The CFB provides campaigns with several resources to assist them in complying with the Campaign Finance Act & Board Rules, as well as participating in the Campaign Finance Program.
The Campaign Finance Handbook is a user manual for candidates running for city office. The Handbook is a plain-language compliance guide, but is not a substitute for the Campaign Finance Act or CFB Rules. The Handbook is up to date as of July 2018.
Campaigns will need to complete and submit certain forms to the CFB throughout the election. The CFB also provides templates for campaign use that may assist them in gathering necessary information for disclosure purposes.
In New York City, special elections are held to temporarily fill vacancies in city offices resulting from an elected official’s resignation, removal, death, or permanent incapacitation. Special elections are called by the mayor and are usually held on the first Tuesday at least 45 days after the office has been vacated.
Members of the public who have knowledge of a specific action or lack of action that seems contrary to the rules and regulations regarding campaign fundraising, campaign or independent expenditures, or other activities under the CFB’s jurisdiction may file a complaint with the CFB.
NYC has stringent restrictions on contributions from individuals doing business with the city. Learn more about these anti-“pay to play” regulations in the FAQ.
This guide demonstrates best practices for the consultants and vendors that regularly work for campaigns. The guide includes information on the types of documentation that campaigns will request, as well as links to templates and sample documents.