Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
Yes. All committees must keep accurate records of contributions and expenditures regardless of whether the committee filed over or under the $1,000 threshold. If the threshold is exceeded, full disclosure of activity will be required. Be mindful that money spent from your personal funds count toward the threshold and must be tracked.
Show All Answers
Find information about campaign finance, including the most recent version of the Campaign Finance Manual, on the State's website.
Within ten days of one of the following:
Yes. All candidates are required to open a committee.
The full list of rules can be found in the Campaign Finance Manual (PDF).
Exceptions: A candidate, the candidate's spouse, and state, district or county political party executive committees may make unlimited contributions.
Contributions made in the name of another are prohibited.
No. It is required that campaign funds be maintained in a bank account that is used exclusively by the political committee. Many banks will require that you obtain an EIN number from the IRS to open the account. EIN numbers can be obtained by going to the IRS website or calling 800-829-4933.
If a candidate purchases $400 in signs for the committee using personal funds, that amount would be recorded on two separate forms.
The reasoning behind reporting the amount as both a contribution and a disbursement is to recognize the value of the transaction even though funds did not flow through the bank.
Yes. Anonymous contributions are prohibited. If you hold a fundraiser and sell hot dog plates for $5 and drinks for $1, you must have the name, address, and phone number of each person who buys a plate or a drink and keep track of how much money they give.