State Positions (elected officials, board & commission members, state agency directors, professional staff)

Incumbents:  Individuals holding office on January 1 must file for the previous calendar year. File this annual report no later than April 15.

Incumbents who leave office prior to the new year: No obligation to file a final report.

Appointees:  File within two weeks after being appointed to a state position. Report covers the previous 12 months.

Candidates:  File within two weeks of becoming a candidate. Report covers the previous 12 months.

Local Positions

Incumbents:  Individuals holding office on or after January 1 must file for the previous calendar year.  File this annual report no later than April 15.

Incumbents who leave office prior to the new year: File for the portion of the year in office. Report due April 15. 

Appointees:  File within two weeks after being appointed to an unexpired term. Report covers the previous 12 months.

Candidates:  File within two weeks of becoming a candidate. Report covers the previous 12 months.

No one is required to file multiple F-1 reports in a calendar year, regardless of how many offices a person holds that have the F-1 filing requirement.  Newly elected officials and recent appointees are required to file the annual report due between January 1 - April 15, even when their initial report was filed near the end of the previous calendar year.

"Becoming a Candidate"

A person becomes a candidate and subject to the disclosure law at the time he or she first:

  • receives contributions;
  • makes campaign-related expenditures;
  • reserves space or purchases advertising to promote his or her candidacy;
  • authorizes someone else to do any of these three activities on his or her
    behalf;
  • states publicly that he or she is seeking office (even if the candidacy is
    conditioned on some future occurrence, like receiving endorsements or
    raising a certain amount of money); or
  • officially files for office.