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2019 LOCAL CONTRIBUTION LIMITS

Election Law §14-114

Please remember that these limits are for the entire election cycle. Generally, the Election Cycle is either two or four years.

The person making a contribution, as well as the person receiving it, are responsible to ensure that the limits are not exceeded.

  • The contribution limit for family members is an aggregate limit from all the candidate's family members (defined as a child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister and the spouse's of those persons.)
  • Ballot Issues - There are no limits on contributions for ballot issues.
  • Party or constituted committees - these committees may receive no more than $109,600 from any individual contributor in a calendar year and up to $5,000 from a corporation.
  • Housekeeping - there are no limits on contributions to a Party or Constituted committee for Housekeeping expenses.
Office  General Non-Family limit   General Family Limit 
County-wide $2,806.10 $14,030.50
Legislature 1 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 2 $1,000.00 $1,370.50
Legislature 3 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 4 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 5 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 6 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 7 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 8 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 9 $1,000.00 $1,330.00
Legislature 10 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 11 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 12 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 13 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 14 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
Legislature 15 $1,000.00 $1,250.00
City of Watertown $1,000.00 $2,897.50
All town and village positions $1,000.00 $1,250.00

Primary contribution limits are $1,000 for non-family and $1,250 for family, except for county-wide positions. Please call the Board of Elections if you need those limits.