All candidates running for City office, political committees, and some not-for-profit entities are required by law to submit reports recording their expenditures and donations. To make that process easier and more transparent, we launched a new campaign finance filing system in time for the 2019 filing deadline.

Before the new system, candidates or interested residents were required to download a Windows application that was incompatible with most modern web browsers, difficult to navigate, and required multiple steps to access information.

This new state-of-the-art, web-based campaign finance filing system is the result of a tremendous collaboration among the Board of Ethics, City Commissioners’ Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Department of Records. It provides filers with a user-friendly platform to submit their campaign finance reports, and it offers a more transparent search process which allows the public to more easily find and view campaign finance reports.

After its six-month, in-house development, the campaign finance filing system has generated great feedback. People say that the new system is easy to use, intuitive, and responsive.