Certain states and localities have campaign finance regulations that require ActBlue to operate through merchant accounts in order to legally operate in these jurisdictions. On our Pricing Page, you can find a list of states and localities that have such requirements.

**ActBlue operates through merchant accounts ONLY in jurisdictions that legally require them**

A merchant account is an electronic payment processor that will enable your committee to accept credit and debit card transactions online. Our platform is designed to work exclusively with merchant accounts provided by Vantiv Worldpay, our payment processing partner. Funds you raise through ActBlue will be processed through your Vantiv Worldpay merchant account and deposited directly into your bank account.

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Transfers to your Bank Account

Here you’ll find a table detailing when you can expect to see donations processed through ActBlue hit your committee’s bank account: Settlement Schedule Each settlement will display as a…

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Merchant Account Fees

For some local and state races, the laws require you to have your own merchant account. Below is the fee structure for merchant accounts with ActBlue. With a Vantiv Worldpay merchant account,…

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Requirements and Setup

To begin the merchant account setup process, you’ll need both of the following: Bank Account for your campaign or committee, where all of the donations you raise using  ActBlue…

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Payment Types

With a Vantiv Worldpay merchant account, you will be able to accept donations through ActBlue made using the following debit and credit card types (including donations made with Apple…

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Merchant Account Provider Information

Third Party Presenter:ActBlue, LLC 366 Summer Street Somerville, MA 02144 Merchant Services Processor:Vantiv, LLC 8500 Governors Hill Drive Symmes Township, OH 45249-1384 Acquiring Bank:Fifth Third Bank 38 Fountain Square…

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Reconciliation Guide

All the information you need to reconcile your Vantiv Worldpay deposits and report your donation activity can be found either in the “Reporting” tab of your Dashboard or through the…

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