Campaign Finance

Reporting Financial Activities During the Campaign

Candidates are responsible for keeping careful records of all contributions received and any expenditures made in support of their run for office.Simply put, any financial activities directed toward influencing an election must be reported.This not only includes the candidate, but committees and private individuals as well.

Opening a Committee

Often a candidate will authorize a committee to accept contributions and make expenditures on his or her behalf.This committee must have a chair and a treasurer. Forms for opening a committee are available at the Election Board office or can be obtained from this website.

Reporting Contributions / Expenses

A campaign finance reporting schedule is mandated by law and due dates are specified as follows:
  • Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary / Election (Statewide Offices only)
  • Second Friday Pre-Primary / Election
  • Thirty Day Post Primary/Election
  • Annual Report

Campaign Finance Instructions

Campaign finance obligations can seem daunting for both new candidates and incumbent officials. Before filing, we highly recommend you review this handy FAQ (linked) via the Pennsylvania Department of State's Resource page.

If receipts and/or expenditures during a specific reporting period exceed $250, a report of these must be filed.If the amount is less than $250, a statement is filed in lieu of a report. Again, the report forms and statement forms are available in the Election Board office or can be obtained from this website.


US Postal Service Mail:

Election Board
Montgomery County Court House
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

UPS or FedEx Shipping or Hand Delivery:

Election Board
One Montgomery Plaza
Suite 602
425 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401