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2018 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

Please note: All candidates and committees for local office must file with the Bucks County Board of Elections, 55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

General Primary --- May 15, 2018
General Election --- November 6, 2018

Printable Version: Campaign Finance Reporting Dates

2017 Annual Report Deadline

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline **

2017 Annual Report

December 31, 2017

January 31, 2018

2018 General Primary Campaign Finance Report Deadlines

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline**

*Sixth (6th) Tuesday 

*Monday, March 26, 2018

*Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Second (2nd) Friday 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

24-Hour Reporting: Daily
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thirty (30) Day 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 General Election Campaign Finance 
Report Deadlines

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline**

*Sixth (6th) Tuesday 

September 17, 2018

September 25, 2018

Second (2nd) Friday 

October 22, 2018

October 26, 2018

24 -Hour Reporting: Daily
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thirty (30) Day 

November 26, 2018

December 6, 2018

2018 Annual Report Deadline

Type of Report

Complete As of

Filing Deadline

2018 Annual Report

December 31, 2018

January 31, 2019

**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.

*SIXTH TUESDAY PRE-PRIMARY / ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed only by candidates for statewide office , their authorized candidate committees, and any political committee or lobbyist that has made an expenditure to influence the election of a statewide candidate.

Political committees/lobbyists that have not made an expenditure to influence the election of a candidate for statewide office need not file the Sixth Tuesday Pre-Primary / Election report.

SECOND FRIDAY PRE and THIRTY DAY POST-PRIMARY / ELECTION REPORTS are required to be filed by all candidates appearing on the ballot and all political committee and lobbyists that have made expenditures to influence the election of such candidates.

ANNUAL REPORTS must be filed by all candidates, political committees and contributing lobbyists that have not filed a termination report.

PENALTIES - In accordance with the Campaign Finance Reporting Law, those who file required reports after the filing deadline are assessed a late filing fee of $20 per day for the first six days that a report is late, and $10 per day thereafter, up to a maximum penalty of $250.

SPECIAL ELECTION - In the event of any special election, candidates and committees should contact this bureau regarding reporting requirements and filing deadlines.

POLITICAL COMMITTEE TREASURERS - It is the treasurer's responsibility to file required committee reports. Keep this schedule available for reference prior to each reporting deadline. If you need a reporting form, you may print one from the Department of State's web site (www.dos.state.pa.us) or request one from the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation. You may also file your report online. From the state web site, link to Campaign Finance and then to Online Filing for more information. Please remember that all reports must include your filer identification number on the cover page.

QUESTIONS? If you have any questions about Pennsylvania's Campaign Finance Reporting Law or reporting requirements, please direct them to the Campaign Finance Division of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation at 717-787-5280 or contact the Bucks County Board of Elections at 215-348-6153 or elections@buckscounty.org.

NOTE: All dates are subject to change without notice in the event of passage of any amendatory legislation.

Bucks County Board of Elections 
55 E. Court St. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Board of Elections - 215-348-6154 

Some services are also available at the 
Government Services Centers (Register to vote, absentee ballot applications...):

Lower Bucks County 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3500

Upper Bucks County 
261 California Road
Quakertown PA 18951 
Phone: 215-529-7250