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. If you are a new software user, or a current user that has some basic questions, take a look at the Campaign Finance Software Help Topics section below. We have put together step-by-step instructions for some of the basic processes for using the Campaign Finance Software. There is also a guide available by click the following link Electronic Filing Software Manual.
The Reporting software is a stand-alone application built for the Windows operating system; there is no support for setting up the application to run over a network. The following Windows operating platforms are supported, but the software will operate on various Windows operating platforms (including Windows 10):
- Windows XP SP3
- Windows 7 32bit
To electronically file a report: Send the export file via CD or email in the proper file format as specified by the NCSBE; otherwise it cannot be accepted.
- Install Note and Software Download
- Previous Versions/Release Dates
Download the software file listed below in order to use the Campaign Finance Filing Software.
The Installation for the CF Remote software has been redesigned due to installation issues. As a result, a new installation has been created. Any user running a version of the CF Remote software that is version 4.2.41 or older will need to:
- Backup their database (see "Back up your database" under Campaign Finance Remote Software Help Topics)
- Uninstall the CF Remote software (read the detailed instructions)
These steps above MUST be followed before installing the newest version.
|CF Remote Software
* This is the entire installation of the remote software in one single file (to download software click 'Download Now' or right click 'Download Now' and select 'open', then select 'run').
List of previous versions and their release dates over the past year:
Version Last Updated
If you use some other means to keep track of campaign finances other than 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.
|Import File Format v4.12
||This file is a compressed file that contains an excel workbook with field definitions and a sample import file.
|CFD Validation Utility v1.21
||This file will install the CFD Validation Utility for use to assist in verifying the format of import files.
These topics are not intended to replace the CF Remote Software Help Files. They are intended as an enhancement to the materials already available to electronic filers.