Candidates for City Elected Office


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Pursuant to New York City Administrative Code § 12-110(b)(2), candidates for election to the office of Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, District Attorney, Borough President, or City Council member are required to file an annual disclosure report with the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board. The annual disclosure report asks for information concerning financial interests and outside activities during the preceding calendar year.

Candidates who have registered with the Campaign Finance Board to receive matching funds must comply with the annual disclosure filing requirements found on the Candidate Matching Funds page.

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WHO MUST FILE

Candidates for election to the office of Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, District Attorney, Borough President, or City Council member. This includes:

  • Each person (i) who has declared their intention to seek nomination, election, or re-election, or (ii) on whose behalf a declaration or nominating paper or petition has been made or filed which has not been declined;
  • Write-in candidates who have been entered into the nomination book at the Board of Elections; and
  • Candidates filling vacancies in a designation or nomination.

WHEN TO FILE

Candidates. Each candidate for public office must file their annual disclosure report with the Board within twenty-five (25) days after the last day for filing designating or independent nominating petitions pursuant to the election law.

Write-In Candidates. If you are running as a write-in candidate, you must file within twenty-five (25) days after the primary. If you are running to fill a vacancy in a designation or nomination for an office, you must file within twenty (20) days after a certificate designating the person to fill the vacancy is filed with the Board of Elections, or within five (5) days before the election for which the certificate is filed, whichever is earlier.

HOW TO FILE

Candidates who have not already filed an annual disclosure report covering the prior calendar year, must complete a PDF fillable annual disclosure report form:

  1. Filers must use Adobe Acrobat to properly fill out the report. To download Adobe Acrobat, visit https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
  2. Open the annual disclosure report form using Adobe Acrobat.
  3. Complete all blank fields.
  4. Date and sign the Certification (found on page 37) by typing your full name in the signature field.
  5. Save the PDF.
  6. Email your report to efiling@coib.nyc.gov

If you already filed a financial disclosure statement covering 2022 with the New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (formerly, the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics), you may satisfy your filing obligations by emailing a copy of the complete disclosure statement (not the receipt) to efiling@coib.nyc.gov.

PUBLIC INSPECTION OF ANNUAL DISCLOSURE REPORTS

Any member of the public may request to view a candidate’s annual disclosure report.

Whenever a candidate’s annual disclosure report is publicly released, the Board will notify the filer and provide the identity of the person to whom the report was released.

Information regarding the candidate’s spouse, domestic partner, or unemancipated child(ren) will be withheld from public inspection unless the candidate shares the financial interest with them or the Board determines that such information involves an actual or potential conflict of interest on the part of the candidate.

AMENDING AN ANNUAL DISCLOSURE REPORT

If you have unintentionally omitted certain information in the report or included incorrect information, you must amend your report by contacting the Board at (212) 437-0739 or at efiling@coib.nyc.gov. Only the filer may amend the filer’s report.

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For information on how to run for a City elected office, contact the New York City Board of Elections at: http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/home.shtml