eCRIS Frequently Asked Questions

State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) was given the responsibility for implementing an electronic campaign reporting system for candidates, political committees and party committees that are required to file with SEEC. eCRIS enables candidates, political committee and party committee chairs, and treasurers to electronically submit required committee registration information and campaign finance statements detailing the receipts and expenditures of the committee. One of our primary goals is to ensure compliance with campaign finance laws.

Filing is cost efficient, both to the user and the State. The cost of postage and paper copies is eliminated;

eCRIS utilizes state of the art technology and can handle the often heavy traffic over the Internet super highway;

Filers will obtain email receipts that their reports were filed timely, thus avoiding late filing penalties;

Amendments to previously filed registration or disclosure statements can be made quickly and efficiently;

Filers will receive filing reminders electronically;

Filers can upload campaign finance data into eCRIS from Excel and campaign management software applications;

Calculations required by law are system generated, including aggregates for contributions, and expenditures, thereby reducing time and costly mistakes;

Filers have ready access to technical support and help desk. The laws are more complex than ever before

Yes. In order to use SEEC Online Secure Applications, you must first sign up with us. It's a one-time process that only takes a few minutes.

Go to our website
Select eCRIS online filinig on the left menu
On the eCRIS home page choose "How to get started" and select "Sign up for eCRIS account"

Choose a User Name you can easily remember. The following requirements help ensure that your User Name is unique and secure. Your User Name must be 4 - 50 characters in length. Your User Name must be unique.Your User Name is not case sensitive.

NOTE: If you try to create an account with a User Name that does not meet these requirements or that is already taken, you will be prompted to try again.

Having a secure password is especially important in order to keep your information confidential. The following requirements and tips help ensure that your password is not compromised: Your Password must be 8 - 50 characters in length and MUST contain at least one special character (e.g. %, @, _, $, #). Your password is case sensitive. Please be aware of this fact when entering it during login.
Do not use common words as passwords.
Do not base your password on personal information that is publicly available.
Include a healthy mix of letters and numbers. Select a password that you can remember but is hard to guess for others.
Change your password periodically and whenever you suspect that it is not secret. Do not share your password with anyone - even with SEEC staff.
Always log out when you are finished using SEEC Online Secure Application site and close the browser window.

Enter a valid email address where you can be contacted. A confirmation of your account creation will be sent to the email address you provided during sign up.

Enter a phone number where you can be contacted during the business hours. Use (999) 999-9999 format to specify the phone number.

Select a Security question from the drop down list. Enter the answer to the security question in the Security Answer text box.

If you have already created an account and forgotten your User Name or have a new email address, contact SEEC IT Services professional at (860) 256-2930 (Monday - Friday except holidays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., EST).

In the event you forget your Password, complete the following steps:
Click on Forgot Your Password? link on the Log In screen.
Enter the answer to your Security Phrase / Question and click Submit.
Select a new password and re-enter it for verification. Click Submit.
You will then receive confirmation (both on-screen and via email) that your password has been successfully changed.
To proceed to the Application Home page, click Continue.


Help Desk: (860) 256-2985



Help Desk: (860) 256-2925


eCRIS HelpDesk

Help Desk: (860) 256-2930


Registered user of the system can create multiple logins (if he/she so desires) to manage and represent various roles. For example, a chairperson or a treasurer or a deputy treasurer or a committee designated data entry staff representing one committee in any one of these roles may also represent another committee in a same or another capacity. It is strongly recommended, however, that registered users maintain a single userid to represent various associations with the same or different committees. The system is being designed to handle both scenarios and allow flexibility to the registered user to make the appropriate choice. All registered users will have the ability to request a reset of the password in an event that they have forgotten it. This functionality is in addition to the registered users’ ability to change password once logged into the system. The system will keep track of the time and activity while a registered user is logged in. The system will initiate the process to terminate the registered users’ login session after 30 minutes of inactivity. The system will keep track of unsuccessful login attempts by the registered user.

The system will allow up to nine (9) attempts for a registered user to successfully login. After nine (9) unsuccessful attempts the system will inactivate/disable the User Name and notify the user via email to visit the link to reset the password and enable the User Name. The system will not use registered users’ email address as the User Name. The system will not allow the use of the same User Name twice. The system will allow the use of the same password across multiple User Names.