About Campaign Financing
- Search for Filed Campaign Documents
Campaign documents include qualifying documents, correspondence, audits and Florida Elections Commission activity on file with the Division of Elections.
- About Campaign Finance Reporting
By Florida law, campaigns and committees are required to disclose detailed financial records of campaign contributions and expenditures. This page explains Who must file reports; What must be disclosed; and what limits apply.
- Filing Campaign Reports
- About the Campaign Finance Database
Candidates and Committees file their financial reports with the FDOS, Division of Elections. This information is then entered into a database for the public: this page gives detailed information on the Database.
- Data from this database can be queried from 4 different areas:
- Contribution Records
Choose this option to query campaign contribution records.
- Expenditure Records
Choose this option to query campaign expenditure records.
- Other Distributions Records
Choose this option to query other campaign distribution records.
- Fund Transfers Records
Choose this option to query fund transfer records.
- Political Committees and Parties
Search this Database for information on Campaign Finance activity for Committees and Parties, also available in this database is addresses, chairman, treasurer, deputy treasurer and registered agent for each Committee or Party.
- About Campaign Finance Report Items
Information on this page explains the campaign finance report items and results columns on queries created from the contribution and the expenditure records.
- Reporting Date Calendars
- Public Campaign Finance
The Election Campaign Financing Act took effect on January 1, 1987 and provides for matching contributions received by candidates for governor and cabinet offices. As provided for in Chapter 106, Florida Statutes, distribution of funds to candidates accepting public campaign financing is administered by the Florida Department of State (FDOS), Division of Elections.
Data tables showing matching funds distributed to candidates in the 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006 Elections.
- Officeholder Statements of Solicitation List
This list includes names of certain officeholders who solicit or accept contributions from organizations exempt from taxation under s.527 or s.501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 106.0701, Florida Statutes, requires candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, cabinet offices, state legislature, and the current officeholder of such offices to submit a statement of solicitation for such organizations for or from whom they solicit or accept contributions. Statements of solicitation for candidates for the designated offices can be found online within the candidate’s campaign documents on the division’s webpage that lists the candidates.
Candidates and political organizations must file certain campaign reports throughout the election cycle. This page includes helpful information on the electronic filing of campaign reports.
This includes reporting calendars for political committees, candidates and state executive committees.