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Financial Disclosure Reports

Candidates will now file quarterly financial disclosure reports. The first one is a Pre-Election Report. The pre-election report covers the period from the time that the person became a candidate to the 10 days before the election.

In the Financial Disclosure report, any contribution valued at more than $100 must be recorded on the report, which will include the contributor’s name, address, how much money was contributed, and, if possible, the contributor’s occupation.

If a candidate is seeking an office for which service is part-time, compensation is less than $1,000 a month, and the candidate does not spend more than $1,000 to get elected to office, the candidate does not have to file campaign disclosure statements, unless the office sought is a Chief Administrative Office.

Where to File a Financial Disclosure Report

Office Candidate is Seeking
Office Where Report is to be Filed
State Senator
Registry of Election Finance
State Representative
Registry of Election Finance
Local County and City Offices
County Election Commission

Semi-Annual Reporting

Any candidate with an open account must file a semi-annual supplemental report during the years when the candidate does not have an election. An open account means that there was something other than zero entered beside balance on hand, total loans outstanding, or total obligations outstanding on the previously filed report.

For semi-annual reporting, the first reporting period ends on January 15 and the report is due on January 31. The second reporting period ends on June 30 and the report is due on July 15. If it is the candidate’s election year, the candidate must file quarterly reports in addition to the pre-primary and pre-general reports.