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Registering As A Lobbyist

The office of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has launched a new Lobbyist Information Portal. The following is a guide on how to register new entities, lobby firms and lobbyists.

  1. Create a new entity account
  2. Add a lobby firm
  3. Add a lobbyist
  4. Accept a lobbyist firm request
  5. Accept a lobbyist request

Create a New Entity Account

Launch the LobbyTracker website

 

  • Under "Other links", click on "Entity Registration"
  • Search for your entity in the yellow box
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  • If your entity is not listed, enter it into the “Entity Name” field
  • Search for the “Primary Contact” by last name in the yellow box
  • If listed, select the person’s name.
  • If not listed, enter the name using the proper name fields
  • Enter all requested contact information
  • Enter the security code
  • Click “Submit”
  • Retrieve the temporary password from your email
  • Login to the program
  • Change your password
  • Enter the contact information for the “Primary Contact”
  • Enter the contact information for the Entity
  • If you would like to add an Authorized User fill out the contact information in the “Users” section
  • In the “Set Role” field select “Authorized User”
  • Select “Submit”

Add a Lobby Firm

Login to the LobbyTracker system

  • Select “Lobby Firm” from the left-hand side of the dashboard
  • Select “Add New Firm”
  • Search for Firm
  • If on the list, select the firm
    • Select “Type of Lobbying”
    • Enter “Start” and “End” dates
    • Click continue
  • If NOT on the list
    • Enter Name
    • Select “Type of Lobbying”
    • Enter “Start” and “End” dates
    • Click continue
  • Enter the terms of compensation
  • Select “Add Compensation”
  • Enter the topic(s)
  • Select “Add Topic”
  • Enter the bill(s), if known
  • Select “Add Bills”
  • Select Continue
  • Review registration
  • Agree to certification page
  • Select “Send to Lobby Firm”

Add a Lobbyist

This is for either an Entity or a Firm.

Login to the LobbyTracker website

  • Select “Lobbyist” from the left-hand side of the dashboard
  • Select “Add New Lobbyist”
  • Search for Firm
  • If on the list, select the firm
    • Enter the email address
    • Select “Type of Lobbying”
    • Enter “Start” and “End” dates
    • Click continue
  • If NOT on the list
    • Enter the first and last name
    • Enter the email address
    • Select “Type of Lobbying”
    • Enter “Start” and “End” dates
    • Click continue
  • Enter the terms of compensation
  • Select “Add Compensation”
  • Enter the topic(s)
  • Select “Add Topic”
  • Enter the bill(s), if known
  • Select “Add Bills”
  • Select Continue
  • Review registration
  • Agree to certification page
  • Select “Send to Lobbyist”

Accept a Lobby Firm Request

If you are already a registered firm

Login to the LobbyTracker website

  • On your dashboard select the “Review” button under “Registrations Awaiting your Certification”
  • Review registration request
  • Confirm the certification page
  • Select Accept or Decline
    • If you Decline, please enter your reason for declining the request
    • This message will be forwarded to the entity

If you are a NEW lobby firm

Login to the LobbyTracker website using your email and temporary password emailed to you

  • Enter the contact information for the “Primary Contact”
  • Enter the contact information for the “Entity”
  • If you would like to add an Authorized User, fill out the contact information in the “Users” section
  • In the “Set Role” field, select “Authorized User”
  • Select “Submit”
  • On your dashboard, select the “Review” button under “Registrations Awaiting your Certification”
  • Review registration request
  • Confirm the certification page
  • Select Accept or Decline
    • If you Decline, please enter your reason for declining the request
    • This message will be forwarded to the entity

Accept a Lobbyist Request

If you are already a registered lobbyist

Login to the LobbyTracker website

  • On your dashboard select the “Review” button under “Registrations Awaiting your Certification”
  • Review registration request
  • Confirm the certification page
  • Select Accept or Decline
    • If you Decline, please enter your reason for declining the request
    • This message will be forwarded to the entity

If you are a NEW lobbyist

Login to the LobbyTracker website using your email and temporary password emailed to you

  • Enter the contact information for the lobbyist
  • Enter the contact information for the “Entity”
  • If you would like to add an Authorized User, fill out the contact information in the “Users” section
  • In the “Set Role” field, select “Authorized User”
  • Select “Submit”
  • On your dashboard, select the “Review” button under “Registrations Awaiting your Certification”
  • Review registration request
  • Confirm the certification page
  • Select Accept or Decline
    • If you Decline, please enter your reason for declining the request
    • This message will be forwarded to the entity
BADGES
Lobbyist Type Needs Badge Pay Registration Fee ($5.00)
Standard
Limited    
Governmental  
Executive    

Badges can be picked up at the Public Information Division, Room 38 - Basement Level in the State House.

Registration Fees can be paid by Cash or Check at the Public Information Division.