|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 County Offices may be submitted by mail, email or fax to:|
Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
2100 Third Ave, Ste W130
Anoka MN 55303
|Email address: [email protected]|
|Fax number: (763) 324-1160|
|Information on where to submit financial reports for other offices can be found HERE.|
|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.|
|Form required of ALL CANDIDATES: Certification of Filing – Due Tuesday, November 13, 2018|
|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.|
|Forms required of CANDIDATES who raise or spend $750 or more:|
|All these reports below can be completed using THIS 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 Friday, August 3, 2018
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 Friday, October 26, 2018
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 6, 2018
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 – Thursday, January 31, 2019
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, 2018.
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
An IRS Fact Sheet of Tax Filing Requirements for Political Organizations can be found HERE. For more information contact the IRS or your tax accountant.