The Missouri Ethics Commission takes another step forward in its effort to make information easily accessible by computer. On the heels of the Commission’s release of four web videos designed to help lobbyists comply with state rules and regulations the agency has now unveiled two more web tutorials – these ones aimed at helping candidates and campaigns comply with election laws.

“We continually work to improve the information that we provide to our filers and to the public,” said Ethics Commission Executive Director Julie Allen in an interview with the Missourinet. “We’ve released two campaign finance tutorials on our web site. One is Candidate Reporting Requirements and the other one is about Forming a Campaign Finance Committee.”

The web tutorials, each lasting about 10 minutes, are of benefit to candidates and to those working on campaigns. Allen says they serve a great purpose and are cost effective.

“It’s available 24/7 for anyone that wants to go to our website,” said Allen. “It doesn’t require them to come to Jefferson City to get the information and it’s just one more tool for them to have in order to see what they need to do to comply with some of the campaign finance laws.

The tutorials are available on the Ethics Commission’s training page. Additional training topics, web training, and online tutorials will be available in the near future.

Audio: Steve Walsh report (:60 MP3)