Fill Out Campaign Treasurer Appointments On Your Computer

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You may use your computer to enter information on campaign treasurer appointments. After entering information on one of the forms, you must print out the form to complete the signature section.  The form may then be filed with the Ethics Commission by hand-delivering  the report to the Ethics Commission offices at 201 E. 14th Street, Sam Houston Building, 10th Floor, Austin, Texas 78701, or mailing the report to the Ethics Commission at P.O. Box 12070, Austin, Texas 78711-2070.

Computer Requirements.  To fill out the forms on your computer, you need a computer with:

Using Adobe Reader:  If you use Adobe Reader to fill out the forms, the forms are not saved on your computer!  You must print the form before closing the document or the information you enter will be lost.  If you cannot finish the form during one computer session, print the pages you have completed because the information will be lost when you close the document.

Using Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or Above:  If you use Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or above, you may save the form on your computer. You cannot, however, save the data in a form using the Save or Save As command.  These commands save the form itself, but not the data entered into the form.  To preserve the data, you must export.  See Exporting and Importing Form Data in the Acrobat Guide contained in the help menu of Adobe Acrobat.

General Instructions On Entering Information In A Form Field

1. Select the hand tool [hand].

2. Position the pointer inside a form field, and click.  The I-beam pointer allows you to type text.  The arrow pointer allows you to select or deselect a check box.

3. After entering text or selecting a check box, do one of the following:

Navigation. Once you have selected the hand tool and positioned the pointer inside a form field, you may use [Tab] to move to the next form field or [Shift+Tab] to move to the previous form field.  You may also use your mouse to position the pointer inside a particular form field.

Check Boxes.  Use your mouse to insert or remove a "check" in a check box or [Tab] to the box and press [Enter] to insert a "check."  Press [enter] again to "uncheck" the box.

Single and Multiline Fields.  Most fields are single-line fields and pressing [Enter] will close the field, not move you to another line within the same field.  Large form fields requiring more extensive information, such as description fields, will be multiline fields.  Pressing [Enter] will move you to the next line, use [Tab] to close the field.  Pressing [Enter] too many times could scroll your information off the page.  Make sure the information you entered is visible before you print the page.

Reset the Form.  To clear a form in a browser window select the Reset Form button or exit the Acrobat viewer without saving the file, and start again.  Clicking the Reload button or the Go Back button, or following a link in a World Wide Web browser window, does not clear a form.  (Once you clear the form you cannot get the information back--there is no "undo" for the reset form action.)  To clear a form in Acrobat, choose File and then Revert.

Saving the Form Using Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or Above:  If you use Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or above, you may save the form on your computer. You cannot, however, save the data in a form using the Save or Save As command.  These commands save the form itself, but not the data entered into the form.  To preserve the data, you must export.  See Exporting and Importing Form Data in the Acrobat Guide contained in the help menu of Adobe Acrobat.

If you are using Adobe Reader, do not close Reader while you are working on a report. If you close Reader, you will lose all the information you have entered.


Campaign Treasurer Appointment Forms

Nonjudicial Candidates/Officeholders

Judicial Candidates/Officeholders

Political Committees

Nonjudicial Candidates/Officeholders

CTA (Campaign Treasurer Appointment)

CTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

ACTA (Amendment: Campaign Treasurer Appointment)

ACTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

CTA-T (Campaign Treasurer Transfer of Appointment)

Judicial Candidates/Officeholders

JCTA (Campaign Treasurer Appointment by a Judicial Candidate)

JCTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

AJCTA (Amendment: Campaign Treasurer Appointment by a Judicial Candidate)

AJCTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

Judicial Specific-Purpose Political Committees

STA (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a Specific-Purpose Committee)

STA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

ASTA (Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a Specific-Purpose Committee) 

ASTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

General-Purpose Political Committees

GTA (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a General-Purpose Committee)

GTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

AGTA (Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer by a General-Purpose Committee) 

AGTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

County Executive Committees

CECTA (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a County Executive Committee)

CECTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

ACECTA (Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a County Executive Committee) 

ACECTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

Specific-Purpose Political Committees

STA (Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a Specific-Purpose Committee)

STA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

ASTA (Amendment: Appointment of a Campaign Treasurer By a Specific-Purpose Committee) 

ASTA Instruction Guide – PDF | HTML

Last Revision: December 27, 2010

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