Connecticut Campaign Finance Laws require each candidate for a municipal office to either register a candidate committee with this office and appoint a campaign treasurer who periodically discloses campaign finance activity or to file an exemption form, if that applies.

The majority of candidates file the exemption form. Those running for First Selectman usually have their own committee and if they receive or expend more than $1,000, it is necessary to file.

Any questions as to legalities and responsibilities may be directed to the Office of the Secretary of the State, Campaign Finance Division.