COVID-19 / Tropical Storm Updates:
The Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) is working to serve you during our regular office hours (8am-5pm, Monday through Friday). The TEC office is attending the 512-463-5800 telephone. TEC is also operating over email until further notice. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. TEC will be monitoring this mailbox during our regular office hours. TEC will respond to emails as quickly as possible.
Our office in the Sam Houston Building is closed to the public at this time.Impact to local filers and local filing authorities:
- Pre-election reports due prior to the November general election (click for details)
- Unsworn Declaration that be can be used in lieu of a notary on a campaign finance report or personal financial statement (click for form)
Hurricane/Tropical Storm impacts:
Ethics Commission rules allow for the waiver of any penalty associated with a late filing due to a verifiable weather event at the filer’s location. If you think you are eligible for a waiver, please submit a statement of defense describing the circumstances surrounding your late filing. A blank statement can be found at https://www.ethics.state.tx.us/data/forms/affd/Statement_of_Defense.pdf. You can submit the completed statement by mail to P.O. Box 12070, Austin, Texas 78711-2070, or by emailing a PDF to email@example.com. (Include your Filer ID, name, AFFD, and report type in the email subject line). Please note, the Commission cannot consider a statement of defense until after your report has been filed.
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