Setting up direct deposit

If you are in an eligible jurisdiction, you may be able to set up direct deposit from your ActBlue dashboard. Please note that we are currently making this feature available to more jurisdictions, and you may not yet see the option on your dashboard. 

To get started, log in to your ActBlue account. In the Settings section of your left navigation bar, click on “Financial Settings.”

From the Financial Settings page, click “Add account info” to get started. 

Next, enter your bank account information:

  • Bank institution name
  • Account number

Add your routing number and upload a picture of a bank document, such as a bank statement. Make sure the document is not handwritten and includes the following:

  • Your full bank account number
  • Your bank’s nine-digit routing number
  • The name of the banking institution
  • The name of the account owner (i.e. your committee name)

Click “Submit for review.” It can take a few business days to verify your bank information, and you’ll receive an email from ActBlue when it’s complete. You can also check the status of your submission on the Financial Settings page. 

About direct deposit disbursements:

  • ActBlue is unable to issue direct deposit disbursements for amounts exceeding $100,000. If you have enrolled in direct deposit and your pending funds exceed $100,000 on your scheduled disbursement day, we will issue your disbursement as a check.
  • Once a direct deposit disbursement is issued, it cannot be voided or canceled, and we can’t reissue the funds until ActBlue receives confirmation from our bank that the direct deposit failed, which could take up to a week from the issue date.
  • It may take 2-4 business days for your disbursement funds to be available in your bank account. If your campaign finance regulators require that funds be physically in your bank account to report them, you may need them disbursed via a different transfer method. You can request this by emailing at least two business days in advance to ensure we can accommodate your request.