The 2001 Election Report is now available:
Welcome to the Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission 2001 Election Home Page.
Elections for Mayor, City Attorney and four City Council positions will take place in 2001
If you have questions about the financing of Seattle Candidate and Ballot Issue campaigns this is the best place to look. Check out the actual disclosure filings of the campaigns, or review our summary reports such as Contributions by Neighborhood or Total Contributions.
If you are looking for information about King County or other elections then check out the "Links" option on the left side of this page.
This site has numerous sections, each accessible using the top menu bar. You're in the Home section now, where you will find general tips on using this site for research. Click on Instructions, Notes or Links on the left side of this page to see these tips.
To switch to another section simply click on the appropriate menu option above. A brief description of some of the sections follows:
In the Filings section you will find replicas of all of the disclosure reports filed by Seattle campaigns for the 2001 election cycle. Campaigns are required to periodically file reports disclosing information about their contributions and expenditures.
The Registration Statement (C1) reports basic information about the campaign, their mailing address, who their officers are, where their bank account is maintained and more. Campaigns must file a C1 at the beginning of the campaign, and each time the relevant information changes, such as when they change addresses.
The Report of Bank Deposit (C3) provides detailed information about contributions and other receipts deposited into a campaign's bank account. This report is filled out each time the campaign makes a deposit.
The Summary Report (C4) provides summarized information about the financial condition of the campaign. It also provides detailed information on expenditures, in-kind contributions, pledges and debts. This report is filled out at the end of each reporting period covering all activity during that period. It is usually filed once a month, but also 21 days before an election and 7 days before an election.
This section of the site provides basic information about each campaign, which office they are running for, which ballot issue they are promoting or opposing, their mailing address, etc... It also contains links to other sections of the site that contain detailed information about a specific campaign you might be interested in.
Graphs and tables showing total contributions to all city campaigns.
Graphs and tables showing total expenditures of all city campaigns.
Lists & Databases
A database of all contributors to 2001 Seattle campaigns. This database does not contain the street address and zip code of the contributors, but it does show their name, amount contributed, city, state, employer and occupation.
This section may not always be as up to date as other sections of the site. We make efforts to 'dedupe' this list so that if a contributor makes two or more contributions on different dates to the same campaign they will only appear here once. This takes a little time, especially as the volume of contributions picks up over the summer and fall.
A look back at average contribution sizes and total contributions raised for past Seattle campaigns, with 2001 cycle-to-date figures for comparison.
If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this site please contact Bob DeWeese. We really depend on your suggestions for ways to make disclosure data more accessible and understandable. Please contact us.