Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign Finance Reports filed by Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities



Pursuant to the Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Local Filing Authorities*, the following points are a few things to remember:


  • If you plan to run for a public office in Texas (except for a federal office), you must file an APPOINTMENT OF A CAMPAIGN TREASURER BY A CANDIDATE (FORMCTA) with the proper filing authority when you become a candidate even if you do not intend to accept campaign contributions or make campaign expenditures.
  • A person may not accept a campaign contribution or make a campaign expenditure unless the person has a campaign treasurer appointment on file with the proper filing authority.
  • Once a person files a form appointing a campaign treasurer, the person is a candidate for disclosure filing purposes and is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures with the proper filing authority until the person files a “final report.”
  • The candidate, not the campaign treasurer, is responsible for filing periodic reports of contributions and expenditures.
*Texas Ethics Commission, Revised 09/01/2013

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2016 Campaign Finance Report Update


2016 filing schedules are available at www.ethics.state.tx.us/schedule/filing_schedules.htm.

Updated forms, instructions, and filing guides, which have been updated to incorporate new rules, are available at www.ethics.state.tx.us/main/local.htm.

2016 Campaign Finance Report Form
2016 Campaign Finance Report Instructions
New Filing Application: Filers may now use the recently released user-friendly electronic filing application to prepare a paper report. For more information go to www.ethics.state.tx.us/whatsnew/elf_filing_local.htm.