Campaign Finance Reports

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2009 made changes to the Campaign Finance Law.
City and Town Clerks are now required to post copies of Campaign Finance Reports for Candidates and Ballot Question Committees when there has been $1,000 or more in activity.

These reports, and reports for political campaigns with under $1,000 in activity, are filed in the Town Clerk's office and are available to the public.


2017 CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION: MARCH 28, 2017
SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION: MARCH 28, 2017


8TH DAY PRECEDING ELECTION REPORT
Due Date: March 20, 2017
 
Reporting Period: January 1, 2017 to March 10, 2017
 
Persons Required to File:
  • All candidates/treasurers appearing on ballot
  • Treasurers for ballot question committees

What is Required to be Filed: M 102 for all candidates who HAVE received contributions, made expenditures (including those who have spent their own money); or incurred obligations during the reporting period, or DO have a campaign fund in existence (balance).

M102-0 for candidates who HAVE NOT received contributions, made expenditures, or incurred obligations during the reporting period and DO NOT have a campaign fund in existence (balance).
 

30TH DAY AFTER ELECTION REPORT
Due Date: April 27, 2017
 
Reporting Period: March 11, 2017 to April 17, 2017
 
Persons Required to File:
  • All candidates/treasurers whose names appeared on ballot regardless of outcome
  • Treasurers for ballot question committees

What is Required to be Filed: M 102 for all candidates who HAVE received contributions, made expenditures (includes those who have spent their own money); or incurred obligations during the reporting period, or DO have a campaign fund in existence (balance).

M102-0 for candidates who HAVE NOT received contributions, made expenditures, or incurred obligations during the reporting period and DO NOT have a campaign fund in existence (balance).
 

END-OF-YEAR REPORT
 
Due Date:
January 20, 2018
 
Reporting Period: April 18, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (for candidates)
                                January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 (for incumbents)
 
Persons Required to File:
  • ALL INCUMBENTS
  • All candidates/treasurers whose name appeared on ballot regardless of outcome
  • Treasurers of active ballot question committees
  • Treasurers of all other active candidate committees

What is Required to be Filed: M 102 for all candidates who HAVE received contributions, made expenditures (includes those who have spent their own money); or incurred obligations during the reporting period, or DO have a campaign fund in existence (balance).
  
M102-0 for candidates who HAVE NOT received contributions, made expenditures, or incurred obligations during the reporting period and DO NOT have a campaign fund in existence (balance).
 
 
 

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS



2017


Annual Town Election - March 28, 2017


Statement of Organization: Demling | Page Greeney
  
8th Day Preceding Election
Steinberg | Kruger | Axelson-Berry | Johnson | Nakajima | Page | Demling
 
30th Day Post Election
Johnson | Lefebvre  Edwards | Demling  | Page | Hoffmann Lee | Krueger 
     
     

Special Town Election - March 28, 2017


Ballot Question Committees
Statement of Organization: Vote Yes for Amherst SASS - Referendum

8th Day Preceding Election: Vote Yes for Amherst SASS - Referendum
   
30th Day Post Election: Vote Yes for Amherst SASS - Referendum
  

2016


Annual Town Election 


Statement of Organization
Candidates: Ordonez | Kent O'Connor

Ballot Question Committees: 
Save Amherst Small Schools | Building Opportunities and Learning Diversity | Amherst For All Town Meeting Works
 
8th Day Preceding Election
Candidates: Brewer | Ordonez | Kent O'Connor
Ballot Question Committees:
Save Amherst Small Schools | Building Opportunities and Learning Diversity | Amherst For All Town Meeting Works
 
  
30th Day Preceding Election
Candidates: Brewer | Kent O'Connor
Ballot Question Committees:
Save Amherst Small Schools | Building Opportunities and Learning Diversity | Amherst For All Town Meeting Works
 
End of Year
Candidates: Brewer | Ordonez Kent
Incumbents: Steinberg | Boutilier Appy 
Ballot Question Committees:
Building Opportunities and Learning Diversity | Amherst For All 
 
 
Political Action Committee - Report of Independent Expenditures Promoting Election or Defeat of Candidate(s)
Amherst For Change
Statement of Organization
Reports: 2/26/16 to 3/18/16 | 3/19/16 to 3/21/16 | 3/22/16 to 3/23/16 | 3/24/16 to 3/25/16 2/26/16 to 12/15/16 and Dissolution