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Learning About Campaign Disclosure

Report Types
Education of candidates, committee officers, and the general public is a high priority within the Campaign Disclosure Division of the Board of Elections. Publications serve an important role in this education process for the general public.

Also available for download are numerous brochures which will provide helpful information and guidance.

Are You Required to File? is designed to help easily determine if there is a need for you, as a candidate or political committee, to file disclosure documents.

Campaign Disclosure Seminars
The following tutorials provide information on a number of Campaign Disclosure topics. They should be particularly helpful to new candidates or committees, but may also be valuable for those already familiar with filing disclosure reports.

Tutorial 1 – Forming a Political Committee and Filing a Statement of Organization (19 min)
Tutorial 2 – Filing Disclosure Reports Using the D-2 form (26 min)
Tutorial 3 – Special Reports – Schedule A-1 and Schedule B-1 (9 min)
Money and Elections
Another series of informative Board publications is the Money and Elections in Illinois series, which has been compiled biannually since 2000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must file campaign disclosure reports?
Any individual, trust, partnership, committee, association, corporation, or any other organization or group of persons which receives or spends more than $5,000 on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate or question of public policy, meets the definition of a political committee and must comply with all provisions of the Illinois Campaign Financing Act, including the filing of campaign disclosure reports.


Learning About Campaign Disclosure