FEC Format Changes
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Form 3 Supports Offsets to Line 17
Our FEC Form 3 filers will notice a new reporting code: "Non-Offset Reversal - NOR". This Reporting Code should be used with reversed expenses, but only in unique situations. Specifically, use this Reporting Code if the campaign wrote a check, and later voided the check because it was never cashed. If you would like the void to appear as an offset to Line 17, rather than 14, then you can use the "NOR" Reporting Code with your reversed expense to achieve this.
FEC Filing Electronic Filing Format Changes
The Federal Election Commission has released an updated schedule for their next format change. The current schedule is that new format will be required starting on June 9th.
If you use BackOffice for federal reporting, we want to let you know that we’ve been working hard to ensure a seamless transition. If you’re using other campaign management software besides BackOffice, then we recommend contacting your software vendor to make sure that they will also be ready for these changes.
One of the major advantages of using web-based software like BackOffice is that you almost never have to download or install software updates. Unfortunately, this format change is one of the rare situations where you will have to install the revised FEC viewer. We will be distributing this new viewer shortly.
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Hot Tip: Run Batch Statement – FundRaiser
If you use our on-line credit card processing, you know that we send a batch report twice per week to show you the deposits made into your bank account. Now you can reprint these reports if you misplace them.
To run a Batch Statement:
1. From BackOffice, go to the Reports menu and select Standard Reports from the drop down list.
2. From the Standard Reports choose Financial Details from the Type dropdown box.
See steps 3-6 online >>
Winning Young Voters
Rock The Vote has done substantial research on the nature of young voters and how to most effectively communicate with them. We’ve found that this research is not only applicable to young voters, but to voters in general. Over the next month and a half we’ll be publishing a series of articles detailing the results of their research.
Part I: How to Talk to Young Voters
The question of “how to talk to young voters” is not that different than how to talk to voters in general: talk to them about your plans to tackle the issues they care about, what you’ll do for them and their communities if elected, and ask for their votes.
However, young adults do view issues, politics, and life a little differently than their parents. here are some tips for how to relate:
Talk About Relevant Issues
Rock the Vote’s most recent poll of 18-29 year olds(37) found that the issues young voters most want the next president to address are jobs and the economy, Iraq, health care, and education costs. Young adults also are concerned about the environment and global warming, immigration, and national security.
Read the rest of this article online >>
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