Information for City Council & School Board Candidates

Follow these instructions if you look to join the Council or School Board:
  • Report separately all activity for each general election, including any primary or other party process used to nominate candidates for it.
    All reports must be legible.
  • File only with the electoral board of the city where you live.

Reporting Schedule


(Candidates in a Primary Only)
You must report:
  • Not later than April 15 of the election year complete through March 31
  • Eight days before the first Tuesday in March for the period ending 11 days before that Tuesday

This report is required only if a primary is actually held. It is not required if the candidate is the only candidate filed for the office or, in a multi-seat district, for the seat. That person is proclaimed the party nominee and no primary is held.

All Candidates - May Elections


You must report:
  • Not later than April 15 of the election year complete through March 31
  • Eight days before the first Tuesday in May for the period ending 11 days before that Tuesday
  • Report in writing by 5 p.m. on the following day any contribution of more than $500 received between the period of 11 days before the election and Election Day. If received within 72 hours before election day, report by the day before the election.
  • June 15 of the election year for the period ending June 10

Each January 15 thereafter, (for the period ending December 31) if any funds remain, outstanding debts or any unreported funds are received, until a final report is filed.

The final report must set forth:
  • All previously unreported receipts and disbursements
  • An accounting of the retirement of all debts
  • A detail of the disposition of all surplus funds

Surplus funds may be legally spent. You, the candidate, must sign the termination statement provided on the reporting form.

For More Information


For more information, contact the voter registrar’s office at 727-6218.