Candidate Registrations and Financial Filings

Financial information is public record

Reporting is required of all candidates and issue committees and is a matter of public record. Even if no contributions were received or no expenditures were made, reporting is still required and must be filed by the election calendar deadline of 5 p.m. 

All contributions, contributions in-kind, expenditures or obligations must be reported, with the name and address of each person and copies of receipts for all single expenditures exceeding $100.   

NOTE:  Issue Committees are not required to submit Contribution or expenditure reports until they "have accepted or made contributions or expenditures in excess of $2,500.00 to support or oppose any ballot issue or ballot question." (CRMC 2.01.510)

Quarterly filing dates for issue or candidate committees

After the election and until a termination report is filed, quarterly reporting is required for any open issue or candidate committees as follows:

  • Jan. 1 (Reporting Sept 27-Dec 27 for annual filings and Nov 17-Dec 27 for 2018 election)
  • April 1 (Reporting Dec 28-Mar 27)
  • July 1 (Reporting Mar 28-June 26)
  • Oct. 1 (Reporting June 27-Sep 26)

If the reporting day is on a weekend or a legal holiday, the report shall be filed by the close of the next business day. The reporting period closes five calendar days prior to the date the report is due.
Unexpended funds may be donated to a charitable organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or returned to the contributors.

Learn about the Fair Campaign Practices Act.

Financial Filings