State-by-State Review: Does Your State Allow Campaign Finance Reports to be E-Filed?
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StateCan state representatives file online? Mandatory or optional e-filing?Can state senators file online?Mandatory or optional e-filing?Are these filings available online? If so, where?Regularity of filingSource/related statute
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AlabamaYesMandatory, but only for 2014 election-cycle and beyondYesMandatory, but only for 2014 election cycle and beyondhttp://www.sos.state.al.us/vb/inquiry/inquiry.aspx?area=Campaign%20FinanceMonthly, beginning 12 months before election of any kind http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/CodeOfAlabama/1975/17-5-8.htm
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AlaskaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://fcpa.alabamavotes.gov/PublicSite/Reports/Reports.aspx30 days before election, 7 days before election, and 105 days after municipal/special elections http://doa.alaska.gov/apoc/pdf/CandidateManual.pdf
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ArizonaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://www.elections.alaska.gov/ci_pg_cl.phpAnnually and along with nomination papershttp://www.azsos.gov/election/financial_disclosure/Financial_Disclosure_Statements_Handbook.pdf
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ArkansasYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://www.sos.arkansas.gov/filing_search/index.php/filing/search/newMonthly, quarterly,and 7 days before election, and a final report after the election for all contributions/expenditures over $500http://www.arkansas.gov/sbec/pdfs/2012_Running_for_Public_Office.pdf
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CaliforniaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://www.sos.ca.gov/prd/city-and-county-electronic-filings.htm10 days of receiving 5000 outside the 90 day election cycle; 24 hours after receiving 1000 during the 90 day election cycle http://www.sos.ca.gov/prd/electronic-filing-info/faqs-campaign.htm
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ColoradoYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://tracer.sos.colorado.gov/PublicSite/Search.aspxMonthlyhttp://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/info_center/laws/Title1Article45.html# http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/Rule.do?deptID=20&deptName=1505%20State&agencyID=104&agencyName=1505%20Secretary%20of%20State&ccrDocID=2776&ccrDocName=8%20CCR%201505-6%20RULES%20CONCERNING%20CAMPAIGN%20AND%20POLITICAL%20FINANCE&subDocID=59720&subDocName=Rule%2019.%20%20Electronic%20Filing&version=41
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ConnecticutYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://seec.ct.gov/eCris/DocumentSearch/DocumentSearchHome.aspx?seecNav=|Once every three months, and 7 days before primary, 30 days after primary, and 7 days before election http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/pdfs/seecform30instructionsfinal012012.pdf
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DelawareYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://cfis.elections.delaware.gov/cfisquery/controller?JSPName=SEQUENCE31 December before/after election, 30 days before election, 8 days before election http://elections.delaware.gov/information/campaignfinance/cf_forms.shtml
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FloridaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://doe.dos.state.fl.us/PublicRecordsBER/wfPublicImagesBER.aspx"10th day following the end of each calendar quarter from the time the campaign treasurer is appointed. Following the last day of qualifying, reports must be filed on the 32nd, 18th and 4th days immediately preceding the primary election and on the 46th, 32nd, 18th and 4th days immediately preceding the general election."http://election.dos.state.fl.us/candidate/filing-campaign-reports.shtml
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GeorgiaYesMandatory for those having raised $5,000; those having raised/spent less than $5,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for those who raise more than $5,000; those having raised/spent less than $5,000 may file on paperhttp://media.ethics.ga.gov/Search/Campaign/Campaign_ByName.aspxThe end of March, June, and September of the Election year; October 25th, and December 31st of the election year http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/CampaignFinance-Act2011FINAL.pdf http://media.ethics.ga.gov/schedules/ReportFilingScheduleCampaign.aspx
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HawaiiYesMandatoryYesMandatory http://la2.sdrdc.com/hi96/July 31 of the year, 10 days before primary, special, or general election. Preliminary reports are also included ten days before the report is filed, with a report for the general election 30 days before the election instead of 10.http://ags.hawaii.gov/campaign/files/2013/01/HRS.pdf
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IdahoNoN/ANoN/Ahttp://www.sos.idaho.gov/eid/index.htmAnnual, with a 7-day pre-primary,48 hour notice, 30-day post primary, October 10 Pre-general, 7 day pre-general, 48 hour notice pre-general, and 30 days after general http://www.sos.idaho.gov/elect/rptdate.htm
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IllinoisYesMandatory for committees that receive or have a balance of more than $10,000; under $3,000 no requirement to fileYesRequired for committees that receive or have a balance of more than $10,000; under $3,000 no requirement to filehttp://www.elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByCandidates.aspxMonthly, or quarterly depdning on the election http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/2013ElectionCalendar.pdf http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/CampaignDisclosure/PDF/Rules2011.pdf
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IndianaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://campaignfinance.in.gov/PublicSite/Reporting/DataDownload.aspxAnnually, and on election years, additional pre-primary, primary supplemental, pre-general, and general election supplemental http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/files/2012_Campaign_Finance_Manual_11-1-11_version.pdf
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IowaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttps://webapp.iecdb.iowa.gov/publicview/Intro.aspxAnnual, and on election year they require a May 19, July 19, October 19, and January 19 filing (after election) http://www.state.ia.us/government/iecdb/legal/chapter68a.htm
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KansasYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://www.kansas.gov/ethics/Campaign_Finance/View_Submitted_Forms_&_Reports.htmlJanuary 10 filing the year of election, July 28 filing, October 27 filing, and January 10 filing http://www.kansas.gov/ethics/Campaign_Finance/View_Submitted_Forms_&_Reports.html
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KentuckyYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://www.kref.state.ky.us/krefsearch/January 31 filing the year of election (or as designated by the Kentucky Registry), a 32-pre primary election report, a 15-day pre-primary report, a 30-day post-primary report, a 60-day post-primary report http://kref.ky.gov/candidate/
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LouisianaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://ethics.la.gov/PFDisclosure/DisclosureSearch.aspxAnnually, with a report 30 days prior to Primary election, 10 days prior to primary election, 10 days after primary, 10 days before general election, 10 days after general election, and 40 days after general election http://ethics.la.gov/Pub/Laws/cfdasum.pdf
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MaineYesMandatory for candidates/committees that receive/spend more than $1,500 for the year; candidates that receive/spend less than $1,500 are exempt from filingYesMandatory for candidates/committees that receive more than $1,500 for the year; candidates that receive/spend less than $1,500 are exempt from filinghttp://www.mainecampaignfinance.com/public/home.aspQuarterly and 11 days prior to election and 42 days after election http://www.state.me.us/ethics/pdf/SubchapIIandVCh13CFRs2012.pdf
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MarylandYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttps://campaignfinancemd.us/Annual reports along with 2 pre-primary reports, two pre-general reports, and one post-general report http://www.elections.state.md.us/campaign_finance/reporting_schedule.html http://www.elections.state.md.us/electronic_filing/index.html
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MassachusettsYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://ocpf.cloudapp.net/Semi-annual reports, with one report two days after the primary and another one month before the election http://ocpf.cloudapp.net/Filers/FilingSchedules http://ocpf.cloudapp.net/
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MichiganYesMandatory for those who raise or spend $20,000 or more; those raising/spending less than $20,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for those who raise or spend $20,000 or more; those raising/spending less than $20,000 may file on paperhttp://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8723_8751---,00.htmlAnnual reports, along with a pre-primary report two weeks before the primary and post-priarmy report three weeks after the primary; pre-general election report two weeks before election and three weeks after election http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/2013CFR_Dates_to_Remember0812_407235_7.pdf?20130708122138 http://www.state.me.us/ethics/pdf/SubchapIIandVCh13CFRs2012.pdf
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MinnesotaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://www.cfbreport.state.mn.us/rptViewer/viewRptsPCF.phpAnnualy, along with two weeks before the primary and 10 days before the electionhttp://www.cfboard.state.mn.us/cand_report.htm
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MississippiNo, it appears faxing is the only way to submit "electronically"NoNoNoDid not find any databaseAnnual and Periodic Reports on election years, along with a pre-election report around a month before the election, a pre-runoff report around 3-4 weeks before election,another pre-election report one week before the election.http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/2013/CF/2013%20Campaign%20Finance%20Reporting%20Schedule.pdf http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/2013/CF/2013%20Campaign%20Finance%20Guide.pdf
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MissouriYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://www.mec.mo.gov/EthicsWeb/CampaignFinance/CF12_ContrExpend.aspxQuarterly, with a 40-day before report, 8-day before report, 30 day after report, and a reporting requirement of 48 hours after contributions of 5000 dollars or more. There are also "late" contribution reports of donations made between the election and 11 days before the election, which must be reported within 24 hours of receipt.http://www.mec.mo.gov/WebDocs/PDF/Misc/EthicsGuide2013.pdf http://www.mec.mo.gov/WebDocs/PDF/CampaignFinance/2013_Campaign_Finance_Reporting_Calendar.pdf
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MontanaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttps://app.mt.gov/ccrs/index/index.htmlPre-primary, post-primary, pre-general, post general, 48-hour notice for contributions greater than 100 dollarshttp://politicalpractices.mt.gov/content/5campaignfinance/2013CityCandidatesCalendar
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NebraskaN/A (Unicameral Legislature)N/A (Unicameral Legislature)YesOptionalhttp://nadc.nol.org/ccdb/search.cgiPre-election statement 30 days before election, second pre-election statement 10 days before election, post-election statement 40 days after primary and 70 days after general election, http://nadc.nol.org/pdf/political-accountability-disclosure-act.pdf
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NevadaYesMandatory for candidates who receive more than $10,000 in a year before the year of an election; those spending/raising less than $10,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for candidates who receive more than $10,000 in a year before the year of an election; those spending/raising less than $10,000 may file on paperhttp://nvsos.gov/SOSCandidateServices/AnonymousAccess/CEFDSearch/Candidate.aspx Annual reports along with four other reports during the year.http://nvsos.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2222
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New HampshireYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://sos.nh.gov/ReceiptExpend.aspxFiling three weeks before, one week before, and one week after primary election; filing three weeks before, one week before, and one week after general electionhttp://sos.nh.gov/CampFin.aspx
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New JerseyYesMandatory for those who raise/spend $100,000 or more; those who raise/spend less than $100,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for those who raise/spend $100,000 or more; those who raise/spend less than $100,000 may file on paperhttp://www.elec.state.nj.us/ELECReport/StandardSearch.aspxFiling 29 days before election, 11 days before election, 20 days after election, with 48-hour notices beginning two weeks before electionhttp://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/forms/compliance/man_cf.pdf http://www.elec.state.nj.us/forcandidates/datescurrent.htm http://www.elec.state.nj.us/pdffiles/regulations/regulations.pdf
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New MexicoYesOptionalYesOptionalhttps://cfis.state.nm.us/media/ReportCandidates.aspxBiannuallyhttp://www.sos.state.nm.us/uploads/FileLinks/ca39fa62c82b4aa18c995f8740bcce9e/2009CampaignPractices.pdf
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New YorkYesMandatory for candidates raising/spending more than $1,000 dollars; those who raise/spend less than $1,000 may file an "In-lieu-of" statementYesMandatory for candidates raising/spending more than $1,000; those who raise/spend less than $1,000 may file an "In-lieu-of" statementhttp://www.elections.ny.gov/contribandexpend.htmlBiannual periodic filiing along with 32-day pre-primary, 11-day pre-primary, 10-day post-primary, 32-day pre-general, 11, day pre-general, 27-day post-generalhttp://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/download/finance/hndbk2013.pdf
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North CarolinaYesMandatory for candidates raising/spending more than $5,000; those who raise/spend less than $5,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for candidates raising/spending more than $5,000 dollars; those who raise less than $5,000 dollars may file on paperhttp://www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=22Semi-annual reportsState Campaign Finance Manual
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North DakotaNoN/ANoN/Ahttp://www.nd.gov/sos/campfinance/dis-report.htmlPre-Primary, Pre-General, and Year-end reports http://www.nd.gov/sos/forms/pdf/campaign-finance-2011-2013.pdf
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OhioYesMandatory, but House candidates may choose to have a waiver if they have received/spent less than $35,000YesMandatory, but Senate candidates can choose to petition for a waiver if they spent less than $100,000http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/cfonline/f?p=119:1:0:::::Annual, Pre-primary(two weeks before primary), Post-primary(five weeks after primary), semiannual, pre-general (two weeks before general), post-general reports (five weeks after general) http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/CampaignFinance/cfGuide/Resources/2013calendar.aspx http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/candidates/CFGuide/chapters/Chapter3.pdf
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OklahomaYesMandatory if contributions/expenditures have exceeded $10,000; those who raise less than $10,000 may file on paperYesMandatory if contributions/expenditures have exceeded $10,000; those who raise less than $10,000 may file on paperhttp://www.ok.gov/ethics/public/index.phpQuarterly, with a few additional reportshttp://www.ok.gov/oec/documents/DATES12-13.stcd.pdf http://www.ok.gov/oec/documents/MAN12-13.cfd.pdf
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OregonYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttps://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/CFSearchPage.do https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/gotoPublicTransactionSearch.do30th day after transaction if before August 25th of the November election year, October 2nd if between August 25th and September 24th, 7 days if before September 25th to Novemeber 6thhttp://oregonvotes.org/doc/publications/CampaignFinance.pdf
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PennsylvaniaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttps://www.campaignfinanceonline.state.pa.us/pages/CFReportSearch.aspxAnnual, with Two pre-primary reports (one six weeks before election and the other two weeks before election), 24 hour reporting two weeks before primary, 30 day post-primary, two pre-election reports (one six weeks before election and the other two weeks before election), 24 hour reporting two weeks before primary, 30 day post-primary, 30 day post-primaryhttp://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/report_filing_deadlines/12734 http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/reporting_law/17466
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Rhode IslandYesMandatory for those who raise/spend more than $10,000 or have a balance of $25,000 or more; those who do not raise/spend more than $10,000 dollars may file on paperYesMandatory for those who raise/spend more than $10,000 or have a balance of $25,000 or more; those who do not raise/spend more than $10,000 may file on paperhttp://www.elections.state.ri.us/finance/publicinfo/Quarterly, with a 28 day before primary, 7 day before primary, 28 day before election, 7 day before election, and 28 day after election reporthttp://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE17/17-25/INDEX.HTM
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South CarolinaYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/Index.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1Quarterlyhttp://ethics.sc.gov/Campaigns/Pages/index.aspx http://ethics.sc.gov/Campaigns/Pages/CampaignPracticesLawandPenalties.aspx
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South DakotaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttps://sdsos.gov/CampaignFinance/CFSearch.aspx http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=12-27Yearlyhttps://sdsos.gov/CampaignFinance/Default.aspx
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TennesseeYesMandatory for candidates who have raised/spent more than $1,000; those who spend/raise less than $1,000 may file an "In-Kind" statementYesMandatory for candidates who have raised/spent more than $1,000; those who raise/spend less than $1,000 file an "In-kind" statementhttp://www.state.tn.us/tref/cand/cand_finance.htmQuarterly, with reports one week before primary and one week before generalhttp://www.state.tn.us/tref/TREF%20Law%2020110930.pdf
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TexasYesMandatory except for those who are unable to use computers to file and do not raise/spend more than $20,000 a year; those who are unable use computers to file and who do not raise/spend more than $20,000 a year may claim an exemption from electronic filing YesMandatory except for those who are uanble to computers to file and do not raise/spend more than $20,000 a year; those who are unable to use computers to file and do not raise/spend more than $20,000 a year may claim an exemption from electronic filinghttp://www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/search.htmSemiannual and Annual Reports (Three reports)http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/schedule/s13state.pdf http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/elf_filing_info.htm
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UtahYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttp://disclosures.utah.gov/Search/PublicSearchAnnual, with all received contributions within 30 days of receiving contribution, 7 days before convention, 7 days before primary, August 31st of even numbered years, 7 days before general election, and final (with dissolution of campaign)http://elections.utah.gov/campaign-finance/disclosure-requirements
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VermontNoN/ANoN/Ahttp://vermont-elections.org/elections1/campaign_finance_2013_filingsALL.htmlAnnually, with a report due one month following July the year of an election until December 31sthttp://vermont-elections.org/elections1/campaign_finance.html
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VirginiaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://cfreports.sbe.virginia.gov/Twice Yearly in non-election years, 8 reports in election year 2013http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-945 http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-953.5
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WashingtonYesMandatory, if they spent or expect to spend over $5,000; those who do not spend $5,000 may file on paperYesMandatory, if they spent or expect to spend over $5,000; those who do not spend and do not expect to spend over $5,000 may file on paperhttp://www.pdc.wa.gov/MvcQuerySystemIt is complicated and robust. There appear to be both weekly and monthly filings for candidates that spend over $5,000. If candidates receive contributions over $1,000 within 7 days of a primary or 21 days of a general there is a 48 hour requirementhttp://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=42.17A
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West VirginiaYesOptionalYesOptionalhttp://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/candidate-search/Yearly in non-election years, In election years there are three filings per primary or general election, a "First", "Pre", and "Post" reporthttp://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/administrators/Documents/Guides/WV%20Election%20Laws%202011.pdf
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WisconsinYesMandatory for those who raises more than $20,000 per election cycle; those who raise less than $20,000 may file on paperYesMandatory for those who raises more than $20,000 per election cycle; those who raise less than $20,000 may file on paperhttp://cfis.wi.gov/#Twice a year in non-election years (January 31 and July 20), In election years there are 8 day pre-primary and pre-election reports with an additional 24 hour reporting requirement for contributions over $500 within 15 days of the primary or electionhttp://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/11.pdf
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WyomingYesMandatoryYesMandatoryhttps://www.wycampaignfinance.gov/WYCFWebApplication/GSF_Authentication/Default.aspxup to 6 filings in an election year, 2 primary filings + 2 general election filings + 1 election cycle report + 1 general report, one filing in non election yearshttp://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title22/T22CH25.htm
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