Campaign Finance Reporting Dates


Recent statutory changes have gone into effect that have caused the campaign finance reporting obligations to be revised.

Candidate committees and political action committees (PACs) have monetary thresholds that trigger committee status and subsequent report filings. While a candidate or PAC need not report any transactions before qualifying as a committee, once that threshold has been met, all previous transactions must be reported, A.R.S. §§ 16-907(I) and 16-927.

It is recommended that each committee review the updated campaign finance law in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16, Chapter 6 (A.R.S. §§ 16-901--16-938).


Campaign Finance Reporting Schedules

Campaign Finance law provides different filing deadlines for political action committees, political parties and candidate committees. See the schedules below for what reporting schedule(s) apply to you.
  1. Candidate Committee
  2. PAC and Political Party
Reports due four calendar quarters comprising the 12-month period preceding the general election for the office for which the candidate is seeking election, A.R.S. § 16-927(B).

2017 - 2018 Reporting Period  Report Due
 2017 4th Quarter
January 1 - December 31, 2017
 
January 1 - January 15, 2018
 2018 1st Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or January 1 - March 31, 2018

April 1 - April 15, 2018 
  2018 2nd Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or April 1 - June 30, 2018
  
July 1 - July 15, 2018
  2018 3rd Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or July 1 - September 30, 2018
 
October 1 - October 15, 2018 
  2018 4th Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or October 1 - December 31, 2018
  
January 1 - January 15, 2019