Charleston, West Virginia -Secretary of State Mac Warner announced today that his Office will conduct training sessions by webinar for the state’s new online Campaign Finance Reporting System (CFRS). Following the passage of Senate Bill 622 in 2019, all political committees which file with the Secretary of State’s office are now required to file campaign finance reports electronically.
The next reporting period is for the 1st Quarter Report, which is due between April 1 and 7, 2020. This report will cover any campaign transaction from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2020.
Note that any candidate or treasurer who files late, inaccurate or incomplete financial statements shall be assessed a $10 daily fine, which must be paid for by the candidate or the treasurer of the political committee personally. Additionally, the names of late filers shall be published publicly on the Secretary of State’s website. The only exception is if the report is late due to no fault of your own.
Individuals can access the Secretary of State’s Campaign Finance Reporting System at cfrs.wvsos.gov.
At this time, CFRS is not accessible by or compatible with Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge because the browsers lack sufficient support. CFRS can be accessed with a different browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or another of your choice.
Registration is not required to participate in a training event. The webinar dates and link to participate are listed below:
Training sessions for candidates:
Tuesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 12, at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 18, at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m.
Training sessions for PACs:
Tuesday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m.
A person can join a training by going to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/615145869.
You can also dial in using your phone to call +1 (872) 240-3212, with the access code 615-145-869.
To join from a video-conferencing room or system, dial in or type: 126.96.36.199 or inroomlink.goto.com.
Meeting ID: 615 145 869
Or dial directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 188.8.131.52##615145869
The GoToMeeting app is available at https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/615145869.
More information is also available in the CFRS User Guide and the Campaign Finance Reporting schedule for the 2020 Election Cycle.
Please contact the Elections Division at 304-558-6000 or email@example.com if you have any questions.