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Filing Reports for TEC Filers
Political Parties

Filing a Campaign Finance Report

All political parties that accept and/or maintain corporate contributions must file with the Texas Ethics Commission. All county executive committees that exceed the $25,000 threshold in a calendar year must also appoint a treasurer and file with the Texas Ethics Commission. You are filer type PTYCORP, CEC or MCEC.

If you don't know if you have a Filer ID, see Filer ID below.

If you can't login to your account because you forgot your password, you can click Forgot Password? at the login screen to reset your password. For more information, see Forgot Password below.

If you already have a Filer ID and will be filing electronically, use the LOGIN below to access your account. If you are not sure if you file electronically, see Who Has to File Electronically? below.

If you qualify to file paper reports, remember EACH REPORT must be accompanied by the proper exemption affidavit. Speaker reports can only be filed electronically.

If you are a new filer and are unsure whether you file with TEC or a local filing authority, see "Filing as TEC or Local Filer?". All TEC filers will be assigned an 8 digit Filer ID number, sometimes called an account number, like 00049300. The only exception to this rule are Governor For A Day and Speaker Day Reunion filers which do not have filer id's and file on paper only.

If you are a TEC filer and do not have a filer id, you will most likely need to file a Treasurer Appointment form in order to be assigned a number. Exception filers that do not file a TA in order to be assigned a filer id:

If you are a new TEC filer and do not qualify to file on paper, you must also submit a Form SECURITY to gain access to the Commission’s electronic filing application.

The filing application can be started by using a personal computer or laptop, a Mac desktop computer or MacBook, or a Tablet to bring up a browser window. Acceptable browsers and their minimal version level are:

  • Chrome 4
  • Firefox 15
  • Opera 12.1
  • Safari 4
  • Internet Explorer 9 (IE is no longer supported by Microsoft and is not recommended)

Due to a change in the law, effective January 20th, 2024, the Texas Ethics Commission changed the Expenditures Import files. All Schedule F4 expenditures need to include the name of the financial institution that issued the credit card that was used for the expenditure transaction along with the dates, if any, during the reporting period on which the credit card company was repaid.


  • Campaign Finance Guide for Political Parties
  • Campaign Finance Guide for Political Committees
  • C/OH Campaign Finance Guide - Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File With the Texas Ethics Commission