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Campaign Resources

The CFB provides campaigns with several resources to assist them in complying with the Campaign Finance Act & Board Rules, as well as participating in the Campaign Finance Program.

Campaign Finance Handbook

The Campaign Finance Handbook is a user manual for candidates running for city office. The Handbook is a plain-language compliance guide, but is not a substitute for the Campaign Finance Act or CFB Rules. The Handbook is up to date as of July 2018.

Forms & Template

Campaigns will need to complete and submit certain forms to the CFB throughout the election. The CFB also provides templates for campaign use that may assist them in gathering necessary information for disclosure purposes.


These resources provide campaigns with supplemental information on specific campaign-related topics. They do not replace or supersede the Actthe Rules, or the Campaign Finance Handbook.

Special Elections

In New York City, special elections are held to temporarily fill vacancies in city offices resulting from an elected official’s resignation, removal, death, or permanent incapacitation. Special elections are called by the mayor and are usually held on the first Tuesday at least 45 days after the office has been vacated.

How to File a Complaint

Members of the public who have knowledge of a specific action or lack of action that seems contrary to the rules and regulations regarding campaign fundraising, campaign or independent expenditures, or other activities under the CFB’s jurisdiction may file a complaint with the CFB.

Doing Business FAQ

NYC has stringent restrictions on contributions from individuals doing business with the city. Learn more about these anti-“pay to play” regulations in the FAQ.

Consultant and Vendor Guide

This guide demonstrates best practices for the consultants and vendors that regularly work for campaigns. The guide includes information on the types of documentation that campaigns will request, as well as links to templates and sample documents.