Campaign Finance Reports Electronic Filing System
For questions regarding how to use the City of Houston's campaign finance reports electronic filing system, please contact the Office of the City Secretary at 832.393.1100.
- Electronic Filing of Campaign Finance Reports Ordinance
- 2015 Campaign Finance Reports by Candidate and Position
For questions regarding how to report campaign finance information, please contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 800.325.8506.
In April 2015, the Texas Ethics Commission released a new Electronic Filing Application. The changes made have to do with the separation of the types of contributions and political expenditures. Though these changes are minor, they require substantial modification to the databases that facilitate the electronic filings that campaigns will be making.
The Mayor’s Office, City Secretary, Legal Department, and the Houston Information Technology Services Department are working diligently to modify the database in a way that will allow electronic filings that comply with the amended TEC requirements. We do not currently have that database available, and will be providing daily updates to enumerate the status of the database reconstruction. In the meantime, if you intend to file before the deadline of July 15th at 5 p.m., the only current option available will be to file by paper in the City Secretary’s office. To produce a report that will satisfy the requirements enumerated by the TEC, you can go here to file as a local candidate and print the PDF, which you can then submit to the City Secretary’s Office in person, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The instructions on how to file are enumerated by the photo set below. The Texas Ethics Commission has also issued detailed instructions and troubleshooting information available here.
Until further notice, the City of Houston will not be enforcing Chapter 18 Sections 18-103 and 18-104.
Otherwise, we will update this site once daily to show the current status of the database and its ability to receive electronic filings.
As of 07.14.2015 at 9:00am, the filing database is not working
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