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Welcome to the Home Page of the Michigan Electronic Reporting and Tracking System, otherwise known as MERTS. Please consider this site your "Web portal" for all things MERTS.

What is MERTS?

MERTS is a software application designed to allow state level committees that file with the Michigan Secretary of State - Bureau of Elections, to file required campaign finance statements electronically over the Internet or other removable medium. Original and amended campaign statements may be filed using this software.


Look for a new, mobile ready, electronic filing application for filing original and amendments to the Statement of Organization for State filers. The electronic Statement of Organization application (e-SofO) will also be accessible via mobile devices. After electronically filing an original e-SofO for a new committee, the filer will simply need to forward a signed original to the Bureau of Elections. This mail-in/hand delivery requirement will apply to certain types of amendments when filing an amended e-SofO. Existing committees can use the system to file amendments after requesting an access code to the data already on file.

Stay tuned. This is the first step in a series of upcoming changes to our campaign finance electronic filing system.

Entering contributions and expenditures into the MERTS Candidate software is easier than ever before. See a video on using the new MERTS Candidate transaction interface.

Get the free mobile app to search and summarize Michigan's eFiled campaign-finance reports.

See Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's announcement.
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What can I find here?

From this site, you can download the MERTS software, access documentation, signup for a training session, obtain materials, as well as contact the MERTS helpdesk. Prospective MERTS software vendors can also find information here about how their software can be made compatible with the MERTS file layout.

From this site, you can also access general information on Campaign Finance Disclosure materials.

Do you need help?

The MERTS FAQ, MERTS User Guide or an online training session may help, otherwise the MERTS Helpdesk is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST (closed on state holidays) to assist you with any problems or questions you may have. These hours are extended during filing periods. However, all campaign finance related questions must be directed to the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

Contact the helpdesk at (517) 999-3468 (EGOV), or e-mail to Please note this is a voicemail system, wewill make every attempt to return your call as promptly as possible during normal business hours.

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