FINANCIAL REPORTING FOR CANDIDATES/COMMITTEES

Reporting Requirements

Florida law regulates campaign financing for all candidates (including judicial candidates), committees and electioneering communications, affiliated party committees and political parties. It does not regulate campaign financing for candidates for federal office

Chapter 106 Fla Stat specifically requires each campaign treasurer designated by a candidate or committee to file regular reports of all contributions received and all expenditures made by or on behalf of the candidate or political committee on or before the filing deadline (see below).  It is the campaign treasurer's responsibility to ensure that reports are complete and accurate and comply with all campaign finance laws and regulations.

Any candidate or political committee that fails to file a report by the designated due date may be assessed a fine by the filing officer for each late day. In the case of a candidate, such fine shall be paid only from personal funds of the candidate. 

Where to File

Candidate reports are required to be filed with the officer before whom the candidate is required by law to qualify. Reports required of a political committee shall be filed with the agency or officer before whom such committee registers pursuant to s.106.03(3).

For more information, please refer to Chapter 106, the Florida Division of Elections website and the candidate and committee handbooks.

How to File

Political committees filing reports with the Division of Elections are required to file by means of the Electronic Filing System (EFS).

Candidates who file and qualify with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections and committees registered in Sarasota County use our electronic campaign finance portal to log in and file reports.

When to File (2021 Filing Dates) 

Cover Period Report Code Due Date
02/01/21 – 02/28/21 2021 M2 03/10/21
03/01/21 – 03/31/21 2021 M3 04/12/21
04/01/21 – 04/30/21 2021 M4 05/10/21
05/01/21 – 05/31/21 2021 M5 06/10/20
06/01/21 – 06/30/21 2021 M6 07/11/21
07/01/21 – 07/31/21 2021 M7 08/10/21
08/01/21 – 08/31/21 2021 M8 09/10/21
09/01/21 – 09/30/21 2021 M9 10/12/21
10/01/21 – 10/31/21 2021 M10 11/10/21
11/01/21 – 11/30/21 2021 M11 12/10/21
12/01/21 – 12/31/21 2021 M12 01/10/22
     

 

 

 

Ron Turner, Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County
EMAIL: rturner@sarasotavotes.gov • OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194
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Sarasota, FL 34236

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