Reports Due Before the March 2, 2013 Special Runoff Election for State Senate, District 6
February 22, 2013: The runoff campaign finance report must be received by the Texas Ethics Commission by February 22, 2013. It is required to be filed by candidates in the special runoff election that 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. Specific-purpose political committees that did not select modified reporting when filing their campaign treasurer appointment and that support or oppose a candidate in the special runoff election are also required to file this report. General-purpose political committees that accept political contributions or make political expenditures and/or have other activity in connection with the special runoff election are also required to file this report. The first day covered by the report is January 17, 2013, or the day after the date last report ended. The last day covered by the report is February 20, 2013.
Opposed Candidates and Specific-Purpose Committees:A candidate or specific purpose political committee that supports or opposes a candidate in the special runoff election that 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 preelection 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.
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 15, 2013