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Reporting Calendars

Lobbying Report Due Dates

2018 Non-Session Year
- Feb. 15, 2019 - Non-Session Year End Report - (Report must cover Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018) 

2019 Legislative Year
- Feb. 15, 2019: Mandatory L-5 report covering January
- March 15, 2019: L-5 report covering February that is required if you spent $5,000 or more in February
- April 15, 2019: L-5 report covering March that is required if you spent $5,000 or more in March
- End of session report: Mandatory L-5 report due 30 days after the session adjourns


- Dec. 15, 2018: Mandatory D-1 Business Disclosure Statement due

- C-8 Constituent Services Account Guide and C-8 Report Due Dates
    1- January 10, 2019
    2- April 10, 2019
    3- July 10, 2019
    4- October 10, 2019

- March 10, 2019: C-5 for Candidates with 2018 campaign accounts open

For candidates in state district elections:

2018 State District Candidates

For candidates in statewide elections:
- 2018 Statewide Candidates
- 2020 Statewide Candidates

2018 County Candidates, Committees, and Local Ballot Issues
For County candidates, committees, and ballot issues with a June Primary and November General.
- 2018 County Calendar

Off-Cycle Reporting

There is no reporting calendar for the off-election cycle. PACs and Parties are required to file a report 12 days before and 20 days after an election in which they participate by making an expenditure. If there is no city or school election activity then the only required report is due January 31st, 2018.

May 8th, 2018 Election
For candidates and committees in the May 8th Election:
- 2018 Calendar

2018 Committees

Please follow the calendar for the type of candidate/issue your committee has contributed to during the 2018 election cycle. If your committee has contributed to more than one type of candidate, you will follow the highest appropriate calendar. For example, if you give to a county candidate and a statewide candidate, you'll follow the statewide calendar.

Statewide Ballot Issue Committees
- 2018 Statewide Ballot Issue/Incidental Committees

Independent & Party Committees
- ...that give to Statewide Candidates
- ...that give to State District Candidates
- ...that give to County Candidates
- ...that DID NOT give to any Candidate

Incidental Committees
- ...that give to Statewide Candidates and Committees
- ...that give to State District Candidates
- ...that give to County Candidates and Committees
- ...that DID NOT give to any Candidate