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Campaign Finance

Disclosure Information Resources

Shown below are several online resources that make national and state campaign finance information available to the public.

National Resources

Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal – Administered by the Federal Election Commission, this online database provides campaign finance data from Super PACs and other independent expenditure filers, presidential elections and House and Senate elections. 

Colorado State Resources

Transparency in Contribution and Expenditure Reporting Campaign Finance System (TRACER) – The TRACER system is administered by the Colorado Elections Division, under the oversight of the Secretary of State. It serves as an online filing mechanism for candidates and committees as well as a campaign finance disclosure resource to the general public. Statutory counties and cities are required to follow state campaign finance laws. County campaign finance information for these entities is also filed in the state's TRACER system. 

Colorado County and Municipal Resources

In the case of home rule, municipalities information is filed with the appropriate municipal clerk. Examples of home rule municipal disclosure resources include:

City of Aurora Filing Search – The City of Aurora provides an online disclosure database searchable by candidates and committees and their corresponding filing dates. 

City of Colorado Springs Campaign Finance Filings Search – Colorado Springs provides an online filing database which can be searched by election, race and candidate. 

City of Denver Online Archive – Denver offers an online archive searchable by year, type of entity and committee or candidate. This online archive goes back to 2003 and is not guaranteed to be complete. Complete records of campaign finance reports may be found at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Elections Division, 200 W. 14th Ave.