Launch of sleek campaign finance reporting system

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  • Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane has launched the Sunshine system for campaign finance reporting.
  • Sunshine aims to bring transparency, accessibility, and accountability to campaign finance in Idaho.

Idaho Secretary of State Phil McGrane has announced the launch of a new system called Sunshine for reporting campaign finance donations and expenditures for political candidates and political action committees (PACs). The system also provides data for the public to track political influence in Idaho.

The Sunshine system, designed to enhance transparency, accessibility, and accountability in campaign finance, offers a search feature that allows users to easily access data. The 2023 year-end report, as well as data for candidates running in 2024 and state candidates, can be found on the new Sunshine portal.

Local candidates who are not on the ballot in 2024 will continue to file the 2023 annual report in the previous campaign finance system. Data for those candidates, along with historical data, can still be accessed at until it is migrated to the new platform.

Federal campaign finance data, on the other hand, can be found on the Federal Election Commission website.

Secretary of State Phil McGrane expressed his excitement about the launch of Sunshine and stated that it marks a significant milestone in their efforts to enhance transparency in Idaho’s electoral process. With easy access to campaign finance information, McGrane believes that voters will be empowered, and a more open and accountable political landscape will be promoted.

For more information, visit the Sunshine portal.

Source: Bonner County Daily Bee