All filers registered with OCPF can file their periodic campaign finance reports and late contribution reports online using Reporter 6. File Online
CPF 22 ballot question spending reports are filed by individuals, for-profit business corporations, associations and organizations.
CPF 22A reports are filed by the treasurers of cities, towns, or other governmental units.
View a listing of the most recently filed reports, in descending order by filing date.Go
View independent expenditure reports filed by IE PACs. The reports are grouped by year and can be filtered by filer, candidate, or date.
View reports of electioneering communications filed by individuals, groups and associations. The reports are grouped by year and can be filtered
by filer, candidate or date.
View reports of independent expenditures filed by individuals, groups, associations, corporations, labor unions, political committees or
other entities. The reports are grouped by year and can be filtered by filer, candidate or date.
View the reports filed by candidates in special elections, grouped by seat.
View reports filed by legislative candidates, grouped by seat, from 2002 to the present.
View report filed by political action committees, grouped by year from 2002 to the present.
View ballot question committee reports, grouped by ballot question.
View reports filed by candidates with recount, legal defense or inaugural fund accounts.
Legislative race and ballot question spending charts.
Search all itemized contributions and expenditures for all registered filers.
Browse a listing of all candidates and committees registered with OCPF to view reports, report data or contact information.
View a listing of the campaign finance report filing schedules for all candidates and committees.
OCPF welcomes requests for advisory opinions or confidential requests for reviews via email. For more information, please
visit the Legal Questions section of our Legal Resources page.
Search all sections of Ch. 55, the campaign finance law, Ch. 55C, the public financing law, and OCPF''s regulations
(CMR 970), interpretive bulletins, memoranda, advisory opinions and guidance letters. Some older opinions may have been
superseded by subsequent changes in the campaign finance law or by OCPF's interpretation of the statute. Please
contact OCPF's Legal Department with any questions.
OCPF audits all campaign finance reports and reviews complaints alleging violations of the campaign finance law.
View the public records of the enforcement actions or rulings resulting from OCPF's audits and reviews.
Chapter 55 is the Massachusetts general law governing campaign finance.
OCPF provides an unofficial version of Chapter 55. The official version of the law is printed in the Official Edition of the General Laws of Massachusetts.
The campaign finance activity regulations promulgated by OCPF.
OCPF provides an unofficial version of these regulations. The official version is on file with the State Publications and Regulations Division of the Secretary of State's Office.
OCPF issues opinions concerning prospective activities in response to questions by candidates, committees and the public.
View a chronological index of all AOs issued by OCPF since 1982, with links to the full text of each opinion.
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Secretary, State Treasurer or State Auditor.Go
Seats in the State Senate and State House (General Court).Go
All municipal offices with reporting requirements to local election officials. For example, school committee candidates, selectmen, and city councilors in cities with populations of less than 65,000.Go
Mayor or City Councilor in Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester.Go
Committees that raise and spend money to support or oppose one or more statewide, legislative, district & county, mayoral or some city council candidates, based upon stated principles or interests. These PACs organize and file periodic reports with OCPF.Go
County Clerks of Court, Commissioners & Treasurers; Registers of Deeds & Probate; District Attorneys; Sheriffs and Suffolk County Clerks of Superior & Supreme Judicial Courts; Governor's Council.Go
Ward, Town or City Committees of a State Political Party.Go
A political action committee that only receives donations to make independent expenditures, and only makes independent expenditures.Go
For questions appearing on the ballot of the next state election.Go
For questions appearing on the ballot of a city or town election.Go
Legal defense, recount or inaugural funds.Go
The depository reporting system was established by Section 19 of M.G.L. Chapter 55, the Massachusetts campaign finance law.
Candidates and committees in this reporting system arrange for their financial institutions to file twice-monthly reports with OCPF listing their total monthly deposits and providing detailed information about the committee's expenditures. In addition, these candidates and committees file twice-monthly reports of contribution information, and, if applicable, detailed monthly reports for any reimbursement, subvendor or credit card payments made by the committee.
These candidates and committees are also responsible for filing year-end summary reports.
Non-depository candidates and committees are candidates for the state legislature or the Barnstable Assembly of Delegates, local party committees, ballot question committees and the mayoral candidates in cities with populations less than 75,000, which include:
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These candidates and committees file directly with OCPF. Legislative candidates file two reports in a non-election year: a mid-year report and a year-end report. In an election year, they file three reports: a pre-primary report, a pre-election report and a year-end report.
Local party committees file an annual year-end report, with two extra reports due in years in which they support or oppose candidates on the ballot: a pre-primary report and a pre-election report.
Ballot question committees file on a slightly different schedule before and after the election.
With the exception of the depository candidates noted above, municipal candidates and committees, including local ballot question committees, file locally based on the dates of their local elections. Those reports are available from local city or town clerks or election commissions.
Agawam, Amesbury, Attleboro, Beverly, Braintree, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Leominster, Malden, Marlboro, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Newburyport, North Adams, Northampton, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, West Springfield, Westfield, Weymouth and Woburn.