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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2010

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announces modernization of Indiana Campaign Finance website; upgrade includes expanded searching and exporting functions

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announced today that his office’s online campaign finance reporting and research tool has been upgraded and re-launched for the 2010 election season. Indiana Campaign Finance online now offers vastly expanded capabilities for voters, media and others interested in knowing how candidates for statewide offices raise and spend money for their campaigns. 

“Voters and taxpayers want more transparency in the elections process, and this site delivers it,” said Secretary Rokita. “It’s a simple and intuitive tool voters can use to be better informed about the choices before them – by finding out who is backing candidates and how the money they raise is being spent.”

Voters can use improved and added search options to obtain more comprehensive information about the individuals and organizations that contribute to campaigns as well as the campaign committees themselves. This expanded database includes the most recent reports, annual totals and complete lifetime contribution and spending histories for all campaign committees.

In addition, for the first time, voters will be able to generate reports on all contributions and expenditures for all candidates involved in a race for a specific statewide office.

The updated site is found at www.campaignfinance.in.gov and also on the Secretary of State’s web site, www.in.gov/sos. It will provide information on candidates for statewide and state legislative offices, political party committees and other committees that support or oppose state candidates or public questions.

Campaign finance reports for federal races are available from the Federal Election Commission online at www.fec.gov, and for local races can be obtained from the office of each county’s clerk. 

Media Contact: Jim Gavin, 317.233.8655, jgavin@sos.in.gov

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