Financing of political campaigns is governed by Chapter 55 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The statute imposes limitations and restrictions on contributions to candidates, and governs the ways in which campaign funds can be spent. It also requires that candidates disclose, on a regular schedule, all contributions received and expenditures made. Effective January 1, 2010, the law requires that candidate's statements be available to the public online.
Candidates can also use OCPF's reporting software, Reporter 7, to create and print campaign finance reports to file with the City of Westfield. Please register here.
Candidates that currently hold Municipal Office who did not receive contributions, make expenditures or incur any obligations and do not have a campaign fund or political committee, can sign a CPFM 102-0.