Monday, April 12, 2010

Campaign Finance Reports Due Today

Today is the deadline for candidates running for political office in Putnam County to turn in their first quarter campaign finance reports. The reports cover spending that's taken place from the middle of January through the end of March. Another report is due at the end of April -- just before Election Day next month. Those candidates running for a part-time office that pays less than five hundred dollars a month may file what's called a non-disclosure form -- if they don't spend more than a thousand dollars on their campaign. Officials say the purpose of the reports is to allow the public to see who is supporting the candidates financially and how much money they are spending in their election effort.