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Request Seminars or Training Sessions

OCPF regularly schedules seminars to assist new candidates and committees with understanding the requirements and restrictions of campaign finance law. OCPF also provides seminars to interested parties on a variety of campaign finance topics and schedules individual training sessions for candidates and committees.

Weekly Educational Seminars
Every Wednesday at 2:00 PM, OCPF hosts a 60 minute educational seminar on the campaign finance law for candidates, PACs, local party committees and ballot question committees. The staff will be available to answer your questions, instruct individuals on using the Reporter software, and offer guidance on issues of interest from getting your committee up and running to reporting requirements. You don't need to make an appointment. Please join us in our conference room in Room 411 on the fourth floor of the McCormack State Office Building in Boston. (Driving Directions).
Scheduled Educational Seminars
OCPF provides seminars on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:
  • Filing and disclosure requirements for all types of candidates, PACs and other committees;
  • General information for new candidates;
  • The application of the campaign finance law to political activity by public employees, including the restriction on employees' fundraising and on fundraising in government buildings;
  • Restrictions on the use of public resources to influence voters in ballot question elections on the local level, especially Proposition 2½ overrides; and
  • Electronic Filing.
OCPF also provides scheduled one-on-one training sessions, such as software training or informational meetings for new candidates. If you are interested in scheduling a seminar or training session, please contact OCPF by phone at (617) 979-8300 or e-mail us at ocpf@cpf.state.ma.us.