Campaign Financial Reports

Reporting Responsibilities and Due Dates
State Statute 211A governs financial reporting duties and responsibilities of the election candidates/committees and the filing officer. Each candidate/committee has a duty to acquaint themselves with the required filing periods and submit their reports on the due dates prescribed by the law.

A failure to file a report is a misdemeanor pursuant to Minnesota Statute 211A.05, subdivision 1 and creates an obligation of the filing officer to notify the candidate of the failure. If a report is not received within 10 days the filing officer must notify the Office of Administrative Hearings regarding the violation of Chapter 211A provisions.

For your convenience as a candidate/committee, below are some guidelines and the timetable for filing the required campaign financial reports along with links to the required forms.

In a Non-Election Year
  • Initial Report-must be filed within 14 days after a candidate/committee collects or spends in excess of $750 in a calendar year
  • Year-End Report-must be filed by January 31st of each year after the initial report and until a final report has been received by the office
In an Election Year
  • Pre-Primary Report-10 days before the primary election, if a candidate/committee has collected/disbursed in excess of $750 in a calendar year
  • Pre-General Report-10 days before the general election, if a candidate/committee has collected/disbursed in excess of $750 in a calendar year
  • Certification of Filing-7 days after the general election and must be submitted by all candidates/committees, regardless of the contribution/disbursement amounts
  • Post-General Report-30 days after the general election, if a candidate/committee has collected/disbursed in excess of $750 in a calendar year
  • A Final Report can be filed at any time after the candidate/committee has disposed of all assets and debts in excess of $100 and stops any further reporting requirements until a candidate/committee again collects/spends $750
Review the Frequently Asked Campaign Finance Questions for more information.

View Campaign Financial Reports
State Statute 211A.02, subdivision 6 requires the filing officer to make available all filed campaign financial reports for 4 years on the official website, effective in year 2014. To view the reports for each year click on the links below. Review the 2015 Campaign Financial Reports to learn more.

Campaign Financial Reporting Forms & Manuals