Who can see your viewing activity?
when can the last day of reporting be - i.e. March 10 for a March 20 report deadline?
It will be the 14th in May and October, the 15th all other months
Those reporting periods are located on the calendar pdfs and on our website
do we need to open 2 separate accounts for primary and general?
Legislative candidate no, with stipulations, all other candidates yes if you have a contested primary
If you have nothing to report, do you still need to file a blank c-5?
unless you are a 'B' box county candidate
The calendar on the website states the first reporting date is April 5th (contributions/expenses thru 3/31)?
Those are for 2021 or prior candidates who have open campaign accts
online donation question
will be hitting that topic here in a minute
candidate pays for paypal fee, so those get entered as an expense for that donation or a total batch fee?
what if they just say consultant and you don’t know them personally and do not know if it is IT or financial etc.
Ask, update when you can
what if you refund through PayPal and never get the funds in your bank account?
Does EVERYONE working on the campaign have to report the hours worked and a value for those hours as in kind contribution?
At the end odf the campaign what do you dowith a balance left in your account.
If you have a pass-the-hat type of fundraiser, how are you supposed to determine if someone has contributed over $50?
If we have to open a new account at the end of the primary, can you transfer the balance to the new account?
I'm sorry, I missed how you got here
Access CERS through the political practices website using the ACCESS CERS button
Make the SAVE button your best friend!
Do you need to keep records of how you value in-kind contributions?
yes, can be a simple as a notation, etc. in your files
you're welcome :)
So, any interest earned in bank account is reported in the Refunds tab? Its not mentioned so double checking.
When someone gives $10 in a fundraiser, then later gives $50, since the $10 was added as an aggregate, do we report $60 for the individual
What you are explaining is why I do not understand reporting a fundraiser as a mass contribution—seems easier to separate them out from the beginning. So confusing otherwise.
Teresa Vaughn -- Fergus High
are you going to go over contribution limit amounts?
what if that over payment is through online?
and you never have the refund through your bank acct
Jennifer- thanks for the question. Like any other contribution, the candidate would need to deposit the full contribution in their campaign account. Any overage would then be refunded to the contributor, reported as an expenditure
Do you report a purchase of a tank of gas for on the ground campaigning?
If you have a contested primary and get more than $400 from an individual, can you set aside the overage in a separate savings account instead of refunding?
Kathleen, the candidate could accept Primary and General contributions if participating in a contested Primary. Could not accept any Primary election contributions that exceed the relevant limit- those would have to be returned
If you repurpose items to make signs for example that you already own, do you need to disclose that/
you did. thanks
Still a little confused on the separate "accounts" for Primary vs General. Do you mean "file reports" as separate accounts, or physically close an account after the primary and open a new one. I understand tracking contributions separately.
Nancy- thanks for the question. BY accounts we mean separate bank/depository accounts are needed for primary and general activity. ALL activity that occurs during the reporting period (primary and general) needs to be reported on your C-5
So the actual funds would be separated, but all reported on a single C-5
Teresa Vaughn -- Fergus High
what exactly does an attribution have to say
Is the bank statement adequate for cost of checks ordered through the bank
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Seriously, CoPP you are fantastic in your help!
This was very helpful! Thanks
Very helpful session. I am now not afraid to make a mistake. Thanks so much.
Up till now we filed quarterly. Beginning March 15th, we must file monthly; is that correct? I think that’s what I’m understanding, but just want to be certain
Thank you! Yes. Really appreciate this session and the wonderful support staff at COPP.
Thank you for this session and for all of your help and understanding. You really have made this process seem less scary.
Is there an official start date for advertising for my campaign?