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Reporting Schedule

Gubernatorial Designated Political Committees

The 2014 Reporting Schedule for Gubernatorial election designated political committees is listed below. Please note that the beginning transaction date for all reports is the day after the ending transaction date of the prior report. If the committee is new, the beginning transaction date is the date the committee formed.

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Report Due Date Transaction Beginning Date Transaction Ending Date
2014 Annual Report 1/15/14 All Transactions from the day following the ending transaction period from the last report 1/8/14
Spring Report 1 4/15/14 1/9/14 4/8/14
Pre-Primary Report 1 5/27/14 1/9/14 2 5/20/14
Pre-Primary Report 2 6/13/14 5/21/14 6/8/14
Central Committee 3 7/15/14 1/9/14 7/8/14
Pre-General Report 1 8/26/14 6/9/14 8/19/14
Ballot Issue Report 10/10/14 1/9/14 10/5/14
Pre-General Report 2 10/24/14 8/20/14 4 10/19/14
Post-General Report 11/25/14 10/20/14 11/18/14
2015 Annual Report 1/21/15 11/19/14 1/14/15


1 This report is only required for new committees that were not required to file the 2014 Annual Report.
2 If the 2014 Annual report was not required for your committee, then the transaction beginning date for this report will be April 9, 2014.
3 This report is only required for candidates running for Central Committee.
4 Ballot Issue Committees will use October 6, 2014 as the transaction beginning date.

The State Board of Elections (SBE) sends a Pre Report Notice before each report is due. This notice is only sent if our system indicates that your entity owes the report. If you receive a Pre Report Notice that you feel is in error, please immediately contact this office for assistance. Fees will be assessed for campaign finance reports received late. The maximum late fee is $500 per report.

Delivery Requirements:

  • MD CRIS - Using any Internet browser, log in at www.campaignfinance.maryland.gov. You can file your campaign finance report up to 11:59pm on the filing deadline. An email will be sent to you verifying the submission of the report.

  • Mailed - If mailed, the report must either arrive at the State Board on or before the due date, or must be timely postmarked. Acceptable proof of timely mailing includes: (1) a United States Postal Service postmark or receipt; (2) a timely private meter postmark (provided the report was received by this office within 3 days of the due date); or (3) a timely receipt from a private carrier (provided the report was received by this office within 3 days of the due date).

  • In Person - The report may be delivered in person to the State Board. To be timely, delivery must be no later than the close of business on the due date.

Please note that the beginning transaction date for all campaign finance reports is the day after the ending transaction date of the prior report. If the committee is new, the beginning transaction date is the date the committee formed. A committee is only responsible for the election related reports in the election year which the committee has expressly designated its participation.  However, if a committee participates in an election year which it has not designated, the committee must notify the State Board of Elections and file all campaign finance reports for that election.  A committee is always required to file the Annual Report. 

The Affidavit of Limited Contributions and Expenditures may be filed instead of a required Campaign Finance Report if, since the establishment of the campaign finance entity or the last report filed, the campaign finance entity has not received or spent $1,000.00 or more.

Note: Election-related campaign finance reports are due only if the political committee has designated participation in that election or if a non-designated political committee participates in that election.   Every political committee must file the Annual Report.

Amendment Filing Dates

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Report

Amendment Due Date

Transaction Begin Date

Transaction Ending Date

2012 Annual Report

(originally due- 1/18/2012)

12/27/2012
depends on the designation of the political committee
1/11/2012

2010 Annual Report

(originally due- 1/20/2010)

7/15/2011
depends on the designation of the political committee
1/13/2010

2009 Annual Report

(originally due- 1/21/2009)

7/23/2010
depends on the designation of the political committee
1/14/2009

State Board of Elections (SBE) conducts an audit of every campaign finance reports filed to ensure compliance with the law.  If a political committee receives a deficiency notice(s), then the political committee must file an amendment by the due date for that campaign finance report.  In most cases, the corrective action requires filing an amended report .  Amendments must be filed electronically unless the political committee previously received a Waiver of Electronic Filing

Please remember that the political committee may receive deficiencies for multiple campaign finance reports at one time.  It is required to file a separate amendment for each campaign finance report with a deficiency.  Failure to file the required amendment will result in late fees being assessed at a rate of $10.00 a day.  The maximum late fee is $250 per report owed.

Delivery Requirements:

  • MD CRIS - Using any Internet browser, log in at www.campaignfinance.maryland.gov. You can file your campaign finance report up to 11:59pm on the filing deadline. An email will be sent to you verifying the submission of the report.

  • Mailed - If mailed, the report must either arrive at the State Board on or before the due date, or must be timely postmarked. Acceptable proof of timely mailing includes: (1) a United States Postal Service postmark or receipt; (2) a timely private meter postmark (provided the report was received by this office within 3 days of the due date); or (3) a timely receipt from a private carrier (provided the report was received by this office within 3 days of the due date).

  • In Person - The report may be delivered in person to the State Board. To be timely, delivery must be no later than the close of business on the due date.