Campaign Finance

Recent News

New Complimentary Admission, Lodging and/or Transportation Disclosure Statement

Act 200 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session – effective August 1, 2018 – repealed the old law (R.S. 42:1123(41)) and enacted new standards which allow a public servant to receive complimentary admission, lodging and/or transportation, in situations in which he would otherwise be prohibited from receiving the admission, lodging or travel. Following is a form which may be used by the public servant to facilitate the disclosure requirement in the new law: Form 413. (Form 413 FAQs)

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Message from Campaign Finance


*Important Information*
Changes to Filing Requirements
Effective August 1, 2012

Candidates for "any other" public office
who make expenditures in excess of $2500
will NOW be required to file
Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports.
The previous threshold amount was $5000.

View Reports : Campaign Finance reports filed by Candidates and Political Action Committees since the October 1998 election cycle, Registration and Expenditure reports filed by Lobbyists since 1999, and Financial Disclosure reports filed since 1999 may be viewed here.

Leaders (CF E-File) : Louisiana Ethics Administration Disclosure and Electronic Reporting System.
LEADERS : Download LEADERS software, User Guides, or the Vendor Pack.
Help Videos : Videos designed to provide an introduction to using LEADERS.

Electronic Filing Affidavits

Filing Schedules : Information on campaign finance filing requirements and deadlines.
Filing Schedule Information : Information on campaign finance filing requirements and deadlines.
Filing Schedules by Year : List of Campaign Finance Filing Schedules by Year.

Related Laws : Laws pertaining to campaign financing.
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (pdf) : PDF Copy of Title 18 - Campaign Finace Disclosure Act
Summary of Acts for Candidates (pdf) : PDF Summary of Title 18 - Campaign Finace Disclosure Act - geared towards candidates
Summary of Acts for PACs (pdf) : PDF Summary of Title 18 - Campaign Finace Disclosure Act - geared towards PACs

Reporting Information
Interested in Becoming a Candidate (pdf) : Informational publication on becoming a candidate.
CF Expenditure Flyer (pdf) : Informational publication on campaign finance expenditures.
Candidate Level of Office : Search engine that can be used to determine the level of office (ANY, DIS, or MAJ) for filing campaign fiannce disclosure reports.

Campaign Finance Opinions : Rulings by the Louisiana Board of Ethics regarding the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act.

PAC Lists : Lists of Political Action Committees

View Outstanding Fines - Candidates : For reports filed late or not filed.

View Outstanding Fines - PACs : For reports filed late or not filed.

Download Report Forms : Download forms for filing Candidate, Committee, and Financial Disclosure Reports in Adobe Acrobat format.
Candidate Forms
Committee Forms
Recall/Other Persons Forms
Disclosure Forms
Miscellaneous Forms
Electronic Filing Affidavits

Training : List of seminars hosted by the Louisiana Board of Ethics and links to register for upcoming seminars.

File Upload (Fax Alternative) : This upload page is intended to be used as an alternative to faxing campaign finance reports to the Ethics Administration. If you are required to electronically file your report (such as a DISTRICT or MAJOR level candidate), you should not use this page. Electronic filing must occur using an approved e-filing method such as Leaders Online.