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Statement of Organization - Click here to file online!

The Treasurer for a political action or ballot question 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).

Pursuant to SDCL 12-27-6 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 the most recently filed statement of organization.

Statement of Organization- Local Jurisdictions
Contact your local election official 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 Statement

The following FILE this form with the Secretary of State's office:

  • Statewide Political Action Committees (PACs)
  • Statewide Political Parties
  • County Political Parties
  • Statewide Ballot Question Committees
  • Legislative Committees
  • Statewide Candidate Committees

The following DO NOT FILE this form with the Secretary of State's office (file this form in the office where the nominating petition or ballot question petition was filed):

  • County
    • Candidates, Ballot Question Committees and Political Action Committees
  • Municipal
    • Candidates, Ballot Question Committees and Political Action Committees
  • School
    • Board Candidates, Ballot Question Committees and Political Action Committees

Campaign Finance Disclosure Statement- Local Jurisdictions
This statement is filed with your local election official. Contact them for additional information or if you need assistance with filling out this document.

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

  • County offices and ballot questions in counties with population greater than five thousand
  • Ballot questions in first class municipalities
  • School board positions and ballot questions in school districts with more than two thousand average daily memberships

Candidate Financial Interest Statement

  • Who files: All candidates for State and Federal office (US Senate and House of Representatives, Governor, circuit court judge, the State Legislature and a Supreme Court Justice; SDCL 12-25-28); Convention nominees (Lieutenant Governor, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Auditor, Public Utilities Commissioner and Commissioner of School and Public Lands; SDCL 12-25-29); and candidates for Local Office (County Commissioner, School Board Member in a school district with a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students or Commissioner, Council Member or Mayor in 1st Class Municipalities; SDCL 12-25-30).
  • Deadline to file: Within 15 days after filing nominating petitions (Supreme Court Justice files within 15 days of notifying Secretary of State of his intention to place his name on the retention ballot) or certification of convention nomination.
  • File with: The Secretary of State except local candidates file with the office where they file their nominating petition.

Supplemental Statement

  • Who files this statement: State law requires that if any candidate committee for statewide office (legislative candidates do not file supplemental statements), political action committee, ballot question committee, or political party receives a contribution of five hundred dollars or more within the fourteen days immediately prior to an election for which a campaign finance disclosure form may be filed, a supplemental statement 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 14 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 Statement

Organizations must complete this form and file it with the Ballot Question Committee.

Independent Expenditures for Communications Expressly Advocating

  • Who files this statement:  SDCL 12-27-16 states that any PERSON or ORGANIZATION that makes a payment or promise of payment totaling $100.00 or more, including an in-kind contribution, for a communication which expressly advocates for or against a candidate, public office holder, ballot question, or political party.  SDCL 12-27-16 (6a-d) outlines what types of communications do not need to be reported on this 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.
  • Disclaimers for communications: follow SDCL 12-27-16 (1a-1d)

Expenditures for Communications NOT Expressly Advocating

  • Who files this statement:  SDCL 12-27-17 states that any POLITICAL COMMITTEE, ORGANIZATION, PERSON or POLITICAL PARTY that makes a payment or promise of payment totaling $100.00 or more, including an in-kind contribution, for a communication clearly identifies a candidate or public officer holder but does not expressly advocate the election or defeat of the candidate or public office holder.  SDCL 12-27-17 (1-5) outlines what types of communications do not need to be reported on this 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.
  • Disclaimers for communications: follow SDCL 12-27-17.1