Attention! Starting on July 1, 2020, all campaign finance reports must be filed using the City Clerk's new E-Filing System. If you submit a paper campaign finance report and data file to the Clerk's Office, you will receive the following memo and your submission will be rejected. 

 

Filing Requirements

Per the State Election Code, Section 254.063 and 254.093, Semiannual Reporting Schedule for Candidate/Officeholder, contribution and expenditure reports are due with the Office of the City Clerk (OCC) on their respective due date.

New! E-Filing System

Starting on July 1, 2020, all campaign finance reports must be filed using the City Clerk's new electronic filing system and the Office of the City Clerk will no longer accept data files or paper copies of the campaign finance reports. All candidates and political action committees will be required to file all campaign finance reports, including the City ATX forms, using the COA E-Filing System. The new system will allow filers to file their reports from any location at their convenience and will eliminate the need for submitting a separate data file.

New! Campaign Finance Contact Form

In order to file electronically and obtain an E-Filing account and password, candidates and political action committees will need to submit the following two forms to the City Clerk's Office:

The CTA form will still be required to be submitted in hard-copy to the City Clerk's Office. the CTA form can be accessed by the following link. The Campaign Finance Contact Form can be filled out and submitted online by the following link.

Instruction Guides for the Campaign Finance Forms

The Office of the City Clerk created new guides and videos to assist filers when filing their campaign finance reports in the new COA E-Filing System. 

Video Guides
C/OH Guides
Political Action Committee Guides
ATX Forms Guides
ATX Form Guides - In Spanish
ATX Form Samples - *Note: All campaign finance reports must be filed using the City Clerk's new electronic filing system. The Office of the City Clerk will no longer accept data files or paper copies of the campaign finance reports, including the ATX forms.*   

Filing a Correction?

If you need to file a correction to a campaign finance report filed prior to the July 15th 2020 Report, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 512-974-2210 or elections@austintexas.gov for instructions.

Campaign Finance Data Portal and Data Search

In an effort to promote transparency in campaign finance, the City of Austin maintains a database providing public access to all contributions and expenditures reported to the Office of the City Clerk by a candidate, officeholder, or political committee. The database is searchable and also available to view and download from the City of Austin's data portal. To view all active datasets and a complete field listing, please click here.

For specific reporting requirements and filing deadlines, you can contact the Texas Ethics Commission at 512-463-5800 or the Office of the City Clerk at 512-974-2210.