Supplemental Reporting


Candidates in Campaigns with any Participating Candidates

Every candidate committee in a primary or general election campaign in which there is at least one participating candidate must file weekly supplemental campaign finance statements with the Commission according to schedules available on the Commission’s website portal.ct.gov/seec.

If you are in a primary race with at least one participating candidate, you are required to file an initial supplemental statement on the second Thursday following the July 10th statement and a subsequent supplemental statement is due every Thursday until the date of the primary.

If you are in a general election race with at least one participating candidate, you are required to file an initial supplemental statement on the second Thursday following the October 10th statement and a subsequent supplemental statement is due every Thursday until the date of the general election. If you are participating and unopposed in the general election, you need only file the final supplemental statement.

For more information on the deadlines for these filings, please visit the Commission’s website at portal.ct.gov/seec.

Excess Expenditure Reporting within 24 to 48 Hours

Excess expenditures are expenditures made, or obligated to be made, by a participating candidate that in the aggregate exceed the applicable expenditure limit for a participating candidate. For the purposes of triggering a supplemental reporting requirement, a participating candidate’s applicable expenditure limit is the sum of the amount of required qualifying contributions plus the amount of the full grant for the applicable primary or general election period.
Nonparticipating candidates are not required to follow the Program’s expenditure limits; however, participating candidates are required to follow the Program’s expenditure limits. Accordingly, participating candidates should not make excess expenditures. A participating candidate and treasurer of a candidate committee which has received public funds are subject to various penalties if the committee receives excess funds or makes or incurs an obligation to make an excess expenditure.

If a participating candidate’s committee makes or incurs an expenditure exceeding the participating candidate’s applicable expenditure limit more than 20 days before a primary or election, the treasurer must file a declaration of excess expenditures within 48 hours of making or incurring the expenditure.

If a participating candidate committee makes or incurs an expenditure exceeding the participating candidate’s applicable expenditure limit 20 days or less before a primary or election, the treasurer must file a declaration of excess expenditures within 24 hours of making or incurring the expenditure.

Purpose of Overview Materials

The purpose of this overview is to provide general information about the various rules and requirements of the Program. This document however, is not a substitute for the law, which can be found on the Commission’s website, portal.ct.gov/seec. If you have specific questions you may contact the Commission’s Candidate Services Unit at 860 256-2985.

Useful Links

Rick Gebo - Elections Officer

Assigned Districts: Senate 1 -19; All Judge of Probate

public.finance@ct.gov
860-256-2985

Sheri-Lyn Lagueux - Elections Officer

Assigned Districts: Senate 20-36; House 76-151

public.finance@ct.gov
860-256-2985

Mark Severance - Elections Officer

Assigned Districts: House 1-75

public.finance@ct.gov
860-256-2985

CANDIDATE SERVICES

public.finance@ct.gov
Help Desk: (860) 256-2985


COMPLIANCE

seec.compliance@ct.gov
Help Desk: (860) 256-2925