What are the triggers to file an FEC Form 2?

Applies To: Federal Election Commission – Candidate Committees

The FEC Form 2 (Statement of Candidacy) needs to be filed within 15 days of becoming a candidate.

The triggers for “becoming a candidate” are:

  • Receiving contributions -OR- making expenses aggregating in excess of $5,000
  • If you’ve given consent to another person to receive contributions or make expenditures on your behalf and such person has received contributions -OR- made expenses aggregating in excess of $5,000
  • If you are doing both, if contributions received -OR- expenditures made in either method described above when added together exceeds $5,000.

You must also file your FEC Form 1 (Statement of Organization) within 10 days of filing your Form 2.