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REMINDER: All campaign finance forms changed July 1, 2017 due to statute changes from the 2017 Legislative Session. All committees, that file with our office, are REQUIRED BY LAW to use our forms. As of July 1, 2017 we will no longer accept or file ANY campaign finance reports or statements that are not on our prescribed forms.

*These forms are updated regularly.  Please make sure you are using the most current form provided.


Statement of Organizationreturn to top ^

(local jurisdictions see below for the form you may use) - Click here to file online!

WHO FILES: New committees forming, existing committees updating information and any entity making expenditures, equal to or exceeding 50% of the entity’s annual gross income, for the adoption or defeat of a ballot measure.

DEADLINE TO FILE: The Treasurer for a political committee shall file a statement of organization not later than 15 days after the date upon which the committee made contributions, received contributions, or paid expenses in excess of $500.00. However, if such activity falls within 30 days of any statewide election, the statement of organization shall be filed within 48 hours. A candidate shall file a statement of organization for a candidate campaign committee not later than 15 days after becoming a candidate (SDCL 12-27-3; 12-27-23). The treasurer of a political committee shall file an updated statement of organization not later than fifteen days after ANY change in the information contained on this statement.

ONLY FILE WITH: Committee types below are required to file with The South Dakota Secretary of State’s office.

  • Statewide Political Action Committees
  • Statewide Political Parties
  • Statewide Ballot Question Committees
  • Statewide Candidate Committees
  • Legislative Candidate Committees
  • County and Auxiliary Political Parties

Statement of Organization - Local Jurisdictionsreturn to top ^

WHO FILES: (SDLC 12-27-39)

  • County offices and ballot question committees in counties with population greater than ten thousand
  • Ballot question committees in first class municipalities
  • School board positions and ballot question committees in school districts with more than 2,000 average daily membership

DEADLINE TO FILE: The Treasurer for a political committee shall file a statement of organization not later than 15 days after the date upon which the committee made contributions, received contributions, or paid expenses in excess of $500.00. A candidate shall file a statement of organization for a candidate campaign committee not later than 15 days after becoming a candidate (SDCL 12-27-3; 12-27-23). The treasurer of a political committee shall file an updated statement of organization not later than fifteen days after ANY change in the information contained on this statement.

FILE WITH: The local election official and contact them to make sure this is the required form they want you to use.

NOTE: Deadlines, reports due, and reporting periods listed within the disclosure statement are a guide. The Campaign Finance laws apply to local jurisdictions but were not written specifically with local jurisdiction elections in mind. The Secretary of State's office has developed the best estimate as to deadlines and reporting periods based upon SDCL 12-27. If your jurisdictions attorney advises otherwise please follow his/her guidance.


Campaign Finance Disclosure Statementreturn to top ^

(local jurisdictions see below for the form you may use)

DEADLINE TO FILE: See campaign finance important dates – link here

WHO FILES this form with the Secretary of State’s Office:

  • Statewide Political Action Committees
  • Statewide Political Parties
  • Statewide Ballot Question Committees
  • Statewide Candidate Committees
  • Legislative Candidate Committees
  • County and Auxiliary Political Parties

Campaign Finance Disclosure Statement - Local Jurisdictionreturn to top ^

This statement is filed with your local election official. Confirm with your local election official as to whether this is the form they want you to use. Contact them for additional information or if you need assistance with filling out this document. It is the Committee’s responsibility to provide accurate information.

Those local jurisdictions that are required to file campaign finance documents (12-27-39):

  • County offices and ballot question committees in counties with population greater than ten thousand
  • Ballot question committees in first class municipalities
  • School board positions and ballot question committees in school districts with more than two thousand average daily memberships
    • Any municipal or school district election covered by this chapter shall conform to the contribution limits applicable to legislative offices

Supplemental Reportreturn to top ^

WHO FILES THIS STATEMENT: State law requires that if any political committee receives a contribution of five hundred dollars or more, from any single source, within the 20 days immediately prior to an election for which a campaign finance disclosure report may be filed, a supplemental report shall be filed within forty-eight hours of receipt of the contribution (SDCL 12-27-28). If the contribution is received on or after Election Day, a supplemental statement is not required to be submitted.

DEADLINE TO FILE: Within 48 hours of the time that the contribution was received if it was received within the 20 days immediately prior to an election.

FILE WITH: The Secretary of State except local political committees file with their local election official.


Ballot Question Contribution Statementreturn to top ^

Entities must complete this statement and submit it to the ballot question committee before contributing any amount.


Communication Expenditurereturn to top ^

WHO FILES THIS STATEMENT: Any PERSON or ENTITY that makes a payment or promise of payment totaling more than $100.00, including donated goods or services for a communication expenditure that concerns a candidate, public office holder, ballot question, or political party. SDCL 12-27-16(a)-(e) outlines what types of communications do not need to be reported on this form. POLITICAL COMMITTEES list Communication Expenditures on their Campaign Finance Disclosure Form.

DEADLINE TO FILE: Within 48 hours of the time that the communication is disseminated, broadcast, or otherwise published.

FILE WITH: The Secretary of State except local political committees file with their local election official.


Financial Interest Statement (FIS) - Candidatereturn to top ^

Click here for information on filing and the proper form to use.


Financial Interest Statement (FIS) - Elected Officialreturn to top ^

Click here for information on filing and the proper form to use.