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.
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 48 Court St.,
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.
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.