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Who Must Report Campaign Related Financial Information?

There are three main types of people or organizations that are required to follow campaign finance law regarding municipal elections.

  • Candidate or Candidate Committee – A candidate committee is formed by a candidate to assist in their effort to get elected. For the purposes of Campaign Finance reporting, candidates and candidate committees are treated equally and will be referred to as candidates throughout the remainder of this FAQ.
  • Political Committee – A political committee is an organization, separate from the candidates themselves, whose goal is to either assist in getting a person or group of persons elected or to prevent a person or group of persons from getting elected.
  • Issue Committee – An issue committee is an organization whose goal is to either assist in getting an issue on the ballot passed or to prevent an issue on the ballot from getting passed.
    • Small Issue Committee – A Small Issue Committee is a classification of issue committee that has a smaller amount of contributions or expenditures. Their reporting requirements are based on the total contributions or expenditures for an election cycle and those reporting requirements may change mid-cycle if specific requirements are met.

November 5, 2019 Special Municipal Election Campaign Finance Filing Dates

Report Deadline

Report Covers From

Report Covers To

September 3, 2019

August 1, 2019

August 29, 2019

October 1, 2019

August 30, 2019

September 26, 2019

November 1, 2019

September 27, 2019

October 28, 2019

December 5, 2019

October 29, 2019

December 5, 2019

All Elected officials and those candidates with open campaign finance accounts must file an annual report by April 30th each year.