How Do I Add Candidate and Committee Records Directly From the FEC?

Applies To: Federal Election Commission

You now have the ability to add both a Committee and Candidate record to your database directly from the FEC site when using the Search option at the top of the screen. This information that gets imported in will include key pieces of data, such as addressID number, and other financial information.

In the Search field, type in the name of the Committee or Candidate. If they are not currently already in your database, you’ll see the name you were searching for and the message “Import from FEC data.”

Clicking this will automatically add the record to your database and add any pertinent information required for filing and standard information purposes.

As an alternative, you can navigate to ADD/SEARCH > ORGANIZATIONS and search for a FEC Committee there too. This is useful if you expect to get multiple results.