Party Disclosures

2016 Financial Disclosure Deadlines

A political party may not replace a candidate who is disqualified for failure to file a financial disclosure report by the deadline (H.B. 48).


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 20A-1-401). For example, Year End reports are due on January 10 of each year. January 10, 2016 was a Sunday; therefore, the 2015 Year End report was due on Monday, January 11, 2016.

 

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

The Election Code states that the day of an event is not counted when calculating the number of days before the event (see Utah Code 20A-1-401). For example, if a party convention is held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, then seven days before that convention is Saturday, April 16, 2016. As explained above, since that deadline falls on a Saturday, the report is actually due on Monday, April 18, 2016 and should include contributions received and expenditures made through Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

 

State Party

A state party must file the necessary reports listed below regardless of the amount of contributions received and expenditures made.

Type of ReportWho is required to file?Due DateWhat the report includesPenalty for failure to file report by due date
Convention All state parties 7 days before the state party convention in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions as of 5 days before the due date. $100 fine
Primary All state parties 7 days before the primary election in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $100 fine
September 30th All state parties September 30 in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $100 fine
General All state parties 7 days before the general election in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $100 fine
Year End All state parties January 10 of every year All expenditures and contributions since the last report through December 31st. $100 fine
Final State parties 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. N/A


The deadline to pay a fine to the Lt. Governor's Office is 30 days after the day on which the fine is imposed.

County Party

A county party must file the necessary reports listed below only if a county party received at least $750 in contributions or disbursed expenditures totaling at least $50 during a calendar year.

Type of ReportWho is required to file?Due DateWhat the report includesPenalty for failure to file report by due date
Convention All county parties 7 days before the county party convention in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions as of 5 days before the due date. $100 fine
Primary All county parties 7 days before the primary election in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $1,000 fine
September 30th All county parties September 30 in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $1,000 fine
General All county parties 7 days before the general election in even numbered years Expenditures and contributions since the last report as of 5 days before the due date. $1,000 fine
Year End All county parties January 10 of every year All expenditures and contributions since the last report through December 31st. $100 fine
Final County parties 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.

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The deadline to pay a fine to the Lt. Governor's Office is 30 days after the day on which the fine is imposed.