Period for Accepting Contributions for Judicial Candidates and Officeholders
(2012 General Election)
Beginning Date. Candidates seeking an office that will be filled at the November 6, 2012, general election may accept political contributions during a time period that begins on May 23, 2011. (A write-in candidate may begin accepting contributions only after filing a declaration of write-in candidacy with the secretary of state or county judge, as applicable.)
Ending Date. The time period ends on one of the following dates, as applicable:
August 1, 2012, for candidates who lost in the primary election.
October 3, 2012, for candidates who lost in the primary runoff election.
March 6, 2013, for candidates who last appeared on the ballot in the general election.
Other Restrictions. Candidates and officeholders subject to the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act are subject to various campaign finance restrictions that do not apply to nonjudicial candidates and officeholders. For more information, see the Campaign Finance Guide for Judicial Candidates and Officeholders, which is available at www.ethics.state.tx.us/jcoh_guide.htm on the Ethics Commission website.