Lobbying Registration

First-Time Registrants

To register as a lobbyist for the first time, please review the Quick Tips below for information on completing LD forms, obtaining a Senate password, and downloading the required software. In addition, you must complete the first section of the LD-1 form as listed below:

  1. Click the New Registrant checkbox if you are NOT registered for any lobbying
  2. Enter the Effective Date of Registration. This is the date the registrant is retained by the client or first makes a lobbying contact, whichever is earlier.
  3. Enter the Senate ID. Enter your Senate user ID in the Senate ID field.

See an Example Form

Register New Clients

Please review the Quick Tips below for information on completing LD forms, and downloading the required software. To register a new client, you must complete the first section of the LD-1 form as listed below:

  1. Click the New Client for Existing Registrant checkbox.
  2. Enter the Effective Date of Registration. This is the date the registrant is retained by the client or first makes a lobbying contact, whichever is earlier.
  3. In the Senate ID field, enter all of the numbers before the hyphen in your Senate ID. This number is also the user ID you received when you applied for your Senate password.
  4. In the House ID field, enter the registrant portion of your House ID. This is the first five digits of your House ID. (See Understanding House ID Numbers for additional help)

See an Example Form

Download Template Forms

Currently active lobbying registrants can download Template Forms pre-filled with your registrant name, address, client and House ID number.

Registrant Name:

Lobby Registration Form LD-1

click to download Lobby Registration Form LD1Download Blank Form

Locate your Senate ID

To locate your Senate ID, please visit http://senate.gov/lobby/

Quick Tips

Please see the related articles section for more information on any of the topics listed below.


Before You Begin

Technical Requirements:

Your computer must be configured with the following:
  • A Web browser (Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher, Netscape version 7.0 or higher, or Firefox version 1.0 or higher)
  • IBM Workplace Viewer software
  • Blank or pre-populated IBM Workplace forms
  • An Internet connection

Completing Forms

To avoid commonly reported problems

Use the pre-populated templates that contain your registrant name, client name, House ID, and contact information. These forms are available in the Forms and Software section of this Web site. Senate IDs and passwords are also required to file electronically.

To complete your form

A header is available at the top of each form to move to different pages in your form, delete pages, and to access help. Buttons are available in the appropriate location to insert new issue, addendum, and update pages as you need them.


Signing and Filing Forms

Use the signature button to sign your form

Remember to review your form before signing it. Required fields are highlighted in yellow, and fields that are not valid are highlighted in red. When you are ready to sign your form, click the button on the signature line. Any errors in your form will be displayed by page and line number. You must correct these fields before you can sign and submit your form.

Click the Sign button to enter your name and Senate password

The IBM Workplace Viewer will display the message “No Signature” when you click the signature line. This message refers to the status of your form, which has not been signed yet. To sign your document, click the “Sign” button and enter the signer name, the Senate password, then enter the password a second time to confirm it.

Senate Passwords are now required to sign your forms

You may file your forms with both the House and Senate using version 6.0.0 of the lobbying disclosure forms and your Senate password. If you have not obtained your Senate password, please contact the Senate Office of Public Records.

Forms are now filed with both the House and Senate at the same time

Lobbying Disclosure forms version 6.0.0 are filed with both the House and Senate by clicking the “File with Congress” button. A single receipt confirmation will be displayed in a browser window when it has been received. Submitted forms will be processed by each chamber and you will receive additional information regarding the status of your filing from the House and Senate separately.

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