Disclosure Requirements

State Candidates and Officeholders

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Candidates for public office are required to report contributions received and expenditures made to bring about their nomination or election. The reports must be received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office by close of business on the due date. If a candidate fails to file the required financial disclosure reports, the Lieutenant Governor may disqualify the candidate and remove his or her name from the ballot. Local school board, county or municipal candidates will not file reports with the Lieutenant Governor's office, but will file with the County Clerk or Municipal Recorder.

All Candidates/Officeholders need to report each contribution within 30 days after the contribution was received.

One is considered a candidate and must begin filing financial disclosures if one or more of the following occurs:

  • The individual files for candidacy,
  • The individual receives contributions or makes expenditures related to candidacy for office,
  • The individual coordinates with any individual or entity to receive contributions or make expenditures related to candidacy for office.

What happens when the report due date is on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday?

The Election Code extends the deadline to the next business day when a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday (see Utah Code section 20A-1-401). For example, January 10, 2010 is a Sunday, therefore, the report is actually due on Monday, January 11, 2010.

When exactly is seven days before a convention or election date?

The Election Code directs that the day of an event is not counted when calculating the number of days before the event (see Utah Code section 20A-1-401). For example, if a party convention is held on Saturday, May 3, 2008, then seven days before that convention is Saturday, April 26, 2008. As explained above, since that deadline falls on a Saturday, the report is actually due on Monday, April 28, 2008 and should include contributions received and expenditures made through Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

State Office Candidates

A "State Office Candidate", as described in 20A-11-101(49), is a person who:

  • files a declaration of candidacy for a state office; or
  • receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election to a state office.
Type of ReportWho is required to file?Due DateWhat the report includes
Received Contributions All candidates & officeholders Within 30 days of receiving a contribution This report includes "Received Contributions" which have not been reported in any of the required reports listed below.
Pre-Convention All candidates 7 days before the party convention Expenditures and contributions as of 5 days before the due date.
Pre-Primary All candidates 7 days before the primary election Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
August 31st All candidates August 31st of even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
Pre-General Election All candidates 7 days before the general election Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
Year-End All candidates & officeholders January 10th of every year All expenditures and contributions since the last report through December 31st.
Final Candidates or officeholders who no longer receive or expend campaign funds and wish to close their campaign. Anytime Statement of dissolution, final summary report with a zero balance.

State Legislative Office Candidates

A "Legislative Office Candidate", as described in 20A-11-101(23), is a person who:

  • files a declaration of candidacy for the office of state senator or state representative;
  • declares oneself to be a candidate for, or actively campaigns for, the position of speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, or the leader, whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature; or
  • receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election to a legislative office.
Type of ReportWho is required to file?Due DateWhat the report includes
Received Contributions All candidates & officeholders Within 30 days of receiving a contribution This report includes "Received Contributions" which have not been reported in any of the required reports listed below.
Pre-Convention All candidates 7 days before the party convention Expenditures and contributions as of 5 days before the due date. Current officeholders report everything since the last report.
Pre-Primary All candidates 7 days before the primary election Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
August 31st All candidates August 31st of even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
Pre-General Election All candidates 7 days before the general election Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date.
Year-End All candidates January 10th of every year All expenditures and contributions since the last report through December 31st.
Final Candidates or officeholders who no longer receive or expend campaign funds and wish to close their campaign. Anytime Statement of Dissolution. Final summary report with zero balance.

State/Local School Board* Candidates

Type of ReportWho is required to file?Due DateWhat the report includes
Received Contributions All State & Local School Board candidates & officeholders Within 30 days of receiving a contribution This report includes "Received Contributions" which have not been reported in any of the required reports listed below.
Spring All State School Board candidates May 15th of even numbered years All expenditures and contributions from the end of the last report to 5 days before the due date.
Pre-Primary All State & Local School Board candidates 7 days before the primary election All expenditures and contributions from the end of the last report to 5 days before the due date.
August 31st All State and Local School Board candidates August 31st of even numbered years All expenditures and contributions from the end of the last report to 5 days before the due date.
Pre-General Election All State & Local School Board candidates 7 days before the general election All expenditures and contributions from the end of the last report to 5 days before the due date.
Year-End All candidates and Officeholders January 10th of every year All expenditures and contributions since the last report through December 31st.
Final State & Local School Board candidates or officeholders who no longer receive or expend campaign funds and wish to close their campaign Anytime Statement of Dissolution. Final summary report with zero balance.
*Local School Board Candidates file all financial reports with the County Clerk, not with the Lieutenant Governor's Office.

How to Submit Reports Electronically

Candidates are required to file financial disclosure reports electronically by using disclosures.utah.gov.

Note: Financial Disclosure reports must be received in the Lieutenant Governor's Office by close of business on the due date. If a candidate fails to file the required financial disclosure reports, the candidate may be disqualified and may be subject to a fine of $100.

Contact the Lieutenant Governor's Office by e-mail at disclosure@utah.gov or call (801) 538-1041 if you have any questions.