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 filings of political parties and political committees supporting candidates for local and state offices.  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.

The New York State Board of Elections announced that it has transitioned from its previous Electronic Filing System (EFS) software to a new web-based system as of January 25, 2021.  Please see the New York State Board of Elections website, which provides further detail about the transition.

For additional campaign finance training from the New York State Board of Elections please visit the New York State Board of Elections website, which provides further details on dates the webinars will be held.

2021 Campaign Finance Filing Calendar

2021 Campaign Contribution Limits

Additional 2021 Contribution Limits for New York State

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

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.
 
 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 on the new web-based system.  Please see the New York State Board of Elections website, which will provide further detail about the new platform.

** 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..

****The New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) provides an UNOFFICIAL resource for information related to candidates and their respective campaign disclosure filings.  Please see the New York State Board of Elections website, to view UNOFFICIAL campaign disclosure filings.

Additional Links:

Notice to Filers Regarding Political Advertisements

Statement of Identity Forms for LLCs/PLLCs

Notice to Filers Regarding Loans Prohibited by New Law

Notice to Filers Regarding Limited Liability Company Contributions

Guidance for Limited Liability Companies and Recipients of Their Contributions Effective 1/21/2019

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***