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Frequently Asked Questions

Creating An Account

The first step for every person using LobbyTracker to register and file reports is to create your account. This is done on the welcome page.

  1. Click the "Create Account" tab at the top of the page.
  2. Enter your desired username.
  3. Enter your desired password and confirm it - be sure to select a password that will be easy for you to remember but difficult for others to figure out.
  4. Select your user type
    1. Select Entity if you are an individual or organization that is using the services of a lobbyist or lobby firm
    2. Select Lobby Firm if you are the individual filing reports of behalf of a lobby firm
    3. Select Lobbyist if you are an individual that is performing the lobbying duties, whether as an employee of a lobby firm, an employee of an entity or a contract lobbyist that does not associate with a firm.
  5. Click Create New Account
    If your desired username is available, your account will be created, and you will be back on the welcome screen. Here, you can log in to the account using the username and password you just created.  If your desired username is not available, you will be required to complete steps 2-5 again using a different username.

Logging In To The System

The default screen on the system if you are not currently logged in is the welcome screen.

On the welcome screen you can enter your username and password to login to the system.

If you cannot remember your password, you can click the "Forgot Your Password?" link to request that it be sent to the e-mail address entered when the account was created.

When you are logged in to the LobbyTracker system, you can tell if you are logged in as an entity, lobbyist or a lobby firm by looking at the top of the screen.  If you are logged in as an entity, the title of the screen will show:

 

The title will change if you are logged in as an lobbyist or a lobby firm.

Contact Information

First thing you should do when you log in to LobbyTracker is update your contact information.  This is done under the information tab at the top of the screen.  If you are logged in as an entity, you will click on the Entity Information Tab.  If you are logged in as a lobbyist, you will click on the Lobbyist Information Tab.Complete the form and click the   button at the bottom of the screen.  You can edit this form at any time.

Linking a Lobbyist to a Lobby Firm

If a lobbyist has a relationship with an entity where the entity pays a business for lobbying and that business employs a lobbyist, the business is a lobby firm.  The lobbyist will need to add an association to that lobby firm in the Lobby Tracker System.

Log in to the LobbyTracker System as a Lobbyist.

Click on the Lobby Firms Tab.

 

Your screen should show that you have no Lobby Firm associations. 

 

If you need to add an association with a lobby firm, choose the firm from the list and click the   button.  If the lobby firm you need to associate with is not listed, there may be two problems. 1) The Lobby Firm does not have an account. 2) The Lobby Firm has an account but the contact information has not been updated.  Click here for instructions on updating the contact information.

If you have checked these two possibilities and the firm is still not showing up in the list, please contact the Public Information Division.

If the firm is listed and you clicked the   button, you should see the name of the firm in the middle of the screen with a   button.  You can click this at any time to remove a lobby firm association.

Now that you have created your account, click here to learn how to register as a lobbyist.