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Campaign Finance

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Campaign Finance Webinars (Pre-Registration is required for these):

  • Thursday July 9, 2020 at 9:30am to noon
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10am – 1pm
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:30am – 12:30pm

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Financial Contribution Limits for Candidates - 2020

Legal limits for giving to a candidate in our local contests, from Family and Non-Family contributors, may be viewed here.


Financial Disclosure Statements

NY State Election Law requires candidates and their political committees to file Financial Disclosure Statements. Click here for the 2020 Financial Disclosure Calendar.

The New York State Board of Elections receives all filings of state parties and all political committees supporting candidates for offices. In addition, all State Senate and Assembly candidates are required to file their disclosure with the State Board. The state requires these filings in an electronic format created by software available on their website. For information on how to set up those campaign committees, forms and state software, or to see information about their filing, go to the New York State Board of Elections website.

In addition to filing with the State, all filings of party, county, town and legislative district committees, and all political committees supporting candidates for offices contained wholly within St. Lawrence County or parts thereof: county wide, city, towns, and county legislature, must also file with the St. Lawrence County Board of Elections. A copy of the file sent to the state can be e-mailed to meet this requirement or paper forms can be mailed or delivered in person. Additional information on how to set up those campaign committees can be obtained by calling 315-379-2202, sending us an e-mail or visiting us at 80 State Highway 310, Canton, N.Y. 13617. Those filings are open to public inspection Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm at the Canton Board of Elections.

Each candidate or political committee is required to file at least two times a year. In a year in which the candidate is running, at least three additional filings are required and if the candidate is in a primary three more filings are required.

IRS Requirements

For all campaign committees there may be some IRS requirements. They that can be found at the Internal Revenue Service website.

Filing Forms And Handbook

Also see Part 6200.10 in Article 14 of the Election Law and Subtitle V of Title 9 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York Board of Elections.

Federal Campaign Committees

For federal committees (i.e., President, US Senate and Congress) you can find information at the Federal Election Commission website.

Additional Information

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Campaign Finance Handbook 2020


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Committee Registration Treasurer and Bank Information (for Candidates): CF02  - Type 1


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Committee Registration Treasurer and Bank Information (for PACs): CF02  - Type 2


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Candidate's Authorization for a Committee to Make All Campaign Financial Disclosures


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Committee Authorization Status


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Campaign Financial Disclosure Report