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New Kentucky Election Finance Management System (KEFMS)

The new Kentucky Election Finance Management System (KEFMS) is ready to receive your Statement of Spending Intent filing.  Please use the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to get started.

To use the new KEFMS, you will need to have a Kentucky.gov Single Sign On (SSO) account or register for an account during the process.

KEFMS FAQs

Step-by-step instructions for creating your Kentucky.gov Single Sign On (SSO) are below. 
 
You will need to go to the Kentucky.gov Registration Page to create a Kentucky.gov user account. 
  1. REGISTER
    • On the Login page, Left-Click on the Sign-Up link.
    • Enter your account information and click the Complete Registration button at the bottom of the page.
  2. EMAIL AUTHENTICATION PROCESS
    • An Activate your Kentucky.gov account email will be sent to the email used when registering.
      • Open your Kentucky.gov account activation email (If you are unable to locate the email, check your SPAM/JUNK folder).
      • Click on the activation link in the activation email.
  3. SSO ACCOUNT CREATED
    • You have successfully created a user account. 
    • You may now go to your KEFMS Dashboard. 

​Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard as the Candidate to link your Login Account to a new Candidate Record.

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button.
  2. LINK USER ACCOUNT TO A NEW CANDIDATE
    • An Authenticate New Candidate page will appear.
    • Select the I am a new candidate button.
    • On the New Candidate page, enter your candidate information.
      • Required fields are as follows:
        • First Name
        • Last Name
        • Date of Birth
        • County of Residence
        • Mailing Address/Home Address
        • Work Contact Number
        • Home or Cell Contact Number
        • Email Address
      • Click the Submit button.
    • The Candidate Dashboard page will appear.

​Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard as the Candidate to link your SSO Login Account to your Candidate Record.

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button.
  2. LINK USER ACCOUNT TO A PREVIOUS CANDIDATE
    • An Authenticate New Candidate page will appear.
    • Select the I am a previous candidate button.
    • On the Search Webpage, search for an existing candidate.
      • By Candidate ID (minimum 3 Chr), or
      • By First Name, Last Name, and DOB
    • If the Candidate Not Found page appears, contact KREF immediately so our staff can link your Kentucky.gov account with your Candidate ID.
    • The Candidate Dashboard page will appear.

Step-by-step instructions for filing your electronic Statement of Spending Intent are below.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to file your Statement of Spending Intent.

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button
    • The Candidate Dashboard page will appear.
  2. START STATEMENT OF SPENDING INTENT
    • On the Candidate Dashboard home page, Left-Click on the Start a Statement of Spending Intent button at the top right corner of the main content area.
      • Complete sections 2 - 5.
      • Left-Click on Confirm Intent button.
      • A Statement of Spending Intent Candidate Confirmation page will appear.
      • Review entered information.
        • If no errors:
          • eSign at the bottom of the page
          • Check the "I certify...." disclaimer checkbox.
          • Left-Click the Candidate Sign Intent button.
        • If errors:
          • Left-Click Edit Intent button.
          • Make the necessary updates.
          • Left-Click on Confirm Intent button.
          • A Statement of Spending Intent Candidate Confirmation page will appear.
          • eSign at the bottom of the page
          • Check the "I certify...." disclaimer checkbox.
          • Left-Click the Candidate Sign Intent button.
      • If the Candidate is the Treasurer:
        • The Statement of Spending Intent will be sent to KREF for review and approval.
      • If the Candidate is not the Treasurer:
        • A Treasurer Invitation to sign the Statement of Intent will be sent to the Treasurer.
        • Once the Treasurer also eSigns the Statement of Spending Intent, it will be sent to KREF for review and approval.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to file your Statement of Spending Intent.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to print your Statement of Spending Intent.


  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button.
    • The Candidate Dashboard page will appear.
  2. PRINT YOUR STATEMENT OF SPENDING INTENT (OPTION 1)
    • Left-Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner).
    • A sub-menu will appear.
    • Left-Click on the View Intent option.
    • The Statement of Spending Intent will appear in your browser.
      • Left-Click on the Download button at the bottom of the page.
      • A PDF version of your Statement of Spending Intent will download to your default download folder.
  3. PRINT YOUR STATEMENT OF SPENDING INTENT (OPTION 2)
    • On the Candidate Dashboard home page, find the Filer ID number associated with your Approved Statement of Spending Intent in the top right corner of the main content area.
    • Left-Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner).
    • A sub-menu will appear.
    • Left-Click on the View Intents option.
    • A list of the Intent and its amendments for the selected Filer ID number will appear.
    • Left-Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner).
    • A sub-menu will appear.
    • Left-Click on the View Intent option.
    • The Statement of Spending Intent will appear in your browser.
      • Left-Click on the Download button at the bottom of the page.
      • A PDF version of your Statement of Spending Intent will download to your default download folder.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to print your Statement of Spending Intent.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to amend your Statement of Spending Intent.

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button.
    • The Candidate Dashboard page will appear.
  2. AMEND YOUR STATEMENT OF SPENDING INTENT
    • On the Candidate Dashboard home page, find the Filer ID number associated with your Statement of Spending Intent in the Top Right of the main content area.
    • Left-Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner).
    • A sub-menu will appear.
    • Left-Click on the View Intents option.
    • A list of the Intent and its amendments for the selected Filer ID number will appear.
    • Left-Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots in the upper right corner).
    • A sub-menu will appear.
    • Left-Click on the View Intent option.
    • The Statement of Spending Intent will appear.
    • Left-Click the Amend Intent button at the bottom of the page.
      • Update sections 2 - 5 and needed.
      • In the Amendment Reason, add a reason for the Amendment.
    • Left-Click the Confirm Amendment to Intent button.
    • An Amended Statement of Spending Intent Candidate Confirmation page will appear.
    • Review the entered information.
      • If no errors:
        • eSign at the bottom of the page
        • Check the "I certify...." disclaimer checkbox.
        • Left-Click the Candidate Sign Intent button.
      • If errors:
        • Left-Click Edit Intent button.
        • Make necessary updates.
        • Left-Click on Confirm Intent button.
        • A Statement of Spending Intent Candidate Confirmation page will appear.
        • eSign at the bottom of the page.
        • Check the "I certify...." disclaimer checkbox.
        • Left-Click the Candidate Sign Intent button.
    • If the Candidate is the Treasurer:
      • The Statement of Spending Intent will be sent to KREF for review and approval.
    • If the Candidate is not the Treasurer:
      • A Treasurer Invitation to sign the Statement of Intent will be sent to the Treasurer.
      • Once the Treasurer also eSigns the Statement of Spending Intent, it will be sent to KREF for review and approval.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard to amend your Statement of Spending Intent.

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard (Candidate Access)

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button.
  2. ACCESS
    • Your Candidate Dashboard will display with the following:
      • Top Left
        • Login Name with the option to Logout
      • Left Navigation
        • Home Link (returns to the main Dashboard)
      • Main Content Area - Left
        • Candidate Information
          • Edit link to update certain information
      • Main Content Area - Top Right
        • Election per Office Sought Area
          • Listed by Filer ID number
      • Main Content Area - Bottom Right
        • Button to create a new Statement of Spending Intent (for use when running for a new office)

Go to the KEFMS Candidate Dashboard (Treasurer Access)

  1. LOGIN
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button
  2. ACCESS
    • Your Treasurer Dashboard will display with the following:
      • Top Left
        • Login Name with the option to Logout
      • Main Content Area 
        • List of associated Candidates
          • List of Filings for which you accepted being the Treasurer

​Go to the KEFMS Committee Dashboard (Chairperson/Treasurer Access)

  1. LOGIN (as Chairperson or Treasurer)
    • Enter Kentucky.gov Single Sign-On (SSO) credentials.
    • Left-Click on the LOG IN button
  2. ACCESS
    • Your Committee Dashboard will display with the following:
      • Top Left
        • Login Name with the option to Logout
      • Left Navigation
        • Selectable Candidate linked to login account
        • Selectable Committe Names linked to login account
      • Main Content Area - Left
        • Committee Information
      • Main Content Area - Top Right
        • Associated Filing Intent Area
          • Listed by Filer ID number
      • Main Content Area - Bottom Right
        • Reports area
          • List of required Financial Statements