Directive 2020-24 S.B. 107 (133rd General Assembly): Electronic Campaign Finance Filing for Local Entities

Effective January 1, 2021, the board of elections must be able to accept Electronic filings from local candidates that have historically filed via paper with the board.  Those local candidates include candidates for an office other than a statewide office, member of the General Assembly, or judge of a court of appeals.  Candidates for statewide office, member of the General Assemble, and judge of a court of appeals will continue to file with the Secretary’s Office. 

The act provides that a county political party, other than a party’s state candidate fund or restricted fund that has received corporate or labor organization contributions, may begin filing electronically with their board of elections.  Political action committees and political contributing entities whose contribution and expenditures pertain only to local candidates and issues may begin filing electronically with their board of elections as of January 1, 2021.

BOe-file Login & Learning Center:
https://boefile.ohiosos.gov/

Local Committee Public Disclosure Search Site:
https://boefilesearch.ohiosos.gov/ords/f?p=BOEFDISCLOSURE

Additional Campaign Finance Resources: 

Campaign Finance Handbook

Campaign Finance Filing Forms

Campaign Finance Reporting Calendar