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Campaign Finance

A Message from New York State Board of Elections Campaign Finance Unit


As we have had to cancel all of our in-person campaign finance seminars this spring/summer, we are pleased to announce the first three dates in our webinar series.  These three webinars will allow filers to receive campaign finance training before the 2020 July Periodic report is due.


The following webinars have been scheduled:

  • Thursday,September 3, 2020 - 09:30am - 12:30pm


Each webinar will include a shared-screen PowerPoint presentation on campaign financial disclosure requirements as defined in New York State Election Law to assist candidates and committees in understanding the law and the disclosure process, as well as an interactive component where attendees may ask questions.


The link for webinar registration is now active: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/new-york-state-board-of-elections-9860922632.  You may also access this link via our website: https://www.elections.ny.gov/CampaignFinance.html.


Please encourage filers in your county to attend one of the three webinars.


A few things to note:

* Pre-registration is REQUIRED for these webinars, as we will need to email the WebEx instructions and a packet of information to attendees beforehand.

* In the interest of time and scheduling constraints, these webinars will not offer any CLE/CPE credit.

* These webinars will not cover the upcoming web-based EFS software in detail, as the current desktop EFS software will still be used for the July Periodic. Future webinars will specifically train on the new web-based software closer to its launch.


Any questions, please call New York State Board of Elections 1-800-458-3453 or 518-474-8200



Article 14 of the New York State Election Law and Part 6200 of the Board's Rules and Regulations requires all candidates and political committees to file detailed financial disclosure statements if they raise or spend or expect to raise or spend more than $1,000 in a Campaign Cycle shall file such statements electronically with the State Board of Elections, or on paper if an exemption from electronic filing requirements has been granted by the State Board.

A Campaign Cycle is defined as the period after an election for a particular office, up to the next election for that office. (ie: The gubernatorial election is held every four years.  Therefore, the campaign cycle for the Office of Governor is four year, and begins the day after the last election for that office, up to the next election day for that office).

Candidates for Federal offices file their reports with the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., while those running for state and local offices file with the State Board of Elections in Albany electronically.



For forms and downloads please visit the NYS Board of Elections website here


2020 Campaign Finance Calendar


2020 Primary Contribution Limitation
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                                                                                                                                        Revised: December 23, 2020


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