April 2, 2019 Regular Election#
What is a Political Committee?#
In the context of Fort Collins municipal elections, a "political 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 one or more candidates.
(2) Any person that has accepted contributions for the purpose of supporting or opposing one or more candidates.
"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 "political 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.
Political Committee Requirements#
All political committees are required to register with the City Clerk before accepting contributions or making expenditures.
- Political 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
The following Political Committees are registered with the City Clerk's Office for the April 2019 Election: