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Click the first button below to download Campaign Finance Report data from 2012 through the current General Municipal Election cycle in Excel format, or click the second button to see PDFs of prior year reports from 2000 to the present:  

What is Changing Effective January 1st
Important transition note: A contribution is “made” when the candidate receives the actual payment. Example, if a Mayoral candidate receives a check for $2,000 on January 2nd, but the check is dated 12/30/2020, the new $1,000 limit applies and the candidate must return the excess $1,000 to the contributor within 72 hours of receipt.

Office Sought Old Contribution Limit New Contribution Limit Participating in Fair Elections Fund Limit
Mayor $3,000 $1,000 $500
City Council At-Large $2,000 $700
$350
Judge $2,000 $700 $350
Clerk and Recorder $2,000
$700 $350
Auditor $2,000
$700 $350
City Council District $1,000 $400 $200

 

Welcome to Denver's online campaign finance reporting system. Candidates and organizations seeking to participate in an election in the City and County of Denver must be registered with the Clerk and Recorder's Office and must file campaign finance forms and reports by required deadlines. Campaign finance forms and reports must be filed online through the Denver Campaign Finance Online Reporting System. Campaign finance reporting in Denver is governed by Article 3, Section 15 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code.

Click the blue Campaign Finance Reports button below to view PDFs of campaign finance filings. You can also click here to download campaign finance filings from 2012 to present in a searchable, sortable Excel spreadsheet format. Anyone wishing to file a complaint alleging a violation of Denver campaign finance laws may file a written complaint with the Denver Elections Division.

Independent Expenditure & Electioneering Communication Reporting 

To report independent expenditure and electioneering communications please complete and submit the following documents:

Independent Expenditure and Electioneering Communication Reports Received

2019 A Better Denver for All of Us

Spreadsheet | PDF

 

2019 Colorado's Best People

2019 Friends for Denver's Future

2019 Gibson, Mark

2019 Red White Blue Denver

Denver School Board Campaign Finance

Campaign finance reporting for school board candidates and for special district candidates transferred to the Colorado Secretary of State's office effective January 1, 2010.

School board and special district members and candidates must report campaign finance activity through the Secretary of State's online reporting system.

Campaign Finance Resources for School Board Candidates

End of Year Campaign Finance Reporting

  • Candidate committees must file this report electronically. 
  • This report is due on January 31 of the following year.
  • This requirement does not apply to committees that have already zeroed out their bank balances and filed a final report.