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Register an Independent Expenditure / Electioneering Communication Entity
 

Note:  If you want to register a political action committee that makes exclusively independent expenditures (Super PACs), this is not correct registration page.  Please go to register a political action committee (PAC) and select "Makes Independent Expenditures only" as its purpose.  


This registration page is for a person that makes independent expenditures or electioneering communications only.


Independent Expenditure Requirements:

Maryland Law requires registration and report filing with the State Board of elections (SBE) by any person who makes aggregate independent expenditures of $10,000 or more in an election cycle on campaign material that is a public communication.


When is registration due:

If a person makes $5,000 or more in independent expenditures on campaign material that is a public communication, the person must file a registration notice with the State Board.  


When are the reports due:

Reports are due within 48 hours after the person makes $10,000 or more in independent expenditures on campaign material.  

Following the closing date of the person’s previous independent expenditure report, the person shall file additional independent expenditure reports within 48 hours if that person makes aggregate independent expenditures of $10,000 or more for campaign material.


What information is required on the Independent Expenditure Report:

The report shall include a detailed accounting on every expenditure made; including the name of the candidate or ballot issue to which the independent expenditure relates and whether it supports or opposes that candidate or ballot issue.  Additionally, the report shall include the names and address of any donors associated with the independent expenditure. 

For more information see COMAR 33.13.08.03.

 

 
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