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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 are the reports due:

If the campaign material relates to a candidate, the person shall file an independent expenditure report with the State Board on the next date that the candidate’s authorized candidate campaign committee is required to file a campaign finance report under Election Law Article 13–309.

If the campaign material relates to a ballot issue, the person shall file an independent expenditure report with the State Board on the next date the ballot issue committee is required to file a campaign finance report under Election Law Article 13–309.

Following the closing date of the person’s previous independent expenditure report, the person shall file additional independent expenditure reports on the next scheduled campaign finance report due if that person makes aggregate independent expenditures of $10,000 or more for campaign material.

For dates see Reporting Schedule - http://www.elections.state.md.us/campaign_finance/reporting_schedule.html


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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