File Reports Online
PLEASE NOTE: Online Filing is permitted only for those committees that file reports with the Secretary of State’s office. Local candidates must file all reports on paper with the local Board of Elections.
The Ohio Secretary of State provides two options to submit your Campaign Finance reports electronically to our office via the Campaign Finance Online Filing System (CFOFS):
- Keying the report into CFOFS
- Uploading properly formatted files in either a comma separated values (.csv) or text (.txt) file format.
- File Reports Online using CFOFS
File Online | Campaign Finance Online Filing System User Manual (PDF)
- Upload File into CFOFS
How to submit a campaign finance report by CFOFS using the Upload function (PDF)
- Upload Digital Documents to a Report
Instructions for uploading digital documents to a campaign finance report (PDF)
The Campaign Finance Division routinely offers training on compliance and disclosure requirements, including electronic filing. One-on-one assistance, including a demonstration of filing options, is available at the Secretary of State's offices in Columbus whenever requested.
You may contact the Campaign Finance Division of the Ohio Secretary of State`s office at 614-466-3111, or by e-mail, if you have any questions.