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Guide to Reviewing Campaign Finance Reports

Go to for each of these searches


STEP 1:  Choose “1.  Search by committee/entity”  (Options 2. and 3. are explained below)

STEP 2:  Type in just part of the name of a candidate, PAC or party to get a list of committees with that name. Then choose the committee you want and click.  Note the abbreviations at bottom of the screen for party entities, e.g., REC = Republican Exec Committee.

STEP 3:  By clicking on a name, you get a list of reports.  Recent reports are filed electronically and viewable by clicking on DATA. Some reports may be only PDF files to view (“IMAGE”).

STEP 4:  Click on DATA in order to see parts of the report (summary, receipts, expenditures, etc.)  Click on a section. Then click on “Export data to .CSV” to dump the contents into an Excel file.

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Records entered into DATA (see above) are searchable on some fields, such as a donor’s name or a candidate. To use this feature, choose option “3. Search reported transactions” or go to CAUTION: Records go back to 1989 but many disclosure reports were never entered into DATA so are not in the Searchable database.

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Use “2. Search by document type” to view Independent Expenditure and Electioneering Committee reports, Penalty Documents, etc.: scroll down Document Type, check boxes and then Search. Enter Year of report filing deadline at top (or year before & after in case


Go to for their donors and other info.

Questions? Call the State Board of Elections at 919-814-0700 and ask for Campaign Finance

How to View Campaign Disclosure Reports (2023)

Download a basic guide to view campaign disclosure reports on the N.C. State Board of Elections website.