Information For Candidates

Important Dates
Campaign Finance Information

Candidates for statewide, legislative and judicial offices, as well as political committees registered in Pennsylvania should file campaign finance reports by visiting www.dos.pa.gov. Campaign finance reports can now be filed and reviewed online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Reports filed by other local candidates or political committees can be viewed below or in the Erie County Office of Elections, 140 W. Sixth Street, Erie PA 16504

POSTMARKS are acceptable as proof of timely filing when the report is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than the day prior to the filing deadline.

Campaign Finance FAQs

Campaign Finance Law Booklet

Forms & Reports

Political Committee Registration Forms

https://eriecountypa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2-committee-form.pdf

https://eriecountypa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1-committee-form.pdf

Campaign Finance Forms

Campaign Finance Report – Over $250

You may file this statement in lieu of a full report when the amount of contributions (including in-kind contributions) received, the amount of money expended, and the liabilities incurred each did not exceed $250.00 during the reporting period.

Independent Expenditure Report

If you make an Independent Expenditure (an expenditure not in cooperation or consultation with any candidate or candidate’s political committee) to influence the outcome of the election of a candidate or ballot question, you must file this report if the expenditure exceeds $100 in a calendar year.

24-Hour Report

If a candidate or committee receives a contribution of $500.00 or more after the final pre-primary/pre-election reporting period through Election Day they must complete and submit a report within 24 hours. Late contributions should also be included in your post-election report. This form can be faxed or emailed as well as submitted in person. Fax: 814-451-7007 email voterreg@eriecountypa.gov.

Independent Expenditure Report 24-Hour Report

If you make an independent expenditure (an expenditure not in cooperation or consultation with any candidate or candidate’s political committee) to influence the outcome of the election of a candidate or ballot question in the amount of $500.00 or more after the final pre-primary/pre-election reporting period through Election Day you must complete and submit a report within 24 hours. This form can be faxed or emailed as well as submitted in person. Fax 814-451-7007 email voterreg@eriecountypa.gov.

Unsworn Declaration in lieu of Sworn Statement for Campaign Finance Reports

Unsworn Declaration for Campaign Finance Statements

Unsworn Declaration for Independent Expenditure Reports

Statement of Financial Interest

Pennsylvania Public Official and Employee Ethics Act (link to: https://www.ethics.pa.gov/Ethics-Act/Pages/default.aspx)

Statement of Financial Interest Form (link to: https://eriecountypa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Statement-of-Financial-Interest-Rev-1_22.pdf)