Financial Disclosure Statements
All candidates and political committees are required by law to disclose, at specific times, all of the financial activity made in connection with their campaign. Such disclosure is made by filing campaign finance reports. These reports show the amount of money spent and received by the candidate or committee.
Filing with the Putnam County Board of Elections and the New York State Board of Elections
Any filer who raises or spends over $1,000 in any calendar year must file original registration forms with the New York State Board of Elections and is then required to file all financial disclosure statements with the New York State Board of Elections. Copies of the registration forms that were sent to the State Board of Elections, MUST be filed with the Putnam County Board of Elections. Disclosure statements DO NOT need to be filed locally with the Putnam County Board of Elections. Candidates or committees involved in elections for state office are required to file with the New York State Board of Elections only. Such filings with the NYSBOE must be made electronically by using the free software on their website. For more information about the software and about filing financial disclosure reports, go to the New York State Board of Elections Website.
Filing with the Putnam County Board of Elections
Candidates or committees participating in county, town or village elections that do not spend and/or receive over $1,000, must file financial disclosure reports with the Putnam County Board of Elections. All filings must have an original signature. Filings may be mailed or hand delivered to the Putnam County Board of Elections at 25 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512. Additional information on how to file financial disclosure reports may be obtained by calling (845) 808-1300 or by visiting our office. You may also refer to your Campaign Finance Handbook for further details. All filings are open to public inspection Monday through Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
When Reports are Filed
The New York State Board of Elections publishes a calendar which lists when financial disclosure reports need to be filed. Please refer to the Filing Calendar link below, or contact the Putnam County Board of Elections.
Campaign committees may have some IRS filing requirements. To see these requirements please visit the Internal Revenue Service Website.
New York State Election Law establishes certain limits on contributions that can be given and received by candidates and political committees, as well as limits on contributions that can be given by individuals and other entities. For further information on contribution limits, please contact the Putnam County Board of Elections.