Campaign Finance Information and Laws
All forms are from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
If you have further questions, please call our office 781-270-1660 or their office at 617-727-8352
or go to their site at www.mass.gov/ocpf
Reports for Town Officers and Candidates
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Every city or town candidate and his or her political committee, if any, is required to file Form CPF M102 with the local election official on or before each reporting date as discussed in the next section.
This report must be signed by the candidate and treasurer, if any, under the penalties of perjury. Candidates and treasurers are responsible for the legality, validity, completeness and accuracy of each of their reports.
Schedule for Reporting:
| Year End
| 8 Days Prior
| 30 days after
| Jan 20th
Pre-Election Report (Cities and Towns): Due on or before the 8th day preceding the city or town general election, complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through 10 days before the due date.
Post-Election Report (Spring elections): Due on or before the 30th day following the general election complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through 10 days before the due date. This report may be considered a final report if the candidate/committee has no cash balance, assets or outstanding liabilities. Most spring elections occur in towns.
Year-End Report (Cities and Towns): Due on or before January 20 in the year following, complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through December 31. This is the third and final report for candidates in regularly scheduled (November) city elections. This year-end report must also be filed every year so long as a committee is in existence, or a candidate maintains a campaign fund, has outstanding debts, or is an incumbent elected official.