Reports Due Before the January 26, 2013 Special Election for State Senate, District 6
January 15, 2013: The semiannual campaign finance report must be filed by January 15, 2013. Candidates, officeholders, and political committees must file this report even if there was no activity during the reporting period. The first day covered by the report is the date the campaign treasurer appointment was filed, or the day after the date the last report ended. The last day covered by the report is December 31, 2012. (For a list of other persons required to file this report, see www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/ReportsDueJanSA13.htm on our website.)
January 18, 2013: The 8-day campaign finance report must be received by the Texas Ethics Commission by January 18, 2013. It is required to be filed by all opposed candidates in the election who did not select modified reporting when filing their campaign treasurer appointment. It must be filed even if there was no activity during the reporting period. Political committees that accept political contributions or make political expenditures and/or have other activity in connection with the election are also required to file this report. The first day covered by the report is January 1, 2013. The last day covered by the report is January 16, 2013.
Candidates:A candidate who accepts political contributions from a person that in the aggregate exceed $1,000 during the reporting period must file the special pre-election report. A report must be received not later than the first business day after the date the contribution is accepted that causes the total amount accepted from a contributor during the period to exceed $1,000. General-Purpose Committees:A general-purpose committee must file a special pre-election report if the committee accepts political contributions from a person that in the aggregate exceed $5,000 during the reporting period, or makes direct campaign expenditures supporting or opposing either a single candidate that in the aggregate exceed $1,000 or a group of candidates that in the aggregate exceed $15,000 during the reporting period. A special pre-election report must be received by the first business day after the date the contribution is accepted or the expenditure is made.
January 22, 2013 (deadline extended because of holiday): All candidates whose names will be on the ballot in the special election are required to file a personal financial statement (Form PFS) covering calendar year ending December 31, 2012, with the Texas Ethics Commission not later than January 22, 2013. An extension of the filing deadline is not available.
Persons filing campaign finance reports with the Ethics Commission are required to file those reports electronically unless the person falls within the statutory exemption. Please refer to Electronic Filing on our website for further information on electronic filing.
Questions regarding these filing requirements should be directed to the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800.
Last Revision: February 19, 2013