Campaign Finance Filing Information
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.
May 16, 2023 Mayoral Run-off Election
The Mayoral Run-off Election filing cycle runs from April 14, 2023 through June 11, 2023. Once a candidate raises or spends $20 or more towards their campaign, they must start filing campaign finance reports.
Campaign Finance Filing Dates
|Filing Date||Report Starting||Report Ending|
|April 14, 2023||March 27, 2023||April 10, 2023|
|May 1, 2023||April 11, 2023||April 25, 2023|
|May 12, 2023||April 26, 2023||May 8, 2023|
|June 15, 2023||May 9, 2023||June 11, 2023|