Q1. How do I search for information in TRACER?
A1. Click on the Search tab at the top of the TRACER homepage, or choose "Search" from the menu on the left, then select the type of information that you are seeking.
Q2. What can I search for in TRACER?
A2. There are various types of searches that you can perform, including:
- Candidate information
- Committee information
- Contributions and expenditures
- Penalties and complaints filed against committees.
See the TRACER search page for more information about the types of searches that can be performed.
Q3. When I search for a candidate, why are they listed as being active several times?
A3. Candidates are assigned a unique identification number. This number remains the same for that candidate even if they run for different offices in subsequent elections. A status of "active" means that a particular candidate is currently seeking an elected office. The system will also show an active status next to their name for any previous election cycles they may have participated in because their identification number is designated as active.