Small Donor Committees (SDCs)

What is a Small Donor Committee?

A Small Donor Committee (SDC) is a political committee that accepts contributions from natural persons.  Each natural person must be a U.S. citizen and can contribute no more than $50 per calendar year.

If your committee will accept more than $50 per person in a calendar year, see Political Committee.


How do I register a Small Donor Committee?

You must register a committee online.  

Before registering, make sure that you have:

  • A committee name and any acronyms that you will use.
  • A registered agent.
  • The registered agent's email address and phone number.
  • Physical and mailing addresses for the committee's principal place of business.
  • A description of your committee's purpose.  This information should be detailed, including candidates, ballot measure numbers, or policy positions that you will support or oppose.
  • Financial information, including the name of the bank where the committee has or will have an account.

To register:

  1. Go to the TRACER campaign finance disclosure website.
  2. Click on the "Committee Registration" button.
  3. Select "Small Donor Committee", then click on "Next".
  4. Fill out the form.  When you are finished, click on "Submit".
  5. Print a copy of the form for your records.
  6. Click on "Finished" to complete your registration.
  7. Login information will be sent to the registered agent's email address.

If you need help using TRACER, see Learn to Use TRACER.

 

I have more questions.

See the Small Donor Committee FAQs.


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