Pursuant to statute, violations of campaign finance reporting and filing requirements can be fined and/or prosecuted, with penalties of up to a year in prison and/or $5,000. Candidates are advised to pay particular attention to the information contained in this section. If there are any questions contact the Elections Office or the PA Department of State.
2021 Campaign Finance Reporting Dates 2020 Annual ReportComplete as of December 31, 2020Filing DeadlineFebruary 1, 2021**
*6th Tuesday Pre-PrimaryComplete as of March 29, 2021Filing DeadlineApril 6, 2021**
2nd Friday Pre-PrimaryComplete as of May 3, 2021Filing Deadline May 7, 2021** 30 Day Post-PrimaryComplete as of June 7, 2021Filing Deadline June 17, 2021**
*6th Tuesday Pre-ElectionComplete as of September 13, 2021Filing Deadline September 21, 2021**
2nd Friday Pre-ElectionComplete as of October 18, 2021Filing Deadline October 22, 2021**
30 Day Post-ElectionComplete as of November 22, 2021Filing Deadline December 2, 2021**
2021 Annual ReportComplete as of December 31, 2021Filing Deadline January 31, 2022**
* These reports are only required if you are a candidate for statewide office, an authorized committee for a statewide candidate, or a committee contributing to a candidates for a statewide office.
** If you are sending your report via USPS, UPS, or FedEx your report must be postmarked at least one day prior to the filing deadline.
Fines for Late Filing:
$20 per day for the first six days report is late, $10 per day after that until the maximum fine of $250 is reached.