Start Your Campaign

If you are thinking about running for city office, you must follow certain steps before you start raising or spending money. Learn what you need to start your committee.

Limits & Thresholds

Candidates must submit complete periodic statements disclosing their campaign financial activity by each deadline. Program participants must also submit backup documentation by these deadlines in order for contributions to be eligible for match.

Disclosure Deadlines

Candidates must submit complete periodic statements disclosing their campaign financial activity by each deadline. Program participants must also submit backup documentation by these deadlines in order for contributions to be eligible for match.

Campaign Resources

The CFB provides these resources to assist campaigns to comply with the Campaign Finance Act and Board Rules, and understand the requirements of participating in the Campaign Finance Program.

Post-Election

All campaigns must continue to file disclosure statements and participate in the post-election audit process. Campaigns must also wind down their campaigns and continue to abide by CFB regulations.

Trainings

Attend our trainings to learn more about the campaign finance compliance requirements and online systems.

C-SMART

If you have any financial activity, you must register with the CFB and submit all of your disclosure statements through C-SMART.

NYC Votes Contribute

NYC Votes Contribute is the credit card contributions platform created by the CFB and is exclusively available to CFB-registered campaigns, who can sign up as soon as they register.