In accordance with the Campaign Finance Law, M.G.L. Chapter 55, candidates for political office and political committees are required to disclose all contributions received and expenditures made.
The campaign finance law also provides for limitations and in some cases absolute prohibitions, on certain sources of campaign contributions. Additionally, the way in which campaign funds may be spent is regulated by the statute as well as by regulations and guidelines established by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
Finally, Chapter 55 regulates certain conduct in connection with the raising and spending of campaign funds, such as the activities of public employees, and prohibits the use of governmental resources for political purposes.
The Office of Campaign and Political Finance has promulgated regulations (970 CMR) on contributions and expenditures, which should be consulted for more specific guidelines on these requirements.
Mayoral and City Council candidates as well as political committees (PACs) file electronically with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
School Committee candidates, as well as ballot and local party committees, file with the City Clerk.
For an overview of Campaign Finance Laws, click here to watch a video of a seminar conducted by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance on July 13, 2015, at Government Center.
Reports filed with the City Clerk
$1,000 or more inactivity, as required by M.G.L. Chapter 55, Section 26.
Please note: City Council candidates filed with the City Clerk until 2014.