Campaign Finance Reports

If you choose to run for a local office, you are required to submit Campaign Finance Reports to the Nacogdoches County Elections Office according to the Texas Ethics Commission Filing Schedule. Forms and Instructions for Appointing a Campaign Treasurer (Form CTA) and Campaign Finance Reports (Form C/OH) can be found here.

The only role the Nacogdoches County Elections Office serves regarding Campaign Finance Reports is to print Campaign Finance Report forms for candidates who need them, receive completed Campaign Finance Reports from candidates on filing deadlines, and to provide copies of submitted reports to those who request them. Generally, the local newspaper will ask for copies of Campaign Finance Reports that candidates submit, and other candidates will request copies of Campaign Finance Reports of their opponents. If you have an opponent, you may request a copy of your opponent’s Campaign Finance Reports.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to keep up with deadlines to turn in reports, and to learn how to fill out the forms properly by reading instructions provided by the Texas Ethics Commission. The Texas Ethics Commission is the final authority on whether Campaign Finance Reports are filled out correctly, not the Nacogdoches County Elections Office. If you are unsure of how to complete any section of a report, then the Nacogdoches County Elections Office advises you to contact the Texas Ethics Commission.

In time, the Nacogdoches County Elections Office will add tips and answers to frequently asked questions that most candidates have regarding Campaign Finance Reports to this page to try to make the process easier and clearer for candidates. Again though, the only role regarding Campaign Finance Reports that the Nacogdoches County Elections Office plays is to print Campaign Finance Report forms for candidates who need them, receive completed Campaign Finance Reports from candidates on filing deadlines, and to provide copies of submitted reports to those who request them. The Nacogdoches County Elections Office does not determine if received reports are completed correctly or not.