Welcome to the new CFB website!
This document will help you get started
Your first arrival at the new site
If this is your first arrival at the new site, it may be because you tried to go to the home page of the Board's old site. All visitors are being redirected to the new site. The old site is no longer being kept up to date and will be removed from the internet and search engines in the coming weeks.
If you had resources on the old site that you can't find on the new site, or have general questions, comments, or suggestions, send an email to email@example.com
Site orientationThe new site is generally oriented by the type of resource you are looking for.
Access resources by using one of the top level types:
- Filer resources
Use this tab to complete filing actions, find filing forms, and find help on any matter relevant to a person who has to file something with the Board.
- Citizen resources
Use this tab for general information about the Board and its programs. Here you can find out about upcoming and previous Board meetings, view meeting materials, find out about enforcement actions taken by the Board, and more.
- Reports and Data
This tab provides access to live online data that you can query plus printable PDF reports. For more about this tab, see the more detailed section below.
This tab provides access to both printed and online material that may be of use to persons involved or interested in the Board's programs.
The mega menu conceptThis site uses the concept of a mega menu, which is a single viewing pane that lets you see all of your options without a lot of clicks or zig-zagging through a menu tree. Mouse over or click on a top-level menu item and a display pane will drop showing you all of the pages available through that heading. Do some exploring on your own to see what's available and where to find it.
Reports & data
We've built a lot of power into our reports and data features and we've created a separate guide to help you become a pro at data access. You can find it here: [Future link].
Briefly, there are four main data access functions:
The search menu items allow you to inquire into campaign finance data from various viewpoints. For example, you can inquire into independent expenditures either based on who the spender was or who the affected candidate was.
- All names search
This search feature lets you enter the name of any person, which includes individuals, businesses, and other entities. The search returns a page showing you all of the various ways in which that person is involved with the Board. From the return page, you can click on any of the relationships to get more information about how that person is related to a Board program.
The viewers are generally organized by program and allow you to enter a filer's name and get more detailed information about that filer, including access to filed reports.