2019 Special District Annual Filing Calendar

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This calendar applies to (Refer to Campaign Finance Rules 16 & 17):

  • Candidates and candidate committees whose office does not appear on a 2019 ballot.
  • Issue committees whose issue does not attempt access to or appear on a 2019 ballot.
  • All other non-terminated special district committees (political and small donor committees, 527 political organizations, independent expenditure committees, etc.) whose candidates or issues do not attempt access to or appear on a 2019 ballot.


  • Special district candidates and committees involved with a special district election held in conjunction with the November 5, 2019, Coordinated Election file disclosure reports on the 21st day before the election, the Friday before the election, and 30 days after the election (1-45-108(2)(a)(II), C.R.S.). If this schedule applies to you, you must contact Campaign Finance Support to update your disclosure schedule.

  • Special district candidates and candidate committees are not required to file disclosure reports until they have raised or spent more than $200 in the aggregate during the election cycle.

  • Below supplemental reports may be required dependent on political activity:

    • Regular Biennial School Electioneering Communication reports starting 60 days (September 6, 2019) before the Biennial School Election IF the communication mentions school board candidates.

    • 24 Hour Notice of Major Contributor & 48 Hour Notice of Independ-ent Expenditure reports starting 30 days before the Biennial School Election (starting October 6, 2019 through November 4, 2019).

  • Any committees or political parties, except for Issue Committees, which participate in the November 5, 2019, Biennial School Election must file disclosure reports according to the 2019 Biennial School Election schedule. You must notify Campaign Finance Support to update your filing schedule immediately upon participation in the Biennial School Election.

  • 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, SSICs are subject to the disclosure requirements of 1-45-108(2), C.R.S.

  • An annual report must be filed by committees that remain open (e.g. those not yet terminated) no later than the first business day of the month in which the anniversary of the election occurs.

Report due date Reporting period

May 1, 2019
Special district annual report

April 27, 2018 through April 26, 2019
June 3, 2018 through April 26, 2019


I have other questions about special district elections.

Questions about special district elections should be directed to the designated election official (DEO) or the Department of Local Affairs.


I have questions about campaign finance disclosure reporting.

Questions about campaign finance disclosure reporting should be directed to our office. The Colorado Campaign and Political Finance Manual is available on the TRACER website for more detailed information. You can contact us at 303-894-2200, ext. 6383, or at cpfhelp@sos.state.co.us.