Campaign Filings

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Under the Campaign Finance Law, the Smith County Elections Administration is the county campaign finance filing authority. Per the Texas Ethics Commission, the following candidates and officeholders file with us: candidates for and holders of elective county offices; candidates for and holders of elective precinct offices within the county; candidates for and holders of the office of district attorney; and specific-purpose political committees.

It is our duty to provide filers with the forms necessary to submit their reports. Furthermore, our office is required to provide the public access to these reports. To provide better customer service through the use of current technology we are able to supply retrieval of these reports online.

Important Note: Reports are provided as a convenience to the public. The absence of a report does not mean a candidate or officeholder has failed to file a report in a timely manner. This may only mean our office has not had the opportunity to include it on the webpage. Please contact our office directly for inquiries concerning missing reports or any further questions you may have.


Filing Forms

These are the forms most requested from our office; click on the form name to download a copy. Additional information plus additional and interactive forms are available from the Texas Ethics Commission.

Form Name Description Time of Filing
CTA Campaign Treasurer Appointment Prior to receiving or expending campaign funds
ACTA Amended Campaign Treasurer Appointment When a change in CTA information occurs
JCTA Judicial Candidate Campaign Treasurer Appointment Prior to receiving or expending campaign funds
AJCTA Amended Judicial Candidate Campaign Treasurer Appointment When a change in JCTA information occurs
CFCP Code of Fair Campaign Practices Optional
C/OH Non-Judicial Candidate / Officeholder report of contributions and expenditures January 15 and July 15 of each year; 30 days and 8 days prior to each election for which the candidate is on the ballot
C/OH-FR* Candidate / Officeholder Report: Designation of Final Report When a candidate does not intend to accept further campaign contributions or make further campaign expenditures.
JC/OH Judicial Candidate / Officeholder report of contributions and expenditures January 15 and July 15 of each year; 30 days and 8 days prior to each election for which the candidate is on the ballot
STA Specific Purpose Action Committee Campaign Treasurer Appointment Prior to receiving or expending campaign funds
ASTA Amended Specific Purpose Action Committee Campaign Treasurer Appointment When a change in STA information occurs
SPAC
Specific Purpose Action Committee report of contributions and expenditures January 15 and July 15 of each year; 30 days and 8 days prior to each election for which the candidate or measure supported/opposed is on the ballot

*Form C/OH-FR is the last page of form C/OH and JC/OH.


Candidate Filings

Semi-annual reports are due on January 15th and July 15th. When running for office, reports are due thirty (30) days and eight (8) days prior to the election.

Searching suggestions: Amended filings may be filed by any candidate. To ensure complete and accurate filing information, view filings by candidate name without the optional form type filter.