The Board of Elections has the duty to notify candidates of finance
report filing deadlines, receive campaign finance reports and audit
campaign finance reports. The board maintains public record files
for campaign finance for six (6) years, after which time the records
are properly disposed.
How to File
Campaign Finance Reports
Campaign finance reports filed with the board of elections must be
filed in-person or by mail and must be received by the
date of the appropriate deadline. To download the Campaign
Finance forms published by the Ohio Secretary of State,
Campaign finance report information may be found by clicking on
the Campaign Finance Handbook Link, also shown below. You will
find more information available at the Ohio Secretary of State’s
Campaign Finance Handbook
Campaign Finance Deadlines
Campaign Finance Limits
Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Site
Click here to view the Judicial Candidate Information from the Ohio
will be available here soon. We are currently in the process
of updating our site for visitors to see the reports filed. If
you wish to view a report, please call 937-521-2120 to request a
Q: What are the Filing Deadlines?
Campaign Finance Deadlines
Q: What is a Candidate Committee?
A: A Candidate Committee is formed when a person seeking public
office receives or expends, or has agreed to let another receive or
expend, monies in regards to that candidacy. Personal monies and
candidacy monies are not to be co-mingled. A current Designation of
Treasurer form must be filed with the board.
Q: What is a Political Party Committee?
A: A political party is an organization whose candidates received
five-percent or more of the vote for governor and lieutenant
governor or nominees for presidential elector at last election. A
new political party may be created by petition process, but its
candidates must meet the five-percent requirement at the next
election for governor or president to retain political party status.
Q: What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
A: Two or more persons who receive or spend items or money in an
attempt to influence the outcome of an election. It does not include
candidates’ committees, legislative campaign funds or political
parties. Clubs, associations and parent/teacher organizations can be
political action committees if:
of the main reasons for the groups existence is related to
supporting or opposing candidates or ballot issues.
often engages in political activity.
were specifically raised for political activity. [R.C.
Q: What is a Political Contributing Entity (PCE)?
A: A corporation or labor organization that may lawfully make
contributions and expenditures. Currently, only labor organizations
may make contributions and expenditures in accordance with the
decision in UAW et al. Philomena, et al. (1998) Case No.
97AP-E-01-69 (10th district). Corporations may not currently be