Financial Reporting Requirements

Campaign Finance Reports Available to the Public

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 Report
s– 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.  


Disclosure forms required of CANDIDATES WHO RAISE OR SPEND $750 OR MORE:  Financial Report Form
  • Initial report 
    An initial report must be filed within 14 days after a candidate or committee raises or spends more than $750.  

  • Pre-general reportDue 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 reportThursday, 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.  

  • Final Report
    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:
Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
325 East Main Street, W130
Anoka MN  55303

Email address: [email protected] 
Fax number: 763.324.1160

Tax Filing Requirements

An IRS Fact Sheet of Tax Filing Requirements for Political Organizations is attached for your information. For more information contact the IRS or your tax accountant.