Start Your Campaign

If you are thinking about running for city office, you must follow certain steps before you start raising or spending money. Learn what you need to start your committee.


Limits & Thresholds

All candidates must abide by contribution limits and restrictions. Candidates participating in the matching funds program must comply with spending limits and meet office-specific thresholds to receive public funds.


Disclosure Deadlines

Don’t be late! Candidates must submit complete disclosure of their campaign finance activity on a defined schedule.


Campaign Resources

The CFB provides these resources to assist campaigns to comply with the Campaign Finance Act and Board Rules, and understand the requirements of participating in the Campaign Finance Program.



You’re not done yet — your relationship with the CFB continues past Election Day. All campaigns must continue to file disclosures and participate in the post-election audit process. Find out what to expect once the election is over.