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FEC Form 1

Article ID: 260
Last updated: 04 Oct, 2010

FEC Form 1 is used for reporting the formation of an organization or campaign.

Accounts

– Select the filing committee you would like to run the Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1) for. Additionally, you will need to select the bank accounts you wish to have reported to the Form 1.

Form Information – Type of Committee – Select the type of committee which accurately describes your organization. If you are unsure of which option to select, please consult your FEC analyst for that information. Type of Organization - Select the type of organization which accurately describes your organization. If you are unsure of which option to select, please consult your FEC analyst for that information. Party Code – If your organization is a political party, then you will select your party code from the drop down box. If your code is not on the list, or you are not a political party, then you should leave as "NOT SPECIFIED". Party Type – If your organization is a political party, then you will select your party type from the drop down box. If your code is not on the list, or you are not a political party, then you should leave as "NOT SPECIFIED". Address is different then previously reported – Check off this box if you are amending a previous report to update your address. Name is different then previously reported – Check off this box if you are amending a previous report to update your organization’s name. Leadership PAC – Check off this box if your organization is a Leadership PAC. If you are unsure whether or not your organization is a Leadership PAC, please consult your FEC analyst. Amend a Previous Report – Check this box if you are amending a previous report you have filed with the FEC. If you check this box, you will need to fill in the Amended Schedule ID field with the FEC report number of the original report it is amending. The format of this field must be FEC-XXXXXX (e.g. FEC-123456). Additionally, in the Amendment # field you will need to put the number which this amendment is in the sequence of all previous amendments. For instance, if this is the 2nd amendment to the original report filed with the FEC, you will put a 2 in this box. Change of Committee Email – Check off this box if you are amending a previous report to update your organization’s email address. Change of Committee URL - Check off this box if you are amending a previous report to update your organization’s URL (or web address). Lobbyist/Registrant PAC – Check off this box if your organization must identify itself as a registered lobbyist or lobbyist PAC.

Settings – Print Text to Report – If you need to attach a short text memo to your report, type that text directly into the box (do not copy and paste text from Microsoft Word, or other word processing applications except for Microsoft Notepad). Lastly, make sure to check off the box.

Form Actions – Previous – Click on ‘Previous’ to go to the previous tab of the report, for instance, going from Form Information to Accounts. Next – Click on ‘Next’ to go to the next tab of the report, for instance, going from Accounts to Form Information. Generate Report – Click on ‘Generate Report’ to generate a report with the options and parameters selected in the different tabs of this particular compliance report.

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Article ID: 260
Last updated: 04 Oct, 2010
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