Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance graphicFinancial Disclosure Statements

NY State Election Law requires candidates and their political committees to file Financial Disclosure Statements.

The New York State Board of Elections receives all filings of state parties and all political committees supporting candidates for offices. In addition, all State Senate and Assembly candidates are required to file their disclosure with the State Board as are city, town and county legislature candidates who raise or spend at least $1,000. The state requires these filings in an electronic format created by software available on their website. For information on how to set up those campaign committees, forms and state software, or to see information about their filing, go to the New York State Board of Elections website.

Any candidates for offices contained wholly within Monroe County or parts thereof: county wide, city, towns, and county legislature, who raise and spend less than $1,000 file with the Monroe County Board of Elections. Forms can be mailed or delivered in person.  Additional information on how to set up those campaign committees can be obtained by calling 585 753-1550, sending us an e-mail or visiting us at 39 W. Main St. in Rochester, N.Y. 14614. Those filings are open to public inspection Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Board of Elections located at 39 W. Main St.

Each candidate or political committee is required to file at least two times a year.  In a year in which the candidate is running at least three additional filings are required and if the candidate is in a primary three more filings are required.

IRS Requirements

For all campaign committees there may be some IRS requirements. They can be found at the Internal Revenue Service website.

Filing Forms and Handbook

New York State Board of Elections website

  • The NYS Board of Elections is conducting webinars to help campaign finance filers set-up and utilize the new Electronic Filing System (EFS) as well as webinars providing information updates of NYS Election Law requirements.

Federal Campaign Committees

For federal committees (i.e., President, US Senate and Congress) you can find information at the Federal Election Commission website.

Campaign Contribution Limits

Giving and receiving limits from the NYS BOE website.

Click here to review ruling by the New York State Board of Elections regarding Rochester City School District campaign finance filing.