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Online Candidate Training

​The Online Election Finance Training Seminar will bring candidates and their campaign staffs up-to-date on campaign finance laws and help them understand what is statutorily required. 

Candidates and their treasurers will learn:
  • Essential elements of the campaign finance laws
  • Duties and responsibilities of a well organized campaign
  • How to recognize and report a contribution
  • Expenditures that are allowed and those that are not allowed
  • How to complete the campaign finance reporting form

The Election Finance Training Seminar provides answers to questions such as:
  • How much money can an individual contribute to my campaign?
  • Is the money I put in my campaign account considered a contribution or a loan?
  • What is an in-kind contribution and how is it reported?
  • How will the electronic filing software assist with filing my campaign finance statements?
  • What does the disclaimer on advertising need to say?

Registering and Getting Started

Before viewing the Online Election Finance Training Seminar, you will need to create a username. You will be able to access the training at any time and as frequently as desired. When you logout and then log back in using your username and password, you can resume viewing where you left off.

The Registry recommends that you download our Candidate's Guide to Campaign Finance.pdfCandidate's Guide to Campaign Finance.  Everything covered in the Online Election Finance Training Seminar can be found in this guide. Neither the Candidate Guide to Campaign Finance nor the Online Election Finance Training Seminar in any way supersedes statutory law or any administrative regulation promulgated by the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.