2012 Municipal Filing Calendar

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This calendar assumes that a municipal election will be held at the same time as the November 6, 2012 General Election.  Check with the municipal clerk for report due dates and reporting periods if an election will be held on another date.


Primary election: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

General election: Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Frequent Calendar

Applies to Report due date Reporting period
527 Political Organizations

Candidates and Candidate Committees whose office will appear on a 2012 ballot

Independent Expenditure Committees

Issue Committees whose issue will be on or who will attempt access to a 2012 ballot

Political Committees

Political Parties

Small Donor Committees
June 5, 2012 (Tuesday)
October 28, 2011 - May 31, 2012
(Committees filing on the infrequent/annual schedule in 2011 changing to a frequent filing schedule in 2012.)


November 27, 2011 - May 31, 2012
(Committees filing on the frequent schedule in 2011 who will stay on the frequent schedule in 2012 and newly established candidates and committees.)
June 22, 2012 (Friday)
June 1, 2012 - June 17, 2012
July 26, 2012 (Thursday)
June 18, 2012 - July 21, 2012
October 16, 2012 (Tuesday) July 22, 2012 - October 11, 2012
November 2, 2012 (Friday) October 12, 2012 - October 28, 2012
December 6, 2012 (Thursday) October 29, 2012 - December 1, 2012


Infrequent/Annual Calendar

Applies to 2011 Annual report due date Reporting period
Candidates, candidate committees and issue committees whose candidate or issue will not be on or will not attempt access to the 2012 General Election ballot. November 1, 2012 (Thursday)
October 28, 2011 - October 27, 2012
(Committees filing on the infrequent/annual schedule in 2011 remaining infrequent filers in 2012.)


November 27, 2011 - October 27, 2012
(Committees filing on the frequent schedule in 2011, changing status to infrequent/annual filers in 2012.)



Am I a state, county or municipal candidate or committee?

If you are unsure if you are a state, county, or municipal candidate or committee, contact our office at 303-894-2200, ext. 6383 or cpfhelp@sos.state.co.us for assistance.


What about major contributor notices and notices of independent expenditures?

These calendars do not include the 24 Hour Notice of Major Contributor or the 48 Hour Notice of Independent Expenditure reports that may be required based on certain activity within a committee. The period during which these reports may be required begins 30 days before the primary and general election (May 27th and October 7th, respectively) and runs through the date of the election. Please refer to the Campaign Finance Manual (PDF) for information detailing when these reports may be required.