This site is intended to provide information about various aspects of the campaign finance law and also serve as the online source for educational materials, such as instructional videos, guides and fact sheets for candidates and committees and our quarterly newsletter.
Our website is updated daily to make it easier to access information. We also provide analytical features, including data charting, graphs and downloadable data files, as well as step-by-step guides for the candidates and committees who file in the depository reporting system and the non-depository reporting system.
The website is also directly linked to the Electronic Filing System (EFS) which is home to Reporter 6, OCPF's online filing application and a searchable campaign finance database containing activity by candidates for: statewide office, Governor's Council, the Legislature, county and district office, mayor, city council and alderman in the 13 cities of the Commonwealth with populations of 75,000 or more (Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville and Worcester), and the mayors in the 33 cities with populations of less than 75,000 (Agawam, Amesbury, Attleborough, Beverly, Braintree, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fitchburg, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Leominster, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, Newburyport, North Adams, Northampton, Peabody, Pittsfield, Revere, Salem, Taunton, Waltham, West Springfield, Westfield, Weymouth and Woburn); as well as state and local political party committees, political action committees and ballot question committees.
OCPF Online is a major part of this office's primary goal of education and outreach. OCPF hosts weekly educational seminars in our Boston office every Wednesday at 2 PM and also conducts numerous seminars and workshops throughout the state each year for candidates, committees, public employees and officials and the public.
In addition to our seminars, our staff answers thousands of calls each year from those seeking help with reporting or with questions about the campaign finance law. All of these activities are geared toward ensuring understanding and compliance with the law and disclosure of campaign finance activity, which is the cornerstone of the law.
If you, your committee or group has a question or is interested in a seminar, please give us a call or send us an e-mail.
Thanks for visiting us!
Michael J. Sullivan