Two Types of information can be found in this section of the site:
- 1. Information on Independent Expenditures made by persons or committees
- 2. Information on PACs that contribute $5,000 or more directly to City Candidates and Ballot Issues
Information on Independent Expenditures can be found in all three sub-sections on the left side menu bar, as follows:
- 1. Other Independent Expenditures - This section will include information on expenditures made by: 1) Persons acting alone making expenditures of any amount, or 2) Continuing Political Committees (PACs) that make expenditures of less than $5,000 and are thus not required to electronically file with the City of Seattle.
- 2. PACs - This section will include all of the reports filed by PACs who electronically file with the City of Seattle. To find the actual expenditures they have made (if any) you will need to review the C4 Summary Reports of each committee.
- 3. Independent Expenditure Committees This section will include reports filed by committees organized for the purpose of making independent expenditures. Typically these committees are organized for just one election, unlike PACs which typically continue their existence from year to year.
In addition, Special Reports of Independent Expenditures of more than $500 made in the final 21 days of an election can be found in the "Filings" section of the site at:
The reports of PACs that electronically file with the City of Seattle can be found here.
Political Committees that make (or expect to make) Independent Expenditures or contributions in City Elections of $5,000 or more are required to electronically file their reports with the City. Also, Political Committees that file electronically with the State Public Disclosure Commission are required to also file electronically with the City. The disclosure reports of such committees are available in their entirety by clicking appropriately on the left side of this page.
Political Committees that make Independent Expenditures or contributions in City Elections of less than $5,000 (and do not expect to reach the $5,000 threshold during an election cycle) are NOT required to electronically file their reports with the City. As a result, only limited information reported by such committees is available by clicking on the left side of this page, in most cases only the independent expenditures made by such committees. 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.