Issue Committee Guidelines
What is an Issue Committee?
In the context of Fort Collins municipal elections, an "issue committee" is defined as:
(1) Two or more persons who are elected, appointed or chosen, or have associated themselves, for the purpose of accepting contributions or making expenditures to support or oppose any ballot issue or ballot question; or
(2) Any person that has accepted contributions for the purpose of supporting or opposing any ballot issue or ballot question.
"Person" is defined as any individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization or other organization or groups of persons.
It is important to note that the definition of "issue committee" for Fort Collins municipal elections is different than the definition contained in the Fair Campaign Practices Act and that may be used by other municipalities.
Issue Committee Requirements
All issue committees are required to register with the City Clerk before accepting contributions or making expenditures.
- Issue Committee Guidelines
- Committee Registration Form
- Campaign Reporting Forms (May now be filed electronically -- see Note below)
- Important Dates
NOTE: Campaign Finance Reporting Forms may now be filed electronically by emailing a pdf file or Excel file to Rita Knoll, Chief Deputy City Clerk, at cmtub2xsQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==, and are considered timely if filed no later than midnight Mountain Standard Time on the date due. Reports filed in paper format are considered timely if filed by the close of business on the date due. Regardless of the method of filing, the report due the Friday before the election is due at noon Mountain Standard Time.
Click here for information about Issue Committees registered for the April 2, 2019 election.