Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance

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.

*NEW* All candidates must file a Statement of Organization with the City Clerk's office.  

Provided are Campaign Finance Reports for candidates for all municipal office, except Mayor. Statements for Mayoral candidates are filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

If you have any questions or concerns about these reports, or want to know more information regarding campaign finance, please contact the Office of Campaign & Political Finance (OCPF) at 617-979-8300.

* Year End Report Due to the City Clerk's Office by JANUARY 20, 2023. *

  • Writeable PDF of M102 for Year End Report
  • 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

How to Dissolve a Committee

For municipal candidates who are no longer candidates and/or elected officials, please remember to dissolve your committees and bank accounts properly please see Dissolution Instructions from Office of Campaign & Political Finance

Helpful Links:

OCPF Local Candidates Guide