2018 Municipal Filing Calendar

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Frequent calendar
Infrequent/annual calendar

 

General election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

If the municipal election isn’t held on November 6, 2018, contact the municipal clerk for filing deadlines. Home Rule municipalities may have a different filing schedule; check with your municipal clerk to verify disclosure dates.


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.

 

Where do I file my municipal campaign finance reports?

All municipal campaign finance reports are filed with the municipal clerk’s office.

 

Supplemental report notes:

  • Electioneering Communication (EC) reports starting 30 days before the Primary Election (May 27, 2018) and 60 days before the General Election (September 7, 2018) and concludes the day before the elections. These communications mention candidates and are part of the regular reports for registered committees. EC reports do not apply to Issue Committees.
  • 24 Hour Notice of Major Contributor report periods occurs 30 days before both the Primary and General Elections. These reports do not apply to 527s and IECs.
  • 48 Hour Notice of Independent Expenditure report periods occur 30 days before both the Primary and General Elections. Only applies to IECs.
    • 30 day time period for 24 & 48 hour reports before the Primary Election starts May 27, 2018 and concludes on June 25, 2018.
    • 30 day time period for 24 & 48 hour reports before the General Election starts October 7, 2018 and concludes on November 5, 2018.


Small-Scale Issue Committees (SSIC) are not required to file disclosure reports until they exceed $5,000 in activity. After filing an initial disclosure report and converting to an Issue Committee, they are subject to the disclosure requirements of 1-45-108(2), C.R.S.

 

Frequent calendar

Applies to not yet terminated:

  • Candidates or candidate committees whose office appears on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.
  • Issue committees whose issue attempts access to or appears on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.
  • All other active municipal level committees (political and small donor committees, 527 political organizations, independent expenditure committees) whose candidates or issues attempts access to or appears on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot.

Report due date Reporting period

October 16, 2018
21st day before election

October 28, 2017 - October 11, 2018
or
December 3, 2017 - October 11, 2018

November 2, 2018
Friday before election

October 12, 2018 - October 28, 2018

December 6, 2018
30th day after election
Post-election report

October 29, 2018 - December 1, 2018

 

Infrequent/annual calendar

Applies to not yet terminated:

  • Candidate and candidate committees whose candidate does not attempt access to or appear on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot
  • Issue committees whose issue does not attempt access to or appear on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot

Report due date Reporting period

November 1, 2018
Annual report

October 28, 2017 - October 27, 2018
or
December 3, 2017 - October 27, 2018

 

I have questions.

The Colorado Campaign and Political Finance Manual is available on the TRACER website for more detailed information. Contact our office at 303-894-2200, ext. 6383 or cpfhelp@sos.state.co.us for assistance.



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