Campaign Finance Database
The campaign finance database can be used to:
- Review information about campaign committees.
- Review filed reports submitted by Campaign Finance Entities
- Search contributions and expenditures reported by Campaign Finance Entities.
Searching Contributions and Expenditures in MDCRIS
MD CRIS Training Seminars
This training teaches you how to enter in contributions, record expenditures and file a campaign finance report using MD CRIS. Please contact the Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division at 410-269-2880 to RSVP. Additional training will occur throughout the year.
- State Board of Elections
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401
- Dates to be determined
Note: We do have a wireless internet connection if you would like to bring a laptop.
- Video of how to file and use MD CRIS is available on YouTube.
- Dates to be determined
MDCRIS Overview Video
View the MDCRIS Overview User Manual (PDF)
A political committee may file the Eaffidavit in lieu of a detailed campaign finance report if the political committee did not receive contributions or make expenditures in the cumulative amount of $1,000 or more (exclusive of the candidate's filing fee) since either the establishment of the political committee, or the filing of the last campaign finance report.
Late Fee Waiver Request Form
- If you assert as the basis for the request that you were personally unable to file the report, please explain why the other responsible parties could not file the report.
- Please limit your request to this document only.
- *Requests may only be made by the committee chairman, treasurer, candidate, filer and principal officer
Submit the Late Fee Waiver Request Form
The Reporting Schedule lists the transaction periods and due dates for all of campaign finance reports due for Baltimore City and Presidential designated political committees. Additionally, the schedule lists the next 3 reporting dates for Gubernatorial designated political committees.
Central Committee Aggregate In-Kind Contributions
A central committee of a political party and legislative party caucus committees may make aggregate in-kind contributions during an election cycle not in excess of for a State central committee $1 for every two registered voter in the State and for a local central committee $1 for every two registered voter in the county.
Disclosure of Contributions
Maryland Law requires persons doing business with Maryland Government and/or person employing lobbyists to file a Disclosure of Contributions. Reports are due every six months on November 30 and May 31 with the transaction period ending the last day of the month prior to the due date. Additionally, there is an initial report that a person doing business with the State is required to file at the time the government contract is awarded.
Summary Guide to Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws
Summary Guide for Maryland Candidacy and Campaign Finance Laws (PDF)
Public Funding for Campaigns
Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor can receive public funds for their campaigns if they comply with the requirements established under Title 14 of the Election Law Article. Information on how to apply for and receive public funds is available on our Public Funding webpage.
Campaign Finance Information