New Web-Based Electronic Filing System (EFS) — COMING SOON
The New York State Board of Elections is pleased to announce it will be transitioning all filers from its current Electronic Filing System (EFS) desktop application software to a new web-based system on Monday, January 25, 2021.
Please note, this is after the 2021 January Periodic report is due on January 15, 2021. All filers will use the current desktop EFS V.5.1 for the timely submission of the 2021 January Periodic report.
While the current EFS desktop application is only accessible on the device on which it was originally installed, the new web-based EFS system will be accessible from any desktop, laptop, or tablet device connected to the internet. The new system has been developed by the Board and tested both internally and by filers. It will feature a user-friendly dashboard interface where filers will be able to create, submit, and view disclosure reports.
Please be aware that the new web-based system will utilize an email address and password for filer log-in. Current filer IDs (the letter A or C followed by five digits) and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) will no longer be used.
If you have not provided the treasurer’s email address to the New York State Board of Elections already, please contact the Campaign Finance Call Center at (518) 474-8200 promptly to do so. A filer will be unable to submit disclosure reports without a valid email address once the new system launches.
Upon the application’s launch, filers will receive an email from the New York State Board of Elections at the verified email address provided to the Board in order to set up the candidate’s or committee’s account.
As the new web-based EFS is launched, the NYS Board of Elections will provide training to filers, both in a live webinar format and with posted videos. The NYS Board of Elections strongly encourages all filers to sign up for a webinar. Please note that these webinars will only focus on the new EFS software and will not cover all campaign finance issues.There are currently three live webinars scheduled:
- Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 10:00am
- Monday, February 8, 2021 — 1:30pm
- Thursday, February 25, 2021 — 10:30am
Additional webinar dates will be added after this initial launch. Keep checking the NYS Board of Elections website for further details.
In addition to our live webinars, the NYS Board of Elections has created a series of short videos for filers to learn how to use the new web-based system. The videos may be watched one right after the other as a full training session about the new web-based Electronic Filing System (EFS), or you may simply watch the topics which pertain to the specific questions you may have.
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If you have any questions about the new web-based EFS, please contact the Campaign Finance Call Center at (518) 474-8200 or email CFINFO@elections.ny.gov.
For technical support, please contact the Board’s IT Help Desk at (518) 473-4803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.