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).

2019 - 2020 Reporting Period  Report Due
 2019 4th Quarter
January 1 - December 31, 2019
 
January 1 - January 15, 2020
 2020 1st Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or January 1 - March 31, 2020

April 1 - April 15, 2020
 2020 2nd Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or April 1 - June 30, 2020
  
July 1 - July 15, 2020
  2020 3rd Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or July 1 - September 30, 2020
 
October 1 - October 15, 2020 
  2020 4th Quarter
(Start of Election Cycle) or October 1 - December 31, 2020
  
January 1 - January 15, 2021
If a reporting period ends on a weekend, effective April 15, 2018, the reporting deadline extends to next business day.
See A.R.S. §§ 1-243(A) and 1-303.