethics will soon transition to a new lobbyist reporting system. The new system will be installed on March 8 starting at 7am. Users may experience some difficulty with the system during the installation process.

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The city of San Jose is transitioning to an electronic system for filing weekly lobbyist reports. To file weekly reports, a lobbyist must register to create an account on the Weekly Lobbyist Reporting Form portal at the city clerk’s website. […]

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The Tampa Ethics Office launched an online system for lobbyists to log meetings with city officials. The system replaces the paper lobbyist disclosure form. Just like in the past, a log entry must be submitted within three days of a […]

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The Chicago Board of Ethics recently submitted two amendments to City Council, potentially affecting lobbyist filing procedures. One amendment would require lobbyists to file all documents electronically in the Electronic Lobbyist Filing (ELF) system. The other amendment would establish enforcement […]

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In California, the Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with NetFile Inc. to create a new electronic filing system for campaign finance reporting. The new system is supposed to be more user friendly, which will increase transparency and […]

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On May 19, Secretary of State John Merrill launched a Vote for Alabama app, available to all iPhones and Androids. The app enables all Alabamians to register to vote and locate relevant election information. Voters now have the ability to […]

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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has announced the dates for its new candidate and committee online filing system. The e-filing system, referred to as Reporter 6, will be available to filers on April 13. The current filing […]

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August 27, 2014  •  

NC Gov. Signs Senate Bill 403

Gov. Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 403 into law. The bill requires treasurers of political committees with contributions, expenditures, or loans totaling more than $10,000 in an election cycle to electronically file campaign finance reports. North Carolina law already requires […]

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Secretary of State Jim Condos announced candidates, parties, and political action committees are now able to file financial reports online. Use of the online system is currently voluntary but becomes mandatory on January 1, 2015. Electronic filing is available here.

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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) released its package of legislative recommendations this week. All eight recommendations were unanimously approved by the commission with the hope Congress will implement the changes. Some of the changes proposed include requiring electronic filing of […]

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Senate Bill 6414, introduced this week by a group of Washington senators led by Senator Joe Fain, requires all reports to be filed electronically. The bill contains several other strictures, including requiring the Public Disclosure Commission to make all filings […]

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The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Finance Disclosure Board has proposed a requirement for all campaign finance reports to be filed electronically. Currently, the only reports required to be filed electronically are those of legislative and statewide campaigns. In order for […]

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