Individuals and groups can make independent expenditures supporting or opposing Seattle candidates or ballot issues. In the last 21 days of an election they must disclose these expenditures by filing a report with the City Clerk within 24 hours of making the expenditure. They are also required to file an affidavit swearing that the expenditures were made without consultation, collusion or cooperation with any candidate that may have benefitted from the expenditure.
Reports of Independent Expenditures can be seen by clicking on the name of the maker of the expenditure on the left side of this page.
Political Committees that make Independent Expenditures are not required to electronically file their reports with the City. As a result, other information reported by such committees will not be found on this web site. Paper reports filed by such committees, including reports of contributors to these committees, are available at the offices of the City Clerk (Room 104) and the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission (Room 226), Municipal Building, 600 4th Avenue, between Cherry and James.
Special Reports of Late Contributions
Political Committees supporting or opposing City Office Candidates or City Ballot Propositions are required to file a special report of any contributions they receive in the last 21 days of an election that $500 or more in the aggregate. These reports must be emailed or faxed to the SEEC within 24 hours of receipt (not deposit) of the contribution. With candidate committees the only person who can legally contribute that amount to the campaign is the candidate involved.
You will find here such reports for any Candidate Committe, Ballot Issue Committee or Independent Expenditure Committee that files a special report.