There are two types of political organizations in Florida: political committees (PCs) and electioneering communication organizations (ECOs).
A political committee is a combination of two or more individuals, or a person that spends or receives more than $500 during a calendar year to support or oppose any candidate, issue, political committee, affiliated party committee or political party. A PC may make independent expenditures. Florida Statutes 106.011(16)
An electioneering communication organization is an organization whose election-related activities are limited to making expenditures or accepting contributions for the purpose of electioneering communications and whose activities would not otherwise require the group to register as a political party or political committee.
Florida Statutes Chapter 106 of the Election Laws includes the definitions, limitations, requirements and other information about both types of political organizations in Florida. The Florida Division of Elections also has a Committee and Campaign Treasurer Handbook available online.
DS-DE 5 - Statement of Organization for Political Committee
DS-DE 6 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation for Campaign Depository for Political Committees
DS-DE 41 - Registered Agent Statement of Appointment
2021 Reporting Dates for Candidates and Political Committees
Party Executive Committee
Republican Executive Committee
Democratic Executive Committee
DS-DE 9 - Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign depository
DS-DE 305 CM - Candidate Oath for Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen
2021 Reporting Dates for Political Party Executive Committees
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