Election Cycle Contribution Limits

 

Contribution limits are not necessarily based on election cycles.  If contribution limits apply to your committee, please review all applicable laws.

Committee Type Contribution Cycle Contribution Limits
Candidate committee Election cycle starts 31 days following a general election for the particular office and ends 30 days following the next general election for that office.

6 years: State Board of Education, CU Regent

4 years: Governor/Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Senate, District Attorney, RTD

2 years: State House of Representatives
State candidates: Please review Campaign Finance Rule 10.14.

Municipal/County candidates: Contribution limits may or may not apply to home rule municipal or county candidates. Check with the municipality or county to verify if Home Rule charters or ordinances apply. Unless a municipality or county is home ruled and has laws different from state law, municipal or county candidates may not accept corporate or labor union contributions.
Political party
(State, county, district and local level combined.)
Per calendar year: January 1st - December 31st $3,400 per year; no more than $2,825 to the state party from any person (does not include issue committees) other than small donor committees.

$17,075 per year; no more than $14,225 to the state party from any small donor committee.
Political committee Colorado House of Representatives Elections Cycle (2 years).
This applies to state, county and local political committees.
$550
Small donor committee Per year (calendar year) - January 1st through December 31st.

This applies to state, county and local small donor
committees.
$50 maximum by natural persons who are U.S. citizens only.
Issue committee Not applicable. State issue committees do not have contribution limits.

Municipal/County issue committees: check with the designated election official to see if a Home Rule Charter establishes contribution limits.
Independent expenditure committee Not applicable. State independent expenditure committees do not have donation limits.

Municipal/County independent expenditure committees: check with the designated election official to see if a Home Rule Charter establishes donation limits.

 

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