Each year, holders of county offices are required to file a year-end campaign finance report with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.
The filing deadline for the 2017 year end report was January 22, 2018, so we decided to take a look at the filings for some of our Barnstable County elected officials.
All data in this story is from searches conducted January 23, 2018 at 09:30. You can search the filing database here.
Those Who Did File
The filings for all three County Commissioners are current, as are the filings for the County Sheriff, Register of Deeds and Register of Probate.
Four members of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates have filed timely campaign finance reports:
Those Who Have Not Yet Filed
Nine members of the Assembly of Delegates are registered with the campaign finance office but their records do not show a 2017 year-end filing. Those members are:
Those Who Have Not Registered
Two members for the Assembly are not registered with the campaign finance office. A spokesperson at the campaign finance office confirmed this morning that all holders of elected county office, even those who were elected by write-in ballot or those appointed to fill a vacant elected office, are required to register with their office and are responsible for year-end filings.
Late Filers Face a Daily Fine
A fine of $25 per day is automatically assessed on those who have not filed year-end reports on time. These fees can reach $5,000 per calendar year and are the personal responsibility of the candidate. Late filing fines may not be paid with campaign funds.