Financial Reporting for Candidates and Committees

Reporting Requirements

Florida law regulates campaign financing for all candidates (including judicial candidates), committees and electioneering communications, affiliated party committees and political parties. It does not regulate campaign financing for candidates for federal office.

Chapter 106 of the Florida Statutes requires each campaign treasurer designated by a candidate or committee to file regular reports of all contributions received and all expenditures made by or on behalf of the candidate or political committee on or before the filing deadline. It is the campaign treasurer's responsibility to ensure that reports are complete and accurate and comply with all campaign finance laws and regulations.

Any candidate or political committee that fails to file a report by the designated due date may be assessed a fine by the filing officer for each late day. In the case of a candidate, such fines shall be paid only from personal funds of the candidate.


Where to File

Candidate financial reports are filed with the qualifying officer for the office. Political committee financial reports are filed with the agency or officer with whom the committee registered.


How to File

Candidates who file and qualify with the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections and committees registered in Sarasota County use this electronic campaign finance portal to log in and file reports.

Political committees filing reports with the Division of Elections are required to file by means of the Electronic Filing System (EFS).


Additional Resources

Ron Turner, Supervisor of Elections, Sarasota County
EMAIL: • OFFICE HOURS: M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM • MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 4194 Sarasota, FL 34230-4194
Terrace Building
101 S. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236

PHONE: (941) 861-8600
FAX: (941) 861-8609
ESPAÑOL: (833) 912-1316

Robert L. Anderson Administration Center
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Rm 114
Venice, FL 34293

PHONE: (941) 861-3760
FAX: (941) 861-3770
ESPAÑOL: (833) 912-1316

Biscayne Plaza
13640 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287

PHONE: (941) 423-9540
FAX: (941) 423-9256
ESPAÑOL: (833) 912-1316

PLEASE NOTE: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Florida Statute 668.6076.