What is a standalone candidate?
Candidates who spend only their own money and do not accept or seek contributions from any other person or entity are not required to
register a candidate committee.
Do I have to file disclosure reports?
Yes, standalone candidates are required to file disclosure reports for reporting
periods in which they make expenditures. Follow the same disclosure schedule as
candidate committees. Candidates who make no expenditures are not required to file
disclosure reports, but are encouraged to file reports in the interest
of full disclosure to the public.
What is considered a 'contribution'?
monetary or non-monetary, a.k.a. in-kind
What needs to be included on a disclosure report?
Expenditures of $20 or more must be itemized on disclosure reports.
What is 'itemization'?
Itemization means listing each contribution individually with the name
and address of the contributor.
Do I need to file anything after the election?
Standalone candidates are no longer considered candidates upon losing
the race or election to office. These individuals do not need to take
affirmative action to end their candidacy, and are no longer required to
file disclosure reports. Candidates wishing to exit the race prior to
the election must submit a written withdrawal, and must file disclosure
reports for any reporting periods in which they made expenditures until
such writing is submitted (or the election occurs).