New Online Filing System Accelerates Nebraska Candidate and Ballot Committees’ Process
LINCOLN, Neb. - 10/28/2010
The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (NADC) in partnership with Nebraska.gov, has launched a free, online filing system for candidate and ballot question committees. The new system allows for the electronic filing of campaign statements (commonly referred to as Form B-1). Approximately 1,000 candidate campaign statements and 95 ballot question statements are filed in Nebraska each year.
Under the previous system, NADC spent almost 80 hours per week to file statements manually. The new online system will allow statements to be filed within the hour received, as opposed to one or two business days under the old system. In addition, the new electronic filing system provides:
- Faster processing: Committees can eliminate paper by filing online. Once filed, there is instant access to web versions.
- Quicker information: With reports online, filings can be completed closer to the due date, without incurring late fees or penalties. Information will also be accessible to the public more quickly.
- Fewer data entry errors: Data entry errors are avoided due to the many edit checks in place.
- Agency benefits: The online filing eliminates NADC’s manual, paper data entry and automatically transfers information to an administrative interface.
“This is a real benefit to the filers, the public, and our office staff,” said Frank Daley, executive director of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. “The Commission receives numerous reports in an election year. With a small staff this can be a challenge. The new online system will provide us with several efficiencies.”
The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission administers and enforces Nebraska’s campaign finance laws, lobbying laws, and conflict of interest laws. Funding for this project has been provided by a grant from the Nebraska State Records Board.
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