Candidates must comply with regulations regarding disclosure of financial activities including contributions, expenditures and sources of personal income. Please refer to the 2016 Campaign Manual for detail regarding financial disclosure laws.
By law all financial disclosures made by candidates are public documents. Reports submitted by candidates are posted on our website: View Reports
Campaign Financial Report Requirements and Filing Dates
Disclosure form required of ALL CANDIDATES: Certification of Filing Campaign
Financial Reports– Due Tuesday, November 14, 2017
ALL candidates, regardless of the amount received or expended, and regardless of whether the candidate was elected, must file the Certification of Filing Campaign Financial Reports form due 7 days after the general or special election. Minnesota law imposes penalties for non-compliance with this requirement.
An initial report must be filed within 14 days after a candidate or committee raises or spends more than $750.
Pre-general report – Due Friday, October 27, 2017
Due 10 days before the general election or special election. This report covers the period from the last previously filed report to five days before the current report is due.
Post-general report – Thursday, December 5, 2017
Due 30 days after a general or special election. This report covers the period from the last previously filed report to five days before the current report is due.
Annual report – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
An annual report is due on January 31 of each year following the year when the initial report is filed. This report covers the period from the last previously filed report through December 31, 2017.
A candidate or committee may file a final report once all debts are paid and all assets in excess of $100, in the aggregate, are disposed of. Filing a final report ends campaign reporting activity, but a new initial report must be filed if the candidate or committee raises or spends more than $750 after this point.
How to File Financial Reports
Financial Reports for School District offices may be submitted by mail, email or fax to: Mailing address: