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.


Pre-Preliminary Election Period
Reporting Period:  January 1st to September 1st
DUE:  SEPTEMBER 11, 2023

Pre-Election (General) Period
Reporting Period:  September 2nd to October 20th
DUE:  OCTOBER 30, 2023

Year-End Period
Reporting Period:  October 21st to December 31st
DUE:  JANUARY 22, 2024

Please note that former candidates who have an open Campaign Finance account and/or balance, who are not running in 2023, must file a Year End Report with a reporting period of January 1st to December 31st, due January 22, 2024. 

  • Writeable PDF of M102 
  • 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