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 New York State Board of Elections
As a result of new legislation effective December 15, 2019, all candidates and committees are required to file campaign financial disclosure statements only with the New York State Board of Elections regardless of how much money they spend and/or receive.
The new legislation eliminates the requirement to file campaign financial disclosure statements and/or registration forms with the Putnam County Board of Elections.
In addition, any candidate or committee that qualifies for an exemption from filing must send their completed CF-05 Claim of Exemption form directly to the New York State Board of Elections.
For further information on campaign financial disclosure requirements please visit the New York State Board of Elections Website.
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.