July 15, 2011: Deadline for Filing Campaign Finance Reports
Who is required to file?
- Candidates, officeholders, and political committees (except for political committees filing monthly) are required to file the appropriate report.
- Legislative caucuses are required to file Form LEG.
- State chairs and county chairs of political parties that accept or maintain contributions from corporations or labor organizations are required to file Form PTY-CORP.
Period Covered: The report due July 15, 2011, covers a period beginning on the day after the period covered by the last filed report and continuing through June 30, 2011. If this is the first campaign finance report that you have filed, the beginning day is the day the campaign treasurer appointment was filed.
Electronic Filing: Persons filing with the Texas Ethics Commission must file reports electronically unless the person qualifies for the exemption. See www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/elf_filing_who.htm for details. NOTE: When filing electronically, please wait for a confirmation number. If you do not see a confirmation number, the report has NOT been filed.
To ensure proper and complete filing, use software Version 3.4.2 (download here). ATTENTION MAC USERS: The Commission’s online filing system does not support Safari version 3.1.2 or higher. Use a lower version of Safari or a different web browser, such as Firefox, to file your report.
Additional Information: See Reporting Tips From The Legal Division
Local Filers: Local candidates and officeholders who have a campaign treasurer appointment on file MUST file the semiannual report even if there is no activity to report. However, local officeholders required to file with local filing authorities who DO NOT have a campaign treasurer appointment on file AND who DO NOT exceed $500 in political contributions or political expenditures for the reporting period are not required to file the semiannual report.
Where To File: Candidates, officeholders, and political committees with questions regarding where to file campaign finance reports should refer to our website at www.ethics.state.tx.us/filinginfo/cfpub.htm to review the applicable campaign finance guide. Caucus reports and state chair and county chair reports of corporate or labor organization contributions are filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Questions. If you have any questions about your filing requirements or if you need assistance with filing your report electronically, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800.
Last Revision: June 16, 2011