Board of Elections

Handbook, Forms & Publications

Campaign Finance Handbook

Campaign Finance Handbook (pdf 4.22MB)

The Campaign Finance Handbook will provide information to help you comply with the campaign financial disclosure laws and requirements

2017 Contribution Limits (pdf 140KB)

Disclosure Form (EFS Software Paper Version)

CF-01 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Report (pdf 1.21MB)

Candidates/committees use this form to file campaign financial disclosure reports to the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) and/or local Board of Election(s) and when they are not required to file electronically with NYSBOE.

Registration Forms

A committee must file the apporpriate registration forms to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with their appropriate local Board of Election(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depository and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

Complete the form, print and sign it. All forms are fillable; however, original signatures are required. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated siganatures. Then, mail the form to NYSBOE and/or each local Board of Election(s) as applicable.

CF-02, Type 1 - Authorized Single Candidate Committee Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 46.2KB)

An Authorized Single Candidate Committee must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Board of Election(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depository and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

CF-04 - Candidate Registration And/Or To Request NYSBOE Filer ID# and PIN Campaign Finance Form (pdf 52.1KB)

A candidate must file this form to register with NYSBOE and to obtain a Filer ID# and PIN if they do not have a registered authorized committee disclosing all of the financial activity of the candidate or the candidate has a registered authorized committee but chooses to have financial activity for the campaign that will not be disclosed by the authorized committee.

CF-02, Type 2 - Political Action Committee (PAC) Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 90.9KB)

A Political Action Committee (PAC) must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Boards of Election(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depostitory and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

CF-02, Type 3-7; 3H-7H - Constituted/Party Committees and Housekeeping Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 99.8KB)

A Constituted/Party Committee must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Boards of Elections(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depostitory and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

CF-02, Type 8 - Independent Expenditure Committee Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 127KB)

An Independent Expenditure Committee must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Board of Election(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depository and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

CF-02, Type 9 - Authorized Multi-Candidate Committee Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 69.2KB)

An Authorized Multi-Candidate Committee must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Board of Election(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depository and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

CF-02, Type 9B - Ballot Issue Committee Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 97.6KB)

A Ballot Issue Committee must file this form to register with NYSBOE and obtain a Filer ID# and PIN and to register with the appropriate local Board of Elections(s). It must be submitted within five days of choosing a treasurer and depository and prior to receiving or expending any funds.

Claim of Exemption from Filing

CF-05 - Candidate or Committee Claim of Exemption from Filing Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports (pdf 234KB)

A candidate or committee must file this form with each appropriate Board of Elections where the candidate or committee is required to file campaign financial disclosure reports.

Complete the form, print and sign it. All forms are fillable; however, original signatures are required. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe generated signatures. Then, mail the form to NYSBOE and/or each local Board of Elections(s) as applicable.

Authorization Forms

CF-16 - Candidate Authorization for a Committee to Make ALL Campaign Financial Disclosures (pdf 70.6KB)

File this form if you are a candidate with an authorized committee that will make all of the candidate's required campaign financial disclosure filings. These filings would include all the financial activity of the campaign, including the financial activity of the candidate.

CF-03 - Committee Authorization Campaign Finance Form (pdf 48.4KB)

All committees that are taking part in the campaign of any candidate by making direct expenditures on the candidate's behalf must file this form.

Complete this form, print and sign it. All forms are fillable; however, original signatures are required. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signatures. Then, mail the form to NYSBOE and/or each local Board of Election(s) as applicable.

Resignation/Termination/Non-Participation Forms

CF-18 - Termination or Resignation Request Form/No-Activity Report Form (pdf 324KB)

A candidate or committee treasurer, which is registered with the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE), must file this form requesting resignation as treasurer or termination of the candidate's/committee's filing obligation.

CF-19 - Application for Electronic Filing Exemption (pdf 147KB)

The committee, which is registered with the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE), must file this form when applying for exemption from the electronic campaign financial disclosure reporting requirements of Article 14 of the NYS Election Law.

CF-20 - Non-Participation in Election(s) by Registered PACs, Party and Constituted Committees or Independent Expenditure Committees (pdf 218KB)

The committee, which is registered with the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE), must file this form when it will not support or has not supported, in any way, any candidate or political committee which is a participant in the current year's Primary and/or General Election.

Complete the form, print and sign it. All forms are fillable; however, original signature are required. We cannot accept any kind of digital or Adobe-generated signatures. Then, mail the form to NYSBOE and/or each local Board of Election(s) as applicable.



Schedules for Campaign Financial Disclosure Reporting Brochure 03/13 (pdf 367KB)

Schedules described in this brochure are used to provide details of contributions and expenses in campaign financial disclosure reports.

Campaign Financial Disclosure Reporting FAQ Brochure (pdf 409KB)

Questions that are frequently asked by filers of campaign financial disclosure reports are available in this brochure.

Electronic Filing Software and User Guide Publications for EFS 5.1

Electronic Filing System 5.1 Software User Guide (pdf 892KB) - 23-page version with screen shots

Electronic Filing Software 5.1 Quick Reference Guide (pdf 578KB) - 7-page version

Electronic Filing Software 5.1 Frequently Asked Questions (pdf 381KB)

Electronic Filing Software 5.1 Brochure (pdf 477KB)

Electronic Filing Software and User Guide Publications for EFS 4.0

Electronic Filing Software Reference Guide (pdf 562KB) - 10-page version

Electronic Filing Software User Guide (pdf 2,705KB) - 39-page version with screen shots