I received another email from the Franklin County folks that provides a little more detail than the previous one– so I thought I’d share…

Primary finance reports are not required if the candidate?s name does not appear on the primary ballot.

Simi Annual finance reports are not required if the candidate is required to file a post general report for that year.

Columbus City Charter requires all candidates to file a finance report (electronically) to this office no later than five days before the general election ?

The first report that will be required for the Columbus Mayorial Election will probably be the pre-general report ? due Oct. 25, 2007.

Please be aware that those finance filings will be posted to our web site at close of business that date.

So it sounds like the data will be available online about a week and a half before election day- which certainly doesn’t leave us a lot of time for analysis before people head to the polls.