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.

Effective September 2, 2009, from the amended regulation; filers that are required to file with NYSBOE and who actually do so, will not have to make a duplicate filing with the Nassau County Board of Elections. However, filers are still obligated to register their committees with the Nassau County Board of Elections. The NYSBOE periodic filings will satisfy their local filing obligation.

Campaign Committees

Campaign Finance Limits 2017

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 state or by inspection Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Board of Elections located at:

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

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

2018 FILING CALENDAR

Campaign Financial Disclosure
Please check www.elections.ny.gov for any change to this calendar

April 24, 2018 SPECIAL ELECTION

Assembly District 17


Report Period Cut-Off Date Filing Date
32 Day Pre-Election March 19, 2018 March 23, 2018
11 Day Pre-Election April 9, 2018 April 13, 2018
27 Day Post-Election May 17, 2018 May 21, 2018
24-Hour Notice: April 10 - April 24, 2018** 
During this time period any contribution or loan which exceeds $1,000 must be reported within 24-hours of receipt.  The same contributions or loan must also be reported in the 27- Day Post-Election report

Additional Independent Expenditure Reporting
 


Report Period Filing Period Dates
24-Hour Notice
Refer to Regulation 6200.10(d)
April 24, 2018
Special Election
March 25 - April 24, 2018

 JULY PERIODIC REPORT

Report Period Cut-Off-Date Filing Date
July 2018 Periodic July 12, 2018 July 16, 2018


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. Local filers that are only required to file with their local boards of elections must continue to file this material with that office.

The criteria for termination are:
A) All previously required Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports must have been filed to date;
B) All outstanding loans and liabilities must have been repaid or forgiven, and required letters of indebtedness/forgiveness must have been submitted;
C) The campaign bank account must have an ending cash balance of $0, which also must be reflected in the final filed disclosure report.

For NYSBOE filers, a final itemized disclosure report using the Electronic Filing System (EFS) Software must be submitted electronically, or a No-Activity report, if applicable, must be filed online at www.elections.ny.gov or by using a CF-18 form. A CF-18 form must be submitted by mail in conjunction with the filing of the financial disclosure report for termination approval. Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports are required to be filed until termination is approved by NYSBOE in writing.
  • After submitting electronic reports, please visit the NYSBOE website to confirm receipt and accuracy of content. No report should have a negative balance.
  • For electronic filers: "Filing Year" is the year the report is due to be filed.
  • Primary and/or General Election Reports are required from all registered PACs, Party and Constituted Committees, and Independent Expenditure Committees unless a Notice of Non-Participation in Election(s) by a Registered PAC, Party or Constituted Committee or Independent Expenditure Committees (CF-20) is qualified for and filed. The CF-20 may be submitted via the NYSBOE website. A CF-20 may not be filed for Periodic Reports.
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