2020 CEP Grant Applications

The first grant application deadline of the 2020 CEP season is May 20, 2020 and will continue through mid-October. To view the full grant application deadline calendar, please click here.

Due to COVID-19, our offices remain closed to the public at this time. A drop box has been set up to receive grant application packages and is located in the public entrance of our building at 20 Trinity Street, next to the security guard station located in the lobby after entering through the first door.

Other than the committee’s SEEC 30 financial disclosure filing, which is submitted by eCRIS, and the committee’s online contribution spreadsheet, if applicable, which is submitted directly to SEEC by the committee’s merchant account provider, the complete application package (CEP 10, CEP 15, documentation of ballot access, and all contributor certification forms and accompanying documentation) may be submitted through the drop box. The complete package must be dropped off by 5:00 pm of the applicable deadline date in order for the campaign’s application to be considered for approval at the Commission’s meeting occurring five business days after the deadline. Contribution certification documentation may be submitted on a memory stick or thumb drive or by paper. SEEC staff will be regularly monitoring the drop box daily and will contact campaign staff to acknowledge receipt. Committees are strongly encouraged to submit their application package well before the applicable deadline date, as early as Thursday of the week prior, to ensure the campaign has time to work with their elections officer to make sure everything is in by the 5:00 pm deadline.

Financial Disclosure Filings

The April quarterly filing was due April, 13, 2020. Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7M, the agency will suspend fees and penalties for candidates and candidate committees, traditional political committees, and party committees that are late in submitting up to 90 days past the prescribed deadline.

Please send all paperwork unable to be submitted through eCRIS through the U.S. Postal System. Paperwork may not currently be dropped off at our offices and may only be mailed through the U.S. Postal System and not any other carrier. We will check the mail as we are able. As a result, you may see paper filings posted on our website on a delayed basis. Filing by eCRIS is strongly encouraged where possible.

Docketed Matters

Similarly, time requirements for docketed matters including decision-making requirements, hearings, or other time limitations or deadlines, procedures, or legal processes pertaining to these matters are extended for 90 days.