The NC State Board of Elections has developed and is constantly maintaining and improving free software that enables the storing of all campaign information required by the state. There are also several third-party products that create files that meet the file format requirements.
This software is only supported on the following windows operating platforms:
The software is not supported to run over a network. This is a stand alone application.
When filing a report electronically, you must send the file via diskette or email in a proper file format that the NC SBE can accept.
Important Note for Vista and Windows 7 Operating System users
Once you have completed your installation of our software, Vista and Windows 7 users must run the software as an administrator in order for it to work correctly with your operating system. To change your software so that you permanently run as an administrator, right click on the CF Remote icon on your desktop and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and, under privilege level, check the box that says Run this Program as an Administrator. Select Apply and then OK. When you open your software you will get a message asking you to allow the program to run.
Listed below are all the files related to the Campaign Finance Remote Filing Software. Also, please download and read the instruction guide. It contains information on how to use the software and the appendix has the steps you should follow for important procedures, such as filing a report electronically.
NOTE: The Remote Software has currently only been thoroughly tested to work on Windows 2000 and XP.
|Description||File Name||Version||Size||Last Updated|
CF Remote Software
* This is the entire installation of the remote software in one single file.
|Download Now||4.2.41||49.1 MB||02-01-2013|
CF Remote Software - Instruction Guide
* This is the remote software instruction guide to help you get started using the software.
|Download Now||1.0.7||7.32 MB||06-09-2008|
Instead, if you use some other means to keep track of campaign finances besides the software provided by NC State Board of Elections, then these are the viable layouts of an import file. The file then gets imported into the central database. If you create a file in this format, then the central system can read your file, which can be submitted in electronic format. The example that is contained is by no means a real candidate or committee. It is simply an example which to show the format. Note: There is no intention to include an import tool to enable other software's data to be imported into the CF Remote software.
In addition to the Import File Format, the CFD Validation Utility is a validation tool that can be used to read the import file and assist verifying that it is in the correct format before submitting.
|Description||File Name||Size||Last Updated||Important Information|
|Import File Format v4.12||Download Now||52.1 KB||08/27/2012||This file is a compressed file that contains an excel workbook with field definitions and a sample import file.|
|CFD Validation Utility v1.13||Download Now||2.79 MB||02/01/2013||This file will install the CFD Validation Utility for use to assist in verifying the format of import files.|
Campaign Finance Remote Software
These topics are not intended to replace either the CF Remote Software User Guide or the CF Remote Software Help Files. They are intended as an enhancement to the materials already available to electronic filers.