Campaign Finance

Local candidates and committees file all campaign finance reports with the City Clerk. This includes candidate committees, as well as local political and issue committees.

Candidates must form a candidate committee to accept contributions and make expenditures under the authority of that candidate, unless they opt to be a standalone candidate who does not accept contributions and only spends their own money. Candidate committees must register with the City Clerk's Office before accepting contributions or making expenditures.

There are standard reporting deadlines for all candidates and committees, noted in the election calendar above. In addition, additional reports may be required depending upon specific campaign activities.

For more information about campaign finance law and reporting requirements, review the following resources:

Campaign Finance Forms

All campaign finance forms are available to on the Secretary of State's website. Most forms have both a PDF and Word version ready to download.

The most commonly used forms for local candidates are also available to download below, as fillable PDFs. A spreadsheet version of the Contributions and Expenditures Packet is also available below.

Campaign Finance Documents

Campaign finance documents are located in the City’s digital repository