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FEC to Use New Forms

March 2003

On January 30, 2003, the Federal Election Commission approved new and revised forms for use by candidates, PACs, parties and other filers with the Commission. These forms implement the various rulemakings undertaken by the Commission in regard to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA). The Commission also approved new and revised instructions for these forms.

The FEC Staff Director and General Counsel, in a memo to the Commission, indicated that the new forms would be printed and ready for distribution in time for the March 20 monthly reports and the April 15 quarterly reports. They also indicted that new software formats for FEC File, the Commission's free filing software, would be available by early March.

Some of the new forms and some of the changes made to old forms are noted below:

  • Revisions to FEC Form 1, Statement of Organization.

  • New FEC Form 9, 24-hour Notice of Disbursements/Obligations for Electioneering Communications.

  • Revisions to FEC Form 3X, Report of Receipts and Disbursements.

  • Revisions to Schedule E of FEC Form 3X, Itemized Independent Expenditures.

  • Revisions to FEC Form 5, Report of Independent Expenditures Made and Contributions Received.

  • New Candidate Form for the Millionaires' Amendment.

  • New Party Schedules for Levin Funds

For more information, contact D. Mark Renaud (202.719.7405) or Caleb P. Burns (202.719.7451)