Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission


Divisions

Campaign FinanceCampaign Finance    |     LobbyingLobbying    |     Ethics / Conflicts of InterestEthics / Conflicts of Interest    |     EnforcementEnforcement


Candidates-General Information for the Public

Candidates for state and local office are subject to the campaign finance provisions of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act (NPADA). Those seeking election to federal office are not subject to the NPADA. Once a candidate raises, receives or expends $5,000 or more in a calendar year, he or she is required to register the committee with the Commission by filing a Statement of Organization and paying a filing fee of $100. Once the candidate committee is formed, the committee must file periodic campaign statements.

  1. Types of filings by candidates
    1. Statement of Organization - This document registers the Committee with the Commission. It discloses the name of the committee, the name of the candidate, the office sought and the name of the treasurer.
    2. Campaign Statement - this document provides a summary of the financial activity of the committee. It discloses the name of contributors of $250 or more and the amounts of the contributions. It discloses expenditures of $250 or more.
    3. Report of Late Contributions - this document discloses contributions of $1,000 or more received by the committee during 14 days immediately preceding the election. Information reported as late contributions are also reported on subsequent campaign statements.
  2. The campaign statements and other campaign finance related documents filed by candidates may be viewed on this website. Click on View Campaign Documents.
  3. Lists of candidates committees may be found by clicking on Candidate Committees.

Information for Candidates

To view or download forms click on Download Forms

To view or download instructional materials click on Publications.

Political Action Committees

There are two types of committees that are commonly referred to as political action committees or PACs. One type of PAC is a political committee sponsored by a corporation, union or other type of organization. Another type of PAC is a political committee which is not sponsored by another group. PACs are required to register with the Commission and file periodic campaign statements disclosing receipts and expenditures.

  1. To view campaign statements of political action committees click on View Campaign Filings.
  2. To view a list of PACs click on Political Actions Committees (PACs)
  3. To view of download forms click on Download Forms
  4. To view or download instructional materials click on Publications

Political Party Committees

State and county political party committees with certain levels of financial activity, register with the Commission and file periodic campaign statements.

  1. To view campaign filings of political party committees click on View Campaign Filings
  2. To view a list of political party committees click on Political Party Committess
  3. To view or download forms click on Download Forms

Ballot Questions Committees

A ballot question committee is a political committee formed for the purpose of supporting or opposing the qualification, passage or defeat of a ballot question. The committee must register with the Commission within 10 days after raising, receiving or expending $5,000 or more in a calendar year. Once registered, ballot questions committees file periodic campaign statements disclosing receipts and expenditures.

  1. To view the campaign filings of ballot question committees click on View Campaign Filings
  2. To view a list of ballot question committees click on Ballot Question Committees
  3. To view or download forms click on Download Forms.
  4. To view of download instructional materials click on Publications.

Important Dates

2014 Primary Election – May 13, 2014

1st Primary Statement - April 14, 2014

2nd Primary Statement - May 5, 2014

Post Primary Statement - June 23, 2014

Details...

2014 General Election – November 4, 2014

1st General Statement - October 6, 2014

2nd General Statement - October 27, 2014

Post General Statement - January 13, 2015

Details...

Archive...