Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Requirements

NY State Election Law requires candidates and their political committees to file Financial Disclosure Statements.

The New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) receives all filings of state parties and all political committees supporting candidates for local and state offices. In addition, all state senate and assembly candidates are required to file their disclosure with the State Board even if it is solely contained within a single county. The state further requires that these filings are done in an electronic format created by software available on the New York State Board of Elections website. For information on how to set up those campaign committees, forms and state software or to see information about their filings, visit the Treasurer / Candidate Duties page.

Campaign Committees

Candidates and political committees are required to file in accordance with the calendar set forth by the state.**

Information on how to set up campaign committees can be obtained by calling 516-571-2411, sending us an email, or visiting us at:

240 Old Country Road
Fifth Floor
Mineola, NY 11501-4250

Campaign committees may be required to file with the IRS. Find more information on filing forms from the NYSBOE on their site or by downloading the handbook.

Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosure filings are open to public. These reports can be easily accessed through the New York State Board of Elections Campaign Finance website.

Candidates and political committees are required to file in accordance with the Campaign Finance Calendar set forth by the State.

2020 FILING CALENDAR


PRIMARY ELECTION JUNE 23, 2020

 

Report PeriodCut-Off DateFiling Date
32 Day Pre-PrimaryMay 18, 2020May 22, 2020
11 Day Pre-PrimaryJune 8, 2020June 12, 2020
Changed*
July Periodic 2020

July 11, 2020

July 15, 2020*

*Per regulation this year’s 10 Day Post-Primary Report is now coinciding with and to be included in the July Periodic.

24-Hour Notice: June 9, 2020 thru June 22, 2020**
Additional Independent Expenditure Reporting 24 Hour Notice:
May 24, 2020 thru June 22, 2020***

JULY 2020 PERIODIC REPORT

 

Report PeriodCut-Off DateFiling Date
July 2020 Periodic July 11, 2020July 15, 2020

GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 3, 2020

Report PeriodCut-Off DateFiling Date
32-Day Pre-General September 28, 2020October 2, 2020
11-Day Pre-General October 19, 2020October 23, 2020
27 Day Post-General* November 26, 2020November 30, 2020

24-Hour Notice: October 20, 2020 thru November 2, 2020**
Additional Independent Expenditure Reporting 24 Hour Notice:
October 4, 2020 thru November 2, 2020***
 
 
 
JANUARY 2021 PERIODIC REPORT
 
 
Report PeriodCut-Off DateFiling Date
 January 2021 PeriodicJanuary 11, 2021January 15, 2021
 
 NOTES  FOR FILERS:

*Campaign Material (or a disclaimer stating that no campaign materials have been produced) must be submitted with Post Election reports. All filers with NYS Board of Elections (NYSBOE) must send this campaign material or disclaimer by mail or at https://www.elections.ny.gov/CampaignMaterial.html.

** 24-Hour Notice -During these time periods, any contribution or loan, which exceeds $1,000, must be reported within 24-hours of receipt via fax or the NYSBOE website at https://cfapp.elections.ny.gov/ords/webuser/efs_24hr_notice_entry_form.  This same contribution or loan must also be reported on the associated Post Election report. 

***Additional Independent Expenditure Reporting Requirements - Independent Expenditure Committees have additional 24-hour notice and Weekly Notice requirements. Please refer to 14-107 (3) (b) and (c). https://www.elections.ny.gov/IndependentExpenditureReporting.html.

After submitting electronic reports, please visit the NYSBOE website to confirm receipt and accuracy of content at https://www.elections.ny.gov/recipientstextid.html. No report should have negative balance.

Web-based Electronic Filing System (EFS) is coming soon. Please visit https://www.elections.ny.gov

For complete information, time and place for filing campaign financial disclosure reports, you can contact the Board of Elections at (516) 571-2411 or contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-458-3453, or see Article 14 of the NYS Election Law and Part 6200 of the Rules and Regulations

PLEASE NOTE: The annual New York State Board of Elections’ Financial Seminar for Candidates, Political Clubs and Committees will not be held in-person. In its place will be a series of WEBINARS. The first three dates in their Webinar series is listed below.



Each webinar will include a PowerPoint presentation on campaign financial disclosure requirements as defined in New York State Election Law to assist candidates and committees in understanding the law and the disclosure process, as well as an interactive component where questions ma be asked.

 

Pre-registration can be made via the State’s website, www.lections.ny.gov, or by telephone at 1-800-458-3453 or 1- 518-474-8200. 



Report PeriodCut-Off DateFiling Date
32 Day Pre-PrimaryMay 20, 2019May 24, 2019
11 Day Pre-PrimaryJune 10, 2019June 14, 2019
27 Day Post-PrimaryJuly 1, 2019July 5, 2019
 
 
24-Hour Notice: June 11, 2019 thru June 24, 219** 
 
 
Additionally Independent Expenditure 24 Hour Notic:
 
 
 
May 26, 2019 thru June 24, 2019***