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Fair Campaign Reporting Act

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The Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act (LFCPA), revised effective May 6, 2019, was adopted by the Longmont City Council outlining contribution limits and establishing requirements for reporting campaign activity by local municipal candidates, issue committees, and individuals or groups making independent expenditures during elections.

City Council candidates may accept contributions to assist them in conducting their campaigns and are limited to the following contribution amounts per election cycle:

  • $250 from any person

The forms needed for filing campaign reports are listed below and may be downloaded from this site:

CANDIDATE & COMMITTEE FORMS:

CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTS:

Under the revised LFCPA, candidates are required to file reports of contributions and expenditures on the first of every month following declaration of their candidacy until they are certified by the City Clerk in late August (after completion of the petition and nomination process). 

Once certified as candidates, reports are due on the following dates:

September 6, 2019 (60 days prior to the election)

October 7, 2019 (30 days prior to the election, falls on Sunday so deadline moves to Monday)

October 15, 2019 (21 days prior to the election)

October 22, 2019 (14 days prior to the election)

October 30, 2019 (the Wednesday prior to the election)

December 5, 2019 (30 days after the election)

CONTRIBUTION & EXPENDITURE REPORT FORMS:

  • Excel format with formulas
  • pdf format (in addition to this summary form, use applicable Schedules below)
    • SCHEDULE A -- Itemized Contributions
    • SCHEDULE B -- Expenditures
    • SCHEDULE C -- Candidate Loan Owed by Committee
    • SCHEDULE D -- Financial Institution Loans Owed by Committee
    • SCHEDULE E -- In-kind Contributions
    • SCHEDULE F -- Accrued Expenses Reporting Form
    • SCHEDULE G -- Final Disbursement of Unexpended Campaign Contributions

CANDIDATE STATEMENT OF NO CONTRIBUTIONS AND NO EXPENDITURES (for use only by a candidate who has not formed a committee, has accepted no contributions from any person, and has made no expenditures during a reporting period)

CANDIDATE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE(S) (for use only by a candidate who has not formed a committee, has accepted no contributions from any person, and who has only expended personal funds on his/her behalf during a reporting period)

OFF ELECTION YEAR REPORT

  • Report of Contributions and Expenditures Summary (in addition to this summary form, use applicable Schedules below) pdf format
  • Report of Contributions and Expenditures -- downloadable Excel format with formulas

INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE FORM

VIOLATION REPORTING FORM

 

If you have questions regarding the LFCPA or appropriate forms, please call the City Clerk's Office at (303) 651-8649.



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