Guide to the State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records , 1974-2008


Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Published in 2009

Collection Overview

Title:State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records
Date range:1974-2008
Creator:Rhode Island. State Board of Elections
Extent:95.1 cubic feet other
Abstract:The State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records include the campaign finance reports of Democratic, Independent, and Republican Candidates in the state of Rhode Island for the years 1974 through 2008.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island State Archives
Collection number:1995-430

Scope & content

The State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records include the campaign finance reports of Democratic, Independent, and Republican Candidates in the state of Rhode Island for the years 1974 through 2008. The records also include correspondence and attached reports filed by the candidate or designated campaign treasurer.

Arrangement

The State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records are arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1. Campaign Finance Records, 1974-2008

Historical note

The State Board of Elections was created per Public Law Chapter 825 in 1901 and was formerly known as the State Returning Board. The Board's authority is vested in the Rhode Island General Laws Title 17 (RIGL, §17-7-1. to §17-7-9.) In 1974, Title 17 of the General Laws of 1956 was amended with the passage of Public Law Chapter 298. This chapter entitled "Rhode Island Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act" imposed a limit on campaign expenditures used by candidates for general offices and required reporting of contributions and expenditures of all candidates for public office. For subsequent amendments see current updates of the General Laws of Rhode Island (RIGL§17-25-1. to §17-25-30.1.)

Access & Use

Access to the collection:No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.
Use of the materials:Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.
Preferred citation:State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records, 1995-430, Rhode Island State Archives.
Contact information: Rhode Island State Archives
Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION 
Acquisition:The State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Division Campaign Finance records were transferred on August 16, 1995.
Accruals:Additional accruals to these records are received regularly.
  • 2008 Campaign Finance Reports. Received: 2/02/2011. Accession: 2011-06
  • 2007 Campaign Finance Reports. Received: 1/14/2010. Accession: 2010-03
  • 2006 Campaign Finance Reports. Received: 1/22/2009. Accession: 2009-01
  • 2004-2005 Campaign Finance Reports. 1998 Matching Public Funds. 2002-2005 Political Action Committees. Received:9/17/2007 and 12/28/2007. Accession: 2007-56
  • 2003 Campaign Finance Reports. Received: January 13, 2006. Accession: 2006-03
  • 2002 Campaign Finance Reports. Received: March 2, 2005. Accession:2005-08
  • 1990-2001 Campaign Finance Records. 1999-2001 - Individual Reports. 1990-1998 - Political Action Committees. Received: May 19 and 20, 2004. Accession: 2004-30.
  • 1998-1999 Campaign Finance Records. Received: December 4, 2002. Accession:2002-59
  • 1997 Campaign Finance Records. Received: August 24, 2001. Accession: 2001-76
  • 1994-1996 Campaign Finance Records. Received: March 28, 2000. Accession: 2000-19
  • 1986 Campaign Finance Records. Received: September 29, 1999. Accession: 1999-90
  • 1988 Campaign Finance Records. Received: August 12, 1999. Accession: 1999-66
  • 1988-1991 Campaign Finance Records. Received: May 29, 1996. Accession: 1996-42
  • 1992-1993 Campaign Finance Records. Received: January 13, 1998. Accession: 1998-6
  • 1994 Matching Public Funds. Received: September 21, 1995. Accession: 1995-471
  • 1985-1994 Michael Traficante Campaign Finance Reports. Received: August 16, 1995. Accession: 1995-430
  • 1974-1987 Campaign Finance Records. Accession numbers and dates received are unknown.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID 
Author:Finding aid prepared by Kate Telford.
Encoding:Finding aid encoded by Kate Telford 2009 August 04
Descriptive rules:Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. Campaign Finance Reports
Box 1-174

ContainerDescriptionDate
Box 1-191Campaign Finance Reports
Contents Note: Campaign Finance Reports are submitted by the candidates or designated campaign treasurers on the following Board of Election Forms:

CCER-1 - Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Reports

CCER-2 - Schedule of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures

CCER-3 - Appointment or Designation of Campaign Treasurer

CCER-4 - Treasurer's Affidavit (less than $200.00 received from a single source)

CCER-5 - Treasurer's Affidavit (more than $200.00/less than $5000.00 received from a single source)

CCER-6 -

MPF-1 - Statement of Candidate Under Section 17-25-19 of the Rhode Island General Law Relating to Public Funding of Campaigns for Candidates for General Office.

MFP-2 - Summary Report to the Board of Elections Under the Regulations Relating to Sections 17-25-21 and 17-25-24 of the General Laws.

MFP-3 - Request of Candidate for General Office for Payment of Public Funds Under Sections 17-25-18 through 17-25-29 of the General Laws.

MFP-4 - Affidavit of Candidate for General Office to Accompany Request for Payment of Public Funds Under Sections 17-25-18 through 17-25-29 of the General Laws.

MFP-5 - Special Report of Receipts and Expenditures Under the Public Funding Provisions of Sections 17-25-18 through 17-25-29 of the General Laws.

MFP-5A - Receipts.

MFP-5B - Expenditures.

Campaign Finance Records are arranged by year and political party in the following subseries 1999 and prior:

1. General Officers (Note: Some reports of candidate for general office may be filed under the municipality where the candidate resides.)

2. Senate - Districts 1-50

3. House - Districts 1-100

4. Municipalities (Cities and Towns)

5. Rhode Island Democratic State Committee Annual Reports

7. Cool Moose Party Annual Reports

8. Matching Funds

9. Extensions [requests]

10. On-Going Filings - generally filed after an election on even numbered years.

Starting in 2000, filings are arranged A-Z by name of candidate or entity/municipal name.

1974-2008