“Following the Money” 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Using the “Maryland Campaign Reporting Information System” to find out who contributed to a candidate, how much, and when.
Find the “Receiving Committee” box on the left side of the page
Type in the last name of the candidate (for example, “Gutierrez”) — then review what pops up
Select the “active” account for “Montgomery County” — sometimes there may only be one “active” account; make sure the name (first name and last name) exactly matches the candidate you are interested in
Click the “Search” button in the middle of the page
Find the format icons on the left side of the middle of the page — they are just below the “Search” button and just above the line that says “Drag a column …” They stand for:
- (Microsoft) Word
… and they look like this:
Select one of the buttons (we recommend the red “PDF” button) and the file will be downloaded to your computer
Find your computer’s “Downloads” folder. Open the folder and click on the file to open it.