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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 3, 2020 Special Municipal Election Campaign Finance Filing Dates

Report Filing Date

Report Covers From

Report Covers To

September 1, 2020

August 1, 2020

August 27, 2020

October 1, 2020

August 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

October 30, 2020

September 29, 2020

October 26, 2020

December 3, 2020

October 27, 2020

December 3, 2020

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