Campaign Finance

Financial Reporting

 
Candidates must comply with regulations regarding disclosure of financial activities including contributions, expenditures and sources of personal income. Please refer to the 2018 Campaign Manual for detail regarding financial disclosure laws.
How to File Financial Reports
​Financial Reports for School District and County Offices may be submitted by mail, email or fax to:
Mailing address: ​ ​
​Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
​​2100 3rd Avenue, Ste W130 ​ ​
​Anoka, MN 55303
Email address: elections@co.anoka.mn.us
Fax number: (763) 324-1160
Where to submit financial reports for other offices
Campaign Finance Reports Available to the Public
By law all financial disclosures made by candidates are public documents. Reports submitted by candidates are posted on our Campaign Financial Reports page.

Campaign Financial Report Requirements and Filing Dates

 
Form required of ALL CANDIDATES:
Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing 
​Due 7 days after the general or special election. ALL candidates, regardless of the amount received or expended, and regardless of whether the candidate was elected, must file the Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing. Minnesota law imposes penalties for non-compliance with this requirement.
Financial reports required for CANDIDATES who raise or spend $750 or more:
All of the reports below use the same reporting form
Initial report
An initial report must be filed within 14 days after a candidate or committee raises or spends more than $750.
Pre-primary report
​Due 10 days before the primary or special primary. This report covers the period from the last previously filed report to five days before the current report is due.
Pre-general report
​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
​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
​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.
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. ​
Tax Filing Requirements ​ ​
​The IRS outlines several FAQs regarding Tax Filing Requirements for Political Organizations. For more information contact the IRS or your tax accountant.