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2013 LIMITS, REQUIREMENTS, AND PUBLIC FUNDS

Contribution | Doing Business | Spending | Thresholds | Maximum Public Funds*

 
Contribution Limits
Mayor, Public Advocate & Comptroller Borough
President
City
Council
These limits are for the primary and general elections combined. Both monetary and "in-kind" contributions of goods / services are subject to these limits. All candidates are prohibited from accepting contributions from corporations, LLCs, and partnerships.
$4,950 $3,850 $2,750
 
Doing Business Contribution Limits
Mayor, Public Advocate & Comptroller Borough President City Council
These "doing business" contribution limits are for the primary and general elections combined.
$400 $320 $250
 
Spending Limits
  Mayor Public Advocate
& Comptroller
Borough President City Council
* Spending in excess of these amounts will be charged against the first limit applicable in 2013.
If no primary election is held, there is no primary election spending limit.
2010-2012 (Out-Year)* $303,000 $303,000 $135,000 $45,000
2013 Primary Election† $6,426,000 $4,018,000 $1,446,000 $168,000
2013 General Election $6,426,000 $4,018,000 $1,446,000 $168,000
 
Thresholds
  Mayor Public Advocate
& Comptroller
Borough
President
City
Council

Candidates must meet this two-part threshold, abide by the Program's requirements, and face opposition on the ballot to qualify for public financing.

Only the first $175 of a contribution counts toward meeting dollar amount threshold.

*

For borough president, the threshold dollar amount is based upon the number of persons living in each borough. The dollar amount (based on the 2010 census) for each borough is: Bronx, $27,702; Brooklyn, $50,094; Manhattan, $31,717; Queens, $44,614; and Staten Island, $10,000. Note: These amounts are based on the 2010 census and are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Must be borough residents.
†† Must be district residents.
Minimum Funds Raised $250,000 $125,000 $10,000 – 50,094* $5,000
No. of Contributors 1,000 500 100† 75††
 
Maximum Public Funds*†
Mayor Public Advocate
& Comptroller
Borough President City Council
The Program matches each dollar a NYC resident gives, up to $175, with six dollars in public funds, for a maximum of $1,050 in public funds per contributor.
* Per election, in election year.
Candidates who face minimal opposition will receive a reduced public funds payment.
$3,534,300 $2,209,900 $795,300 $92,400