Best Practices for Filing FEC Amendments

Applies To: Federal Election Commission

When filing an amendment, your amendment numbers should be in order. If this is your first amendment, the amendment number should be 1 and any subsequent amendments should follow in sequential order. While it is not required, we do suggest numbering them starting at 1 and proceeding in numerical order as to not cause confusion or errors in the future.

You will also need your Original FEC- Filing ID. This can be obtained from the FEC website for your committee. Search for your committee by name or Filing ID in the search box at the top right hand corner. Once you’ve located your committee’s page, scroll down to Filings and locate the report in which you are trying to amend. This will show you the original FEC-Filing ID, as well as if you’ve already filed an amendment and what number the amendment number should be.

Please double-check the dates you are entering in ISP to ensure they match the date range of the original report filed.

If the original report was filed by paper and the amendment will be filed electronically, the amended report should be filed as an original and the FEC will be able to link the two.