Candidates and committees in municipal elections are required to file appropriate campaign finance forms with the Town Clerk.
DO NOT FILE ONLINE THROUGH TRACER.
Standalone candidates are candidates without a candidate committee. A candidate committee is not required if you will not seek or accept contributions during candidacy or if a candidate will only spend their own money. A candidate committee is required if a candidate will accept money from any other person or entity.
A candidate committee accepts contributions and makes expenditures under the authority of the candidate. A candidate committee includes the candidate. It is not necessary for a candidate committee to have additional members. Telluride Municipal Code Section 2-1-100 imposes contribution limits in the amount of $400 for candidates and candidate committees.
A political committee is any person, other than a natural person, or any group of two or more persons, including natural persons that have accepted or made contributions or expenditures in excess of $200 to support of oppose the nomination or election of one or more candidates. Telluride Municipal Code Section 2-1-100 imposes contribution limits in the amount of $400 for political committees.
Colorado law defines an issue committee as any person, other than a natural person, or any group of two or more persons, including natural persons, that has:
- A major purpose of supporting or opposing any ballot issue or ballot question; and
- That has accepted or made contributions or expenditures in excess of $200 to support or oppose any ballot issue or ballot question OR has printed two hundred or more petition sections.
An organization or group of people who support or oppose an issue should familiarize themselves with the laws concerning issue committees before the group engages in political activity to ensure compliance with any campaign finance laws that may apply.
Please read the Campaign Finance Manual for additional campaign finance information.
All forms must be submitted to the town clerk by midnight on the due date. Forms may be submitted electronically to be considered timely, however, originals must be received in the Clerk's office within seven (7) days of the due date.
- 2023 Municipal Filing Calendar
- Candidate Affidavit (Must be filed within 10 days of becoming a candidate.)
- New Committee Registration
- Report of Contributions and Expenditures
- Non-Receipt of Contributions & Non-Expenditure
- Notice of Major Contributor
- Statement of Personal Expenditures
Complaints asserting violations of any Fair Campaign Practices Act provisions shall be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office pursuant to the adopted Rules and Procedure For Handling Third Party Complaints Alleging Violations Of Campaign Finance Laws Relating To Municipal Elections. The office of the Colorado Secretary of State will neither accept nor consider municipal complaints and will redirect them to the Town Clerk’s Office.
All reports required to be filed are public records. You can view campaign finance reports by accessing our public records page.