Title 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS
Chapter I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


individuals and to inform those individuals how they may gain access to and correct or amend information about themselves. (b) The regulations in this part carry...


Individual means a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Maintain includes maintain, collect, use or disseminate. ...


named by the individual contains a record pertaining to him or her. The request may be made in person or in writing at the location and to the person specified in the...


him or her, an individual may request the Commission to disclose that record in the manner described in this section. Each request for the disclosure of a record or a copy...


and/or obtain a copy of the requested record or shall send a copy of the record to the individual by registered mail. If the individual requests to see the record, the...


correct or amend all or any part of that record. (b) Each individual requesting a correction or amendment shall send the request to the Commission through the person...


receipt of the request for a correction or amendment of a record under Sec. 1.7, acknowledge receipt of the request and inform the individual whether information is...


part, may appeal that decision to the Commissioners no later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the adverse decision is rendered. (b) The appeal shall be in writing...


another person may designate such person and authorize such person to act as his or her agent for that specific purpose. The authorization shall be in writing, signed by...


copy of a record as a necessary part of the process of disclosing the record to an individual, the Commission shall not charge the individual for the cost of making that copy. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR1.12] [Page 8] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 1_PRIVACY ACT--Table of Contents Sec. 1.12 Penalties. Any person who makes a false statement in connection with any request for a record, or an amendment or correction thereto, under this part, is subject to the penalties prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 494 and 495. ...


FEC audits and investigations (FEC 2) or FEC compliance actions (FEC 3). These exempted systems relate to the Commission's power to exercise exclusive civil jurisdiction over...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR2.1] [Page 9] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 2_SUNSHINE REGULATIONS; MEETINGS--Table of Contents Sec. 2.1 Scope. These regulations are promulgated pursuant to the directive of 5 U.S.C. 552b(g) which was added by section 3(a) of Public Law 94-409, the Government in the Sunshine Act, and specifically implement section 3 of that Act. ...


or Member means an individual appointed to the Federal Election Commission pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437c(a), but does not include a proxy or other...


(b) Except as provided in 11 CFR 2.4, every portion of every Commission meeting shall be open to public observation. (c) No additional right to participate in Commission meetings...


public withholding in such a manner as to leave no discretion for the Commission on the issue, or which establish particular types of matters to be withheld, shall be...


of the Commissioners votes to take such action. The closing of one portion of a meeting shall not justify closing any other portion of a meeting. (b) Certification....


each meeting, or portion of a meeting, closed to public observation. An electronic recording of a meeting shall be coded, or other records shall be kept in a manner...


publication in the Federal Register at least seven days prior to the day on which the meeting is to be called to order. The Commission Secretary shall also forward a...


this part, including: (a) A tabulation of the total number of Commission meetings open to the public; (b) The total number of such meetings closed to the public; ...


Act of 1971, as amended. (b) Commissioner means an individual appointed to the Federal Election Commission pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437c(a). (c) Request means to...


rights of individuals to privacy, the rights of persons contracting with the Commission with respect to trade secret and commercial or financial information entitled...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR4.3] [Page 15] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 4_PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT--Table of Contents Sec. 4.3 Scope. The regulations in this part implement the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, with respect to the availability of records for inspection and copying. [44 FR 33368, June 8, 1979, as amended at 45 FR 31291, May 13, 1980] ...


inspection and copying: (1) Statements of policy and interpretation which have been adopted by the Commission; (2) Administrative staff manuals and instructions...


reveal, matters that are: (1) Specifically authorized under criteria established by an executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR4.6] [Page 17] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 4_PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT--Table of Contents Sec. 4.6 Discretionary release of exempt records. The Commission may, in its discretion, release requested records despite the applicability of the exemptions in Sec. 4.5(a), if it determines that it is in the public interest and that the rights of third parties would not be prejudiced. ...


addressed to FOIA officer, Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. The request shall reasonably describe [[Page 18]] the records...


record or for a copy has been denied, or who has received no response within ten working days (or within such extended period as is permitted under Sec. 4.7(c) of this part)...


requester for the first two hours of search time and the first 100 pages of duplication in response to any FOIA request. (2) Free computer search time. For purposes of...


(b) Commissioner means an individual appointed to the Federal Election Commission pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437c(a). (c) Request means to seek access to Commission...


rights of individuals to privacy, the rights of persons contracting with the Commission with respect to trade secrets and commercial or financial information entitled...


to such Commission records as are subject to the collateral provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and are not included in the material subject to disclosure under this...


and copying through the Commission's Public Disclosure Division: (1) Reports of receipts and expenditures, designations of campaign depositories, statements...


Public Disclosure Division is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and is located on the first floor, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. ...


locating and reproducing such records. The fees to be levied for services rendered under this part shall not exceed the Commission's direct cost of processing requests for...


of 1978, which amended section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR6.102] [Page 26] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 6_ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN Sec. 6.102 Application. This part applies to all programs or activities conducted by the Commission. ...


enable handicapped persons, including those with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs...


handicapped persons and organizations representing handicapped persons, and evaluation of its compliance with section 504. This evaluation will include a...


the provisions of this part and its applicability to the programs or activities conducted by the Commission. The Commission will make such information available to...


be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the Commission. (b)(1) The Commission,...


activity conducted by the Commission. The definitions, requirements, and procedures of section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791), as established in 29...


shall be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the...


when viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to and usable by handicapped persons. This paragraph does not-- (1) Necessarily require the Commission to make each...


or for the use of the Commission shall be designed, constructed, or altered so as to be readily accessible to and usable by handicapped persons. The definitions, requirements,...


other Federal entities, and members of the public. (1) The Commission will furnish appropriate auxiliary aids where necessary to afford a handicapped person an...


the basis of handicap in programs or activities conducted by the Commission. (b) The Commission will process complaints alleging violations of section 504 with respect...


impartial monitoring and enforcement of federal election law. To ensure public trust in the fairness and integrity of the federal elections process, all employees must observe...


NW., Washington, DC 20463. (b) Commissioner means a voting member of the Federal Election Commission, in accordance with 2 U.S.C. 437c. (c) Conflict of...


the attention of, and made available to, each employee and special Commission employee by furnishing a copy at the time of final publication. The provisions of this part...


conflict of interest and on other matters covered by this part should consult with the Commission's General Counsel, who serves as Ethics Officer. The Ethics Officer should...


been a violation of a statute or policy set forth in this part should promptly report such incident to the Ethics Officer. If a report is made orally, the Ethics Officer...


may be cause for appropriate disciplinary action which may be in addition to any penalty prescribed by law. (b) When the Ethics Officer determines that an employee...


not specifically prohibited by this subpart which might result in, or create the appearance of: (a) Using public office for unlawful private gain; (b)...


shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan, or any other thing of monetary value, from a person who: ...


substantial portion of his or her time to any other business, vocation, or employment. Any individual who is engaging substantially in any other business, vocation, or employment...


indirectly, a financial transaction as a result of, or primarily relying on, information obtained through his or her Commission employment. (2) A Commissioner or employee...


in the political process, the following restrictions on political activities are required in addition to those imposed by the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. 7324 et seq.): (1)...


or organizations shall avoid activities on behalf of those associations or organizations that are incompatible with their official...


or allow the use of, Government property of any kind, including property leased to the Government, for other than officially approved activities. Commissioners and...


warned that they are subject to criminal penalties if they discuss or otherwise make public any matters pertaining to a complaint or investigation under 2 U.S.C. 437g,...


to the public interest in enforcement actions pending before the Commission pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g(A) (1) or (2): (a) Except to the extent required for the...


each statute that relates to his or her ethical and other conduct as an employee of the Commission and of the Government. In particular, the attention of employees is directed...


her Commission employment for a purpose that is, or gives the appearance of being, motivated by a desire for unlawful private gain for himself or herself, or for another...


obtained as a result of his or her Commission employment for unlawful private gain for himself or herself, or for another person, either by direct action on the...


coerce, or give the appearance of coercing, a person to provide unlawful financial benefit to himself or herself or to another person, particularly one with whom the...


while so employed or in connection with his or her employment, shall not receive or solicit from a person having business with the Commission anything of value...


or herself with each statute that relates to his or her ethical or other conduct as a special Commission employee. Particular attention should be directed to the...


procedures to be followed by the Federal Election Commission in investigating and administratively correcting violations of the post employment conflict of interest...


(a) Filing of complaint. (1) Any person who believes a former employee has violated the post employment conflict of interest provisions of 18 U.S.C. 207 (a), (b), or (c), or 5...


(a) Ethics Officer's responsibility. Upon a finding under 11 CFR 7.23(b)(2) that a complaint appears to be substantiated, the Ethics Officer shall conduct an investigation...


(a) Commission review of report. The Commission shall review the Ethics Officer's investigative report in Executive Session. (b) Reasonable cause to...


(a) Notice requirement. After a reasonable cause to believe finding the Ethics Officer shall provide the former Commission employee with adequate notice of an intention to institute...


(a) Designation. If the Commission decides by an affirmative vote of four of its members to hold a hearing, the Ethics Officer shall designate an individual to...


date by examiner. The examiner shall set the hearing at a reasonable time, date, and place. (b) Considerations. Whenever practicable, the examiner shall choose a time and...


A hearing conducted under these procedures shall afford the former employee the following rights: (a) To represent oneself or to be represented by counsel, (b)...


lists. (1) No later than 10 days prior to the hearing date, the Ethics Officer will provide the former employee with a list of the witnesses the Commission intends to...


determination. No later than 15 days after the close of the hearing, the examiner shall make a determination exclusively on matters of record in the proceeding. (b) Form...


ten days after receipt by certified mail of the examiner's decision, either party may appeal such decision to the members of the Commission by filing a notice of appeal with...


The Commission may take appropriate disciplinary action in the case of any individual who is found in violation of 18 U.S.C. 207 (a), (b), or (c) after a final administrative...


delegated to the Commission under Section 9 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Public Law 103-31, 97 Stat. 77, 42 U.S.C. 1973gg-1 et seq. (``NVRA'')....


voter registration application form, which includes the registration application, accompanying general instructions for completing the application, and...


shall consist of three components: An application, which shall contain appropriate fields for the applicant to provide all of the information required or...


The application shall provide appropriate fields for the applicant's: (1) Last, first, and middle name, any suffix, and (optional) any prefix; (2) Address where...


described in the Federal Election Commission's National Mail Voter Registration Form Technical Specifications. (b) Size. The application shall consist of a 5''...


shall certify to the Commission within 30 days after July 25, 1994: (1) All voter registration eligibility requirements of that state and their corresponding...


official shall provide the information required under this section with the Commission by March 31 of each odd- numbered year beginning March 31, 1995 on a form to be...


Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (Pub. L. 92-225), as amended by Public Law 93-443, Public Law 94-283, Public Law 95-216, and Public...


opposed or unopposed, seek nomination for election, or election, to Federal office. The specific types of elections, as set forth at 11 CFR 100.2 (b), (c), (d), (e) and...


for election, or election, to federal office. An individual becomes a candidate for Federal office whenever any of the following events occur: (1) The individual...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.4] [Page 49] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Definitions Sec. 100.4 Federal office (2 U.S.C. 431(3)). Federal office means the office of President or Vice President of the United States, Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress of the United States. ...


meeting one of the following conditions: (a) Except as provided in 11 CFR 100.5 (b), (c) and (d), any committee, club, association, or other group of persons which...


which is not a political committee but which directly or indirectly establishes, administers, or financially supports a political committee. A connected...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.9] [Page 52] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Definitions Sec. 100.9 Commission (2 U.S.C. 431(10)). Commission means the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. [45 FR 15094, Mar. 7, 1980, as amended at 50 FR 50778, Dec. 12, 1985] ...


labor organization, and any other organization, or group of persons, but does not include the Federal government or any authority of the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.11] [Page 52] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Definitions Sec. 100.11 State (2 U.S.C. 431(12)). State means each State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession of the United States. ...


or her full name, including: First name, middle name or initial, if available, and last name; mailing address; occupation; and the name of his or her employer; and, in...


by virtue of the bylaws of a political party, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the political party at the national level, as determined by...


(a) State committee means the organization that by virtue of the bylaws of a political party or the operation of State law is part of the official party structure and...


organization which nominates or selects a candidate for election to any Federal office, whose name appears on an election ballot as the candidate of the association,...


an expenditure by a person for a [[Page 53]] communication expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made...


nickname, photograph, or drawing appears, or the identity of the candidate is otherwise apparent through an unambiguous reference such as ``the President,''...


92- 225), as amended in 1974 (Pub. L. 93-443), 1976 (Pub. L. 94-283), 1980 (Pub. L. 96-187), and 2002 (Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-155). [67...


filed under 11 CFR parts 101, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, and 109, and any modifications or amendments thereto, the terms file, filed, and filing mean one of the actions set forth...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.20] [Page 54] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Definitions Sec. 100.20 Occupation (2 U.S.C. 431(13)). Occupation means the principal job title or position of an individual and whether or not self-employed. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.21] [Page 54] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Definitions Sec. 100.21 Employer (2 U.S.C. 431(13)). Employer means the organization or person by whom an individual is employed, and not the name of his or her supervisor. ...


Uses phrases such as ``vote for the President,'' ``re-elect your Congressman,'' ``support the Democratic nominee,'' ``cast your ballot for the Republican...


part 300 of this chapter, (1) In connection with an election in which a candidate for Federal office appears on the ballot means: (i) The period of time beginning on...


communication that promotes or opposes a political party and does not promote or oppose a clearly identified Federal candidate or a non-Federal candidate. [67 FR 49110,...


means of any broadcast, cable or satellite communication, newspaper, magazine, outdoor advertising facility, mass mailing or telephone bank to the general public, or any...


facsimile of more than 500 pieces of mail matter of an identical or substantially similar nature within any 30-day period. A mass mailing does not include electronic mail...


of an identical or substantially similar nature within any 30-day period. A telephone bank does not include electronic mail or Internet communications transmitted over...


any broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that: (1) Refers to a clearly identified candidate for Federal office; (2) Is publicly distributed within 60...


(a) Assets. Amounts derived from any asset that, under applicable State law, at the time the individual became a candidate, the candidate had legal right of access to...


(a) The term contribution includes the payments, services, or other things of value described in this subpart. (b) For the purpose of this subpart, a contribution...


loan (except for a loan made in accordance with 11 CFR 100.72 and 100.73), advance, or deposit of money or anything of value made by any person for the purpose...


attend a fundraiser or other political event and the entire amount paid as the purchase price for a fundraising item sold by a political committee is...


the personal services of another person if those services are rendered without charge to a political committee for any purpose, except for legal and accounting...


the credit is extended in the ordinary course of the person's business and the terms are substantially similar to extensions of credit to nonpolitical debtors that...


advance, or deposit of money or anything of value to a national party committee for the purchase or construction of an office building or facility is...


(a) The term contribution does not include payments, services or other things of value described in this subpart. (b) For the purpose of this subpart, a contribution or...


determining whether an individual should become a candidate are not contributions. Examples of activities permissible under this exemption if they are conducted to...


carrying a news story, commentary, or editorial by any broadcasting station (including a cable television operator, programmer or producer), newspaper, magazine, or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.74] [Page 62] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart C_Exceptions to Contributions Sec. 100.74 Uncompensated services by volunteers. The value of services provided without compensation by any individual who volunteers on behalf of a candidate or political committee is not a contribution. ...


individual, in the course of volunteering personal services on his or her residential premises to any candidate or to any political committee of a political party, provides...


the course of volunteering personal services to any candidate or political committee of a political party, obtains the use of a church or community room and...


not a contribution where such items are voluntarily provided by an individual volunteering personal services on the individual's residential premises or in a church or...


incorporated or not) for use in a candidate's campaign, or for use by a political committee of a political party, at a charge less than the normal or...


Any unreimbursed payment for transportation expenses incurred by any individual on behalf of any candidate or any political committee of a political party is not...


a political party of the costs of preparation, display, or mailing or other distribution incurred by such committee with respect to a printed slate card, sample ballot, palm...


by a corporation or a labor organization is not a contribution, if under the provisions of 11 CFR part 114 such payment or obligation would not constitute an...


a candidate by a State bank, a federally chartered depository institution (including a national bank) or a depository institution whose deposits and accounts are insured by...


loan of money derived from an advance on a candidate's brokerage account, credit card, home equity line of credit, or other line of credit available to the candidate, including...


A donation made to a non-Federal account of a State, local, or district party committee or organization in accordance with 11 CFR 300.35 for the purchase or construction of...


rendered to or on behalf of any political committee of a political party are not contributions if the person paying for such services is the regular employer of...


rendered to or on behalf of an authorized committee of a candidate or any other political committee are not contributions if the person paying for such services is the...


of a political party of the costs of campaign materials (such as pins, bumper stickers, handbills, brochures, [[Page 67]] posters, party tabloids or...


(including State or local office), or by such candidate's authorized committee, of the costs of that candidate's campaign materials that include information on or...


The payment by a State or local committee of a political party of the costs of voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities conducted by...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.90] [Page 68] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart C_Exceptions to Contributions Sec. 100.90 Ballot access fees. Payments made to any party committee by a candidate or the authorized committee of a candidate as a condition of ballot access are not contributions. ...


value made with respect to a recount of the results of a Federal election, or an election contest concerning a Federal election, is not a contribution except that...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.92] [Page 69] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart C_Exceptions to Contributions Sec. 100.92 Candidate debates. Funds provided to defray costs incurred in staging candidate debates in accordance with the provisions of 11 CFR 110.13 and 114.4(f) are not contributions. ...


(1) This section applies to all campaign travelers who use: (i) An airplane not licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to operate for compensation or hire...


(a) The term expenditure includes payments, gifts or other things of value described in this subpart. (b) For the purpose of this subpart, a payment made by...


distribution, loan (except for a loan made in accordance with 11 CFR 100.113 and 100.114), advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value, made by any person...


including a media contract, promise, or agreement to make an expenditure is an expenditure as of the date such contract, promise or obligation...


of 11 CFR 104.4 or part 109 is an expenditure, and such independent expenditure is to be reported by the person making the expenditure in accordance with 11 CFR...


loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value made by, or on behalf of, a national party committee for the purchase or construction of an office building...


(a) The term expenditure does not include payments, gifts, or other things of value described in this subpart. (b) For the purpose of this subpart, a payment made by...


of determining whether an individual should become a candidate are not expenditures. Examples of activities permissible under this exemption if they are conducted to...


carrying a new story, commentary, or editorial by any broadcasting station (including a cable television operator, programmer or producer), newspaper, magazine, or...


to encourage individuals to register to vote or to vote is not an expenditure if no effort is or has been made to determine the party or candidate preference of...


(a) General provision. Any cost incurred for any communication by a membership organization, including a labor organization, to its members, or any cost...


individual, in the course of volunteering personal services on his or her residential premises to any candidate or political committee of a political party, provides the use...


the course of volunteering personal services to any candidate or political committee of a political party, obtains the use of a church or community room and provides such...


not an expenditure where such items are voluntarily provided by an individual in rendering voluntary personal services on the individual's residential premises or in a church...


(whether incorporated or not) for use in a candidate's campaign, or for use by a political committee of a political party, at a charge less than the normal or...


expenses. Any unreimbursed payment for transportation expenses incurred by any individual on behalf of any candidate or political committee of a political party is not...


political party of the costs of preparation, display, or mailing or other distribution incurred by such committee with respect to a printed slate card, sample ballot, palm card,...


by a corporation or labor organization is not an expenditure if under the provisions of 11 CFR part 114 such payment or obligation would not constitute an expenditure...


a political committee by a State bank, a federally chartered depository institution (including a national bank) or a depository institution whose deposits and accounts...


from an advance on a candidate's brokerage account, credit card, home equity line of credit, or other line of credit available to the candidate, as described in 11...


A payment, distribution, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of value, made by, or on behalf of, a State, local, or district party committee or organization for...


rendered to or on behalf of any political committee of a political party are not expenditures if the person paying for such services is the regular employer of...


rendered to or on behalf of an authorized committee of a candidate or any other political committee are not expenditures if the person paying for such services is the...


of a political party of the costs of campaign materials (such as pins, bumper stickers, handbills, brochures, posters, party tabloids or newsletters, and yard signs) used...


(including State or local office), or by such candidate's authorized committee, of the costs of that candidate's campaign materials that include information on or any...


The payment by a State or local committee of a political party of the costs of voter registration and get-out-the-vote activities conducted...


or payments made to the appropriate State official of fees collected from candidates or their authorized committees as a condition of ballot access are...


anything of value made with respect to a recount of the results of a Federal election, or an election contest concerning a Federal election, is not an expenditure except...


the solicitation of contributions. Any costs incurred by a candidate or his or [[Page 81]] her authorized committee(s) in connection with the solicitation...


defined at 11 CFR 110.10(b), for the candidate's routine living expenses that would have been incurred without candidacy, including the cost of food and residence, are...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR100.154] [Page 81] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 100_SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS (2 U.S.C. 431)--Table of Contents Subpart E_Exceptions to Expenditures Sec. 100.154 Candidate debates. Funds used to defray costs incurred in staging candidate debates in accordance with the provisions of 11 CFR 110.13 and 114.4(f) are not expenditures. ...


11 CFR 100.3, each candidate, other than a nominee for the office of Vice President, shall designate in writing, a principal campaign committee in accordance with 11 CFR 102.12....


100, subparts B and C obtains any loan, or makes any disbursement, in connection with his or her campaign shall be considered as having received such contribution,...


or payments made in connection with activities conducted under 11 CFR 100.72(a) and 11 CFR 100.131(a) or his or her campaign prior to becoming a candidate shall...


principal campaign committee shall file a Statement of Organization in accordance with 11 CFR 102.2 no later than 10 days after designation pursuant to 11 CFR 101.1. In...


(a) Forms. (1) The Statement of Organization shall be filed in accordance with 11 CFR part 105 on Federal Election Commission Form 1, which may be obtained from the...


principal campaign committee) may terminate only upon filing a termination report on the appropriate FEC Form or upon filing a written statement containing the same information...


upon the request of the political committee itself, may administratively terminate a political committee's reporting obligation on the basis of the following factors: (1)...


than through transfers and joint fundraisers: Accounts and Accounting. (a) Organizations that are political committees under the Act, other than national...


Who may make transfers under this section. (i) Transfers of funds may be made without limit on amount between affiliated committees whether or not they are...


a treasurer and may designate, on the committee's Statement of Organization, an assistant treasurer who shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the treasurer in the...


authorized political committee shall, no later than 10 days after receipt, forward such contribution to the treasurer. If the amount of the contribution is in excess of $50,...


or an agent authorized by the treasurer to receive contributions and make expenditures shall fulfill all recordkeeping duties as set forth at 11 CFR 102.9(a)...


disbursements from the petty cash fund under 11 CFR 102.11, shall be made by check or similar draft drawn on account(s) established at the committee's campaign depository...


of which it may make expenditures not in excess of $100 to any person per purchase or transaction. If a petty cash fund is maintained, it shall be the duty of the treasurer...


Federal office (other than a nominee of a political party to the Office of Vice President) shall designate in writing a political committee to serve as his or her...


authorized by a candidate to receive contributions or make expenditures shall be authorized in writing by the candidate. Such authorization must be filed with the...


shall include the name of the candidate who authorized such committee. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, no unauthorized committee shall include...


and may not be commingled with, any personal funds of officers, members or associates of that committee, or with the personal funds of any other individual. See also 11...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR102.16] [Page 93] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 102_REGISTRATION, ORGANIZATION, AND RECORDKEEPING BY POLITICAL COMMITTEES (2 U.S.C. 433)--Table of Contents Sec. 102.16 Notice: Solicitation of contributions (2 U.S.C. 441d). Each political committee shall comply with the notice requirements for solicitation of contributions set forth at 11 CFR 110.11. ...


in this section shall supersede 11 CFR part 300, which prohibits any person from soliciting, receiving, directing, transferring, or spending any non-Federal funds, or...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR103.1] [Page 96] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 103_CAMPAIGN DEPOSITORIES (2 U.S.C. 432(h))--Table of Contents Sec. 103.1 Notification of the commission. Each committee shall notify the Commission of the campaign depository(ies) it has designated, pursuant to 11 CFR 101.1 and 103.2. ...


a national bank), or depository institutions the depositor accounts of which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Savings and...


pursuant to 11 CFR 103.2, except that any contribution may be, within 10 days of the treasurer's receipt, returned to the contributor without being deposited. The treasurer...


candidate for President shall be the campaign depository for that political party's candidate for the office of Vice...


report in accordance with 11 CFR part 104. (b) Who may report. An individual seeking federal office who has not attained candidate status under 11 CFR 100.3, the committee...


at 11 CFR 104.2(e). (b) Forms may be obtained from the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. (c) A committee may reproduce FEC...


at 11 CFR 104.2(e). (b) Forms may be obtained from the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. (c) A committee may reproduce FEC...
...


that makes independent expenditures must report all such independent expenditures on Schedule E in accordance with 11 CFR 104.3(b)(3)(vii). Every person that is not...


a principal campaign committee of a candidate for the House of Representatives or for the Senate must file quarterly reports on the dates specified in paragraph (a)(1) of...


makes disbursements for communications pursuant to 11 CFR 100.134(a) and 114.3 shall report to the Commission on FEC Form 7 such costs which are directly attributable to...


and submit the information required by the Act for the political committee, any report of such committee shall be considered in compliance with the Act. (b)...


an amount in excess of $200 to the political committee's federal account(s). This identification shall include the individual's name, mailing address, occupation, the...


an expenditure in an aggregate amount or value in excess of $200 within the calendar year (or within the election cycle, in the case of an authorized committee) is made from...


Expenses allocated among candidates. A political committee that is a separate segregated fund or a nonconnected committee making an expenditure on behalf of more than one...


shall be continuously reported until extinguished. See 11 CFR 104.3(d). These debts and obligations shall be reported on separate schedules together with a statement...


on their first report the source(s) of such funds, including the information required by 11 CFR 104.3(a)(1). The cash on hand balance is assumed to be composed of...


and normal value on the date received. Each in-kind contribution shall be reported as a contribution in accordance with 11 CFR 104.3(a). (2) Except for items noted in 11...


statement required under this subchapter shall sign the original designation, report or statement except that: (1) Reports or statements of independent expenditures filed...


any copy, reproduction, or publication thereof, filed under the Act, shall not be sold or used by any person for the purpose of soliciting contributions or for any commercial...


102 and to report under 11 CFR part 104. Prior to conducting any such audit or investigation, the Commission shall conduct an internal review of reports filed by...


expenditure on behalf of more than one clearly identified candidate for Federal office must report the allocation between or among the named candidates. A national party...


file reports with the Commission, as provided in 11 CFR Parts 105 and 107, must file reports in an electronic format that meets the requirements of this section if -- ...


House of Representatives. (a) Scope. The principal campaign committees of candidates for elections to the office of United States Senator, or Representative in,...


date on which an electioneering communication is publicly distributed provided that the person making the electioneering communication has made one or more disbursements, or...


as any modification(s) or amendment(s) thereto, required to be filed under 11 CFR parts 101, 102, and 104 by a candidate for nomination or election to the office...


434(g)(3)). (a) General Rule. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, all designations, statements, reports, and notices as well as any modification(s)...


notices, as well as any modification(s) or amendment(s) thereto, required to be filed under 11 CFR parts 101, 102 and 104 by a candidate for nomination for election or election...


modifications or amendments thereto, required to be filed under 11 CFR parts 101, 102, and 104 by a political committee other than any principal campaign committee or any...


(a) Either a microfilmed copy or photocopy of all original designations, statements, reports, modifications or amendments required to be filed pursuant to 11 CFR 105.2 shall...


and coordinated expenditures made on behalf of more than one clearly identified Federal candidate shall be attributed to each such candidate according to the...


(a) General--(1) This section applies to Presidential primary candidates receiving or expecting to receive federal matching funds pursuant to 11 CFR parts 9031 et seq....


campaign and non-campaign related travel with respect to campaigns of candidates for Federal office, other than Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates who...


campaign and non-campaign related travel with respect to campaigns of candidates for Federal office, other than Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates who...


or agent is an expenditure by the candidate. Regarding the purchase of opinion poll results for the purpose of determining whether an individual should become a...


Federal and non-Federal accounts. National party committees that make disbursements in connection with Federal and non-Federal elections shall make those...


(a) General rule. Separate segregated funds and nonconnected committees that make disbursements in connection with federal and non- federal elections shall make those disbursements...


(a) National party committees are prohibited from raising or spending non-Federal funds. Therefore, these committees shall not allocate expenditures and disbursements...


section applies to the costs of a phone bank conducted by a national, State, district, or local committee or organization of a political party where-- (1)...


of a political party and each committee or other organization, including a national committee, which represents a political party in making arrangements for...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR107.2] [Page 143] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 107_PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATING CONVENTION, REGISTRATION AND REPORTS--Table of Contents Sec. 107.2 Registration and reports by host committees and municipal funds. Each host committee and municipal fund shall register and report in accordance with 11 CFR 9008.51. The reports shall contain the information specified in 11 CFR part 104. [68 FR 47414, Aug. 8, 2003] ...


of each report and statement required to be filed by any person under the Act shall be filed either with the Secretary of State of the appropriate State or with the State...


election to the Office of President or Vice-President (2 U.S.C. 439(a)(2)). Except as provided in Sec. 108.1(b), a copy of each report and statement required...


(a) Except as provided in Sec. 108.1(b), a copy of each report and statement required to be filed under 11 CFR part 104 by candidates, and the...


Except as provided in Sec. 108.1(b), any unauthorized committee that makes contributions in connection with a Presidential election and that is required to file a report(s)...


filed with a State officer under 11 CFR part 108 shall be filed at the same time as the original report is filed. Each copy of such report or statement shall be a complete,...


State, or the equivalent State officer, shall carry out the duties set forth in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this section: (a) Receive and maintain in an orderly manner...


amended, and rules and regulations issued thereunder, supersede and preempt any provision of State law with respect to election to Federal office. (b) Federal...


in the District of Columbia shall be deemed to be filed if the original has been filed with the Secretary or the Commission, as appropriate. [45 FR 15117, Mar....


apply? This part applies to expenditures that are made independently from a candidate, an authorized committee, a political party committee, or their agents, and...


For the purposes of 11 CFR part 109 only, agent means any person who has actual authority, either express or implied, to engage in any of the following activities on...


and other persons report independent expenditures? (a) Political committees, including political party committees, must report independent...


(disclaimer) required? Whenever any person makes an independent expenditure for the purpose of financing communications expressly advocating the...


(a) Coordinated means made in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, a candidate's authorized...


(a) Definition. A communication is coordinated with a candidate, an authorized committee, a political party committee, or an agent of any of...


making coordinated communications? Any person who is otherwise prohibited from making contributions or expenditures under any part of the Act or Commission regulations...


republication of candidate campaign materials. (a) General rule. The financing of the dissemination, distribution, or republication, in whole or in part, of...


How are political party committees treated for purposes of coordinated and independent expenditures? Political party committees may make independent expenditures...


What are the coordinated party expenditure limits? (a) Coordinated party expenditures in Presidential elections. (1) The national committee of a political party may...


May a political party committee assign its coordinated party expenditure authority to another political party committee? (a) Assignment. Except as provided in 11 CFR...


When may a political party committee make coordinated party expenditures? A political party committee authorized to make coordinated party expenditures may make...


What are the restrictions on a political party committee making both independent expenditures and coordinated party expenditures in connection with the general election of...


Are there additional circumstances under which a political party committee is prohibited from making independent expenditures? The national committee of a political party...


What is a ``party coordinated communication''? (a) Definition. A political party communication is coordinated with a candidate, a candidate's authorized committee, or agent of...


applies to all contributions made by any person as defined in 11 CFR 100.10, except multicandidate political committees as defined in 11 CFR 100.5(e)(3) or entities...


all contributions made by any multicandidate political committee as defined in 11 CFR 100.5(e)(3). See 11 CFR 102.2(a)(3) for multicandidate political committee...


(a) Contribution limitations for affiliated committees. (1) For the purposes of the contribution limitations of 11 CFR 110.1 and 110.2, all contributions made...


(b) Contributions in the name of another. (1) No person shall-- (i) Make a contribution in the name of another; (ii) Knowingly permit his or her name to be used to effect...


all contributions made by any individual, except individuals prohibited from making contributions under 11 CFR 110.19 and 110.20 and 11 CFR part 115. (b)...


candidate, including contributions which are in any way earmarked or otherwise directed to the candidate through an intermediary or conduit, are contributions from the person to...


is eligible under 26 U.S.C. 9003 (relating to conditions for eligibility for payments) or under 26 U.S.C. 9033 (relating to eligibility for payments) to receive payments...


in violation of the provisions of 11 CFR part 110. No officer or employee of a political committee shall knowingly accept a contribution made for the benefit or use of...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR110.10] [Page 172] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 110_CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 110.10 Expenditures by candidates. Except as provided in 11 CFR parts 9001, et seq. and 9031, et seq., candidates for Federal office may make unlimited expenditures from personal funds as defined in 11 CFR 100.33. [68 FR 3996, Jan. 27, 2003] ...


for this section to include the communications at 11 CFR 100.26 plus unsolicited electronic mail of more than 500 substantially similar communications and...


Any unincorporated public educational institution exempt from federal taxation under 26 U.S.C. 115, such as a school, college or university, may make its facilities...


and which do not endorse, support, or oppose political candidates or political parties may stage candidate debates in accordance with this section and 11 CFR 114.4(f). ...


prohibitions, limitations and reporting requirements under the Act applicable to all levels of a delegate selection process. [[Page 177]] (b)...


or agent of such a candidate shall-- (1) Fraudulently misrepresent the person or any committee or organization under the person's control as speaking or writing...


expenditure limitations. [[Page 181]] The limitations on expenditures established by 11 CFR 110.7 and 110.8 shall be increased by the percent difference...


the voting age population based on an estimate of the voting age population of the United States, of each State, and of each Congressional district. The term voting...


shall not make a contribution to a candidate for Federal office, including a contribution to any of the following: (1) A principal campaign committee designated pursuant to...


U.S.C. 441e). (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Disbursement has the same meaning as in 11 CFR 300.2(d). ...


violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (2 U.S.C. 431, et seq.) and chapters 95 and 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. 9001,...


allowed by this part, the day of the act, event, or default from which the designated period of time begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period...


may be initiated by a complaint or on the basis of information ascertained by the Commission in the normal course of carrying out its supervisory responsibilities. ...


any statute or regulation over which the Commission has jurisdiction has occurred or is about to occur may file a complaint in writing to the General Counsel, Federal...


a complaint, the General Counsel shall review the complaint for substantial compliance with the technical requirements of 11 CFR 111.4, and, if it complies with those...


U.S.C. 437g(a)(1)). (a) A respondent shall be afforded an opportunity to demonstrate that no action should be taken on the basis of a complaint by submitting,...


(a) Following either the expiration of the fifteen (15) day period specified by 11 CFR 111.6(a) or the receipt of a response as specified by 11 CFR 111.6(a),...


information ascertained by the Commission in the normal course of carrying out its supervisory responsibilities, or on the basis of a referral from an agency of the United States...


either after reviewing a complaint-generated recommendation as described in 11 CFR 111.7 and any response of a respondent submitted pursuant to 11 CFR 111.6, or...


any case in which the Commission finds reason to believe that a violation of a statute or regulation over which the Commission has jurisdiction has occurred or is about...


Chairman or Vice Chairman to issue an order requiring any person to submit sworn written answers to written questions and may specify a date by which such answers must...


(a) The Commission may authorize its Chairman or Vice Chairman to issue subpoenas requiring the attendance and testimony of any person by deposition and to issue subpoenas...


(a) Service of a subpoena, order or notification upon a person named therein shall be made by delivering a copy to that person in the manner described by 11 CFR 111.13 (b), (c), and...


depositions shall be paid the same fees and mileage as witnesses in the courts of the United States. Such fees may be tendered at the time the witness appears for...


to whom a subpoena is directed may, prior to the time specified therein for compliance, but in no event more than 5 days after the date of receipt of such subpoena, apply to...


(a) Upon completion of the investigation, the General Counsel shall prepare a brief setting forth his or her position on the factual and legal issues of the case...


(a) If the Commission, after having found reason to believe and after following the procedures set forth in 11 CFR 111.16, determines by an affirmative vote of four (4) of its...


to believe, the Office of General Counsel shall attempt to correct or prevent the violation by informal methods of conference conciliation and persuasion, and shall...


finalized within the applicable minimum period specified by 11 CFR 111.18(c) the General Counsel may recommend to the Commission that the Commission authorize a civil action...


a finding of no reason to believe or no probable cause to believe or otherwise terminates its proceedings, it shall make public such action and the basis therefor no...


complaint filed with the Commission, nor any notification sent by the Commission, nor any investigation conducted by the Commission, nor any findings made by the...


or apparent, to the public interest in enforcement actions pending before the Commission pursuant to 11 CFR part 111, except to the extent required for the disposition of...


represented by counsel with regard to any matter pending before the Commission, [[Page 190]] respondent shall so advise the Commission by sending a letter...


as provided in 11 CFR part 111, subpart B and in paragraph (b) of this section, a civil penalty negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for a violation of the Act...


Subpart B applies to violations of the reporting requirements of 2 U.S.C. 434(a) that relate to the reporting periods that begin on or after July 14,...


of 2 U.S.C. 434(a)? (a) No; Sec. Sec. 111.1 through 111.8 and 111.20 through 111.24 shall apply to all compliance matters. This subpart will apply, rather...


proposed civil money penalty? If the Commission determines, by an affirmative vote of at least four (4) of its members, that it has reason to believe that a respondent...


the proposed civil money penalty? The respondent must either send payment in the amount of the proposed civil money penalty pursuant to 11 CFR 111.34 or submit a...


reason to believe finding, what should the respondent do? (a) The respondent shall transmit payment in the amount of the civil money penalty to the Commission...


penalty, what should the respondent do? (a) Within forty (40) days of the Commission's reason to believe finding, the respondent shall submit to the Commission a...


shall review the respondent's written response. The reviewing officer shall be a person who has not been involved in the reason to believe finding. [[Page 192]] ...


the reviewing officer's recommendation? (a) If the Commission, after having found reason to believe and after reviewing the respondent's written response and the...


(30) days of receipt of the Commission's final determination under 11 CFR 111.37, the respondent may submit a written petition to the district court of the United States...


not submit a written petition to the district court of the United States, the respondent [[Page 193]] must remit payment of the civil money penalty within...


11 CFR 111.34 and does not submit a written response to the reason to believe finding pursuant to 11 CFR 111.35? (a) If the Commission, after the respondent has failed to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR111.41] [Page 193] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 111_COMPLIANCE PROCEDURE (2 U.S.C. 437g, 437d(a))--Table of Contents Subpart B_Administrative Fines Sec. 111.41 To whom should the civil money penalty payment be made payable? Payment of civil money penalties shall be made in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Federal Election Commission. ...


shall make the enforcement file available to the public. (b) If neither the Commission nor the respondent commences a civil action, the Commission shall make...


shall make the enforcement file available to the public. (b) If neither the Commission nor the respondent commences a civil action, the Commission shall make...
...


late? (a) If the respondent fails to file timely a notice regarding contribution(s) received after the 20th day but more than 48 hours before the election as...


The Commission may take any and all appropriate collection actions authorized and required by the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act...


officer? If a statement designating counsel has been filed in accordance with 11 CFR 111.23, all notifications and other communications to a respondent provided...


Act, chapters 95 or 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or any regulation prescribed by the Commission. An authorized agent of the requesting person may submit the...


promptly upon their receipt. (b) A copy of the original request and any supplements thereto, shall be available for public inspection and purchase at the...


at the Commission. (b) The written comments shall be submitted within 10 calendar days following the date the request is made public at the Commission. However, if...


11 CFR 112.1, the Commission shall issue to the requesting person a written advisory opinion or shall issue a written response stating that the Commission was unable to...


by: (1) Any person involved in the specific transaction or activity with respect to which such advisory opinion is rendered, and [[Page 200]] (2) Any...


issued submits a written request for reconsideration within 30 calendar days of receipt of the opinion and if, upon the motion of a Commissioner who voted with the majority...


Funds donated means all funds, including, but not limited to, gifts, loans, advances, credits or deposits of money which are donated for the purpose of supporting the activities...


in connection with a campaign for federal office, funds in a campaign account or an account described in 11 CFR 113.3: (a) May be used to defray any ordinary...


All funds donated to a federal officeholder, or State officeholder who is a candidate for federal office, shall be deposited into one of the following accounts: (a)...


or expenditures from an office account which are made for the purpose of influencing a federal election shall be subject to 2 U.S.C. 441a and 11 CFR part 110 of...


(1) The terms contribution and expenditure shall include any direct or indirect payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money, or any services, or anything of...


prohibited from making a contribution, as defined in 11 CFR 114.1(a), in connection with any election to any political office, including local, State and Federal offices, or...


organizations may make communications on any subject, including communications containing express advocacy, to their restricted class or any part of that class. Corporations...


organization may communicate beyond the restricted class in accordance with this section. Any communications which a corporation or labor organization may make to the...


making a contribution or expenditure by utilizing money or anything of value secured by physical force, job discrimination, financial reprisals, or the threat of force,...


to its separate segregated fund per calendar year of its employees other than stockholders, executive or administrative personnel, and their families. Employees...


capital stock, or separate segregated funds established by such persons may solicit contributions to the fund from members and executive or administrative personnel,...


line of commerce, organized to promote and improve business conditions in that line of commerce and not to engage in a regular business of a kind ordinarily carried on...


by stockholders and employees. (1) Stockholders and employees of the corporation may, subject to the rules and practices of the corporation, make occasional,...


by stockholders and employees. (1) Stockholders and employees of the corporation may, subject to the rules and practices of the corporation, make occasional,...


section describes those nonprofit corporations that qualify for an exemption in 11 CFR 114.2. It sets out the procedures for demonstrating qualified nonprofit corporation...


a political giving program in which a corporation pays the cost of establishing and administering separate bank accounts for any employee who wishes to participate. The cost...


of this part if the organization incorporates for liability purposes only, and [[Page 229]] if the organization is a political committee as defined in 11...


meeting rooms available to clubs, civic or community organizations, or other groups may make such facilities available to a political committee or candidate if the meeting...


labor organizations shall not give, disburse, donate or otherwise provide funds, the purpose of which is to pay for an electioneering communication, to any other person. (2)...


or agency thereof either for-- (i) The rendition of personal services; or (ii) Furnishing any material, supplies, or equipment; or (iii) Selling any land...


of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution or expenditure to any political party, committee, or candidate...


cooperatives, and corporations without capital stock to which this part applies may expend treasury monies to establish, administer, and solicit...


(b) Individual partners may make contributions or expenditures in their own names from their personal assets. (c) Nothing in this part prohibits an employee...


business, personal, or other funds under their dominion or control. The spouse of an individual or sole proprietor who is a Federal contractor is not prohibited from making...


members of an unincorporated association, cooperative, membership organization, labor organization, or other group or organization which is a Federal contractor from...


winding down its political activities in preparation for filing a termination report, and that would be able to terminate under 11 CFR 102.3 except that it has outstanding...


may settle outstanding debts provided that the terminating committee files a debt settlement plan and the requirements of 11 CFR 116.7 are satisfied. The...


to a candidate, a political committee or another person on behalf of a candidate or political committee. An extension of credit will not be considered a contribution to...


corporation may forgive or settle a debt incurred by a candidate, a political committee or another person on behalf of a candidate or political committee for less than the...


Individuals who are acting as commercial vendors shall follow the requirements of 11 CFR 116.3 and 116.4. (b) Treatment as contributions. The payment by an...


services rendered to the political committee in accordance with an employment contract or a formal or informal agreement to do so, the unpaid amount either may be treated...


terminating committee as defined in 11 CFR 116.1(a) shall file at least one debt settlement plan with the [[Page 236]] Commission prior to filing its...


outstanding balance of a debt owed by an ongoing committee if the creditor and the ongoing committee have satisfied the requirements of 11 CFR 116.3 or 116.5, as...


determine that a debt owed to a creditor is not payable for purposes of the Act if the debt has been outstanding for at least twenty-four months, and the requirements...


and 104.11 if the creditor has provided something of value to the political committee. Until the dispute is resolved, the political committee shall disclose on the...


(a) For purposes of this part, personal loans mean a loan or loans, including advances, made by a candidate, using personal funds, as defined in 11 CFR...


as defined in 11 CFR 116.11(a), of up to $250,000 where the proceeds of the loan were used in connection with the candidate's campaign for election. The repayment may be made...


It establishes the conditions under which the Commission may identify and respond to petitions for rulemaking, and informs the public of the procedures the agency...


of the following statutes: (1) The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.; (2) The Presidential Election Campaign Fund...


will-- (1) Publish a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, stating that the petition is available for public inspection in the Commission's...


matter of the petition, the Commission will decide whether to initiate a rulemaking based on the filed petition. (b) If the Commission decides not to initiate...


(a) The Commission's statutory authority; (b) Policy considerations; (c) The desirability of proceeding on a case-by-case-basis; (d) The necessity or desirability...


it relies, filed by the petitioner. (2) Written comments on the petition which have been circulated to and considered by the Commission, including attachments submitted as...


proceedings and the advisory opinion process. Rules governing such communications made in connection with Commission enforcement actions are found at 11 CFR...


any member of a Commissioner's staff which imparts information or argument regarding prospective Commission action or potential action concerning: (1) Any...


public interest in Commission decisionmaking during the public funding process, in audits undertaken by the Commission, and in any litigation to which the Commission is a party,...


communication concerning any rulemaking or advisory opinion during the period described in paragraph (b) of this section shall, as soon after the communication as is...


circumstances of the alleged violation. The Designated Agency Ethics Official shall recommend to the Commission the appropriate action to be taken. The Commission shall...


the ``Act''), enacted by Title I of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 (``BCRA''). Public Law 107-155. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, nothing in...


disbursements in connection with a Federal election as that term is used in 11 CFR 300.11, 300.37, 300.50, and 300.51 includes an organization that, within the...


(a) Prohibitions. A national committee of a political party, including a national congressional campaign committee, must not: (1) Solicit, receive, or direct to another...


(a) Prohibitions. A national committee of a political party, including a national congressional campaign committee, must not solicit any funds for, or make or direct...


November 6, 2002, by a national committee of a political party, including a national congressional campaign committee, and in its possession on that date, must be used...


any national congressional campaign committee of a political party, and any subordinate committee of either, shall report all receipts and disbursements during...


or local committees or organizations of a political party, whether or not the committee is a political committee under 11 CFR 100.5, that have receipts or make...


any State, district, or local committee must be raised solely by the committee that expends or disburses them. (b) Compliance with State law. Each donation of Levin...


group of candidates for State or local office, or an association or similar group of individuals holding State or local office, must make any expenditures or disbursements...


allocable by State, district, and local party committees and organizations. (1) Costs of voter registration. Subject to the conditions of 11 CFR 300.32(c),...


or local committee of a political party must not use any Federal funds transferred to it from, or otherwise accepted by it from, any of the persons enumerated...


its office building, a State or local party committee may spend Federal funds or non-Federal funds that are not subject to the limitations, prohibitions, and disclosure...


State, district, or local committee of a political party, or an association or similar group of candidates for State or local office or of individuals holding State or local...


U.S.C. 441i(d)). (a) Prohibitions. A State, district, or local committee of a political party must not solicit any funds for, or make or direct any donations to: ...


fundraising and donations. A national committee of a political party, including a national congressional campaign committee, must not solicit any funds for, or make or direct...


(a) Prohibitions. A State, district, or local committee of a political party must not solicit any funds for, or make or direct any donations to: (1) An organization that...


Federal candidate, an individual holding Federal office, and an individual agent acting on behalf of either may make the following solicitations of funds on behalf of any...


(b) Individuals holding Federal office (see 11 CFR 300.2(o)); (c) Agents acting on behalf of a Federal candidate or individual holding Federal office; and (d)...


direct, transfer, spend, or disburse funds in connection with an election for Federal office, including funds for any Federal election activity as defined in 11...


direct, transfer, spend, or disburse funds in connection with any non-Federal election, only in amounts and from sources that are consistent with State law, and that...


a Federal candidate or individual holding Federal office who is a candidate for State or local office, if the solicitation, receipt or spending of funds is permitted under...


Notwithstanding the provisions of 11 CFR 100.24, 300.61 and 300.62, a Federal candidate or individual holding Federal [[Page 265]] office...


candidate, an individual holding Federal office, and an individual agent acting on behalf of either may make the following solicitations of funds on behalf of any...


holding State or local office, or an agent acting on behalf of any such candidate or individual. For example, this subpart applies to an individual holding...


in 11 CFR 300.70 shall spend any funds for a public communication that refers to a clearly identified candidate for Federal office (regardless of whether a candidate for...


section 11 CFR 300.71 shall not apply if the public communication is in connection with an election for State or local office, and refers to one or more candidates for State or...


part applies to elections to the office of United States Senator, or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, in which a candidate is...


cycle means the period beginning on the day after the date of the most recent election for the specific office or seat that a candidate is seeking and ending on the date...


opposing candidate means another candidate seeking the nomination of the same political party for election to the office of Senator, or Representative in, or Delegate...


personal funds means the aggregation of all the following: (1) An expenditure made by a candidate, using the candidate's personal funds, for the purpose of...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR400.5] [Page 268] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 400_INCREASED LIMITS FOR CANDIDATES OPPOSING SELF-FINANCED CANDIDATES--Table of Contents Subpart A_Scope and Definitions Sec. 400.5 Applicable limit. Applicable limit means the contribution amount limitation set forth in 11 CFR 110.1(b)(1). ...


limitation that applies to a person other than a multicandidate political committee that, pursuant to this part, exceeds the applicable limit specified in 11 CFR...


Amount of contribution above the applicable limit means the difference between the amount of a contribution accepted under this part and the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR400.8] [Page 268] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 400_INCREASED LIMITS FOR CANDIDATES OPPOSING SELF-FINANCED CANDIDATES--Table of Contents Subpart A_Scope and Definitions Sec. 400.8 Gross receipts. Gross receipts means the sum of all receipts of the candidate's authorized committee described in 11 CFR 104.3(a)(3) (i) through (x). ...


the office of United States Senator, threshold amount means the sum of $150,000 plus an amount equal to the voting age population of the State multiplied by $0.04. As used in...


the opposition personal funds amount, one of the following formulas must be used, depending on the date of the computation. The variables used in the formulas are defined...


House of Representatives. (1) When and where filed. Within 15 days of becoming candidate, the candidate must file a Declaration of Intent with the Commission and with each...


(a) Senate. A candidate's principal campaign committee must notify the Secretary of the Senate, the Commission, and each opposing candidate when the candidate...


(a) Senate. After filing the initial notification of expenditures from personal funds under 11 CFR 400.21, a candidate's principal campaign committee must...


funds. Each notification filed under 11 CFR 400.21 and 400.22 must contain the following information: (a) The name of the candidate making the expenditures...


Each notification required to be filed by the candidate's principal campaign committee under 11 CFR 400.21(a) and 400.22 must be filed with the Secretary of the Senate on...


campaign committees. Candidates must ensure that their principal campaign committees file all reports required under this part in a...


from personal funds. (a) Applicable to Senate and to House of Representatives elections. This section applies to elections to the office of...


increased contribution and coordinated party expenditure limits. (a) Applicability. This section applies to elections to the office of United States Senator, and...


(a) Applicability. (1) This section applies to all elections covered by this part. (2) This section applies when an opposing candidate, whose expenditures...


400.40 Calculating the increased limits for Senate elections. (a) Applicability. This section applies to candidates for election to the office of United...


400.41 Calculating the increased limits for House of Representatives elections. (a) Applicability. This section applies to candidates for election to the office...


400.42 Effect of increased limits on the aggregate contribution limitations for individuals. (a) This section shall apply to all elections covered by this part. ...


For purposes of this subpart, excess contributions mean contributions that are made under the increased limit, as defined in 11 CFR 400.6 in subpart B of this part, but not expended...


they are made. (a) Primary elections. If the excess contributions were received during the primary election cycle, the candidate's authorized committee must...


(a) The candidate's authorized committee shall not redesignate or seek redesignation of excess contributions under 11 CFR 110.1(b)(5). (b) Once an individual has...


authorized committee must refund the excess contributions to individuals who made contributions to the candidate or the candidate's authorized committee under this part....


The candidate's principal campaign committee shall submit to the Commission information indicating the source and amount of any excess contributions (see 11 CFR 400.50) and...


liabilities and obligations imposed by this subchapter are in addition to those imposed by sections 431-455 of title 2, United States Code, and regulations...


a political party for President and Vice President, any political committee that is authorized by a candidate to incur expenses on behalf of such candidate. The term...


a major party for election to the office of President of the United States or the office of Vice President of the United States; or (2) Has qualified or consented to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.3] [Page 276] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.3 Commission. Commission means the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.4] [Page 276] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.4 Eligible candidates. Eligible candidates means those Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates who have met all applicable conditions for eligibility to receive payments from the Fund under 11 CFR part 9003. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.5] [Page 276] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.5 Fund. Fund means the Presidential Election Campaign Fund established by 26 U.S.C. 9006(a). ...


such party, 25 percent or more of the total number of popular votes received by all candidates for such office. For the purposes of 11 CFR 9002.6, candidate means, with respect to...


such party, 5 percent or more, but less than 25 percent, of the total number of popular votes received by all candidates for such office. For the purposes of 11 CFR 9002.7,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.8] [Page 276] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.8 New party. New party means a political party which is neither a major party nor a minor party. ...


not incorporated) which accepts contributions or makes expenditures for the purpose of influencing, or attempting to influence, the election of any candidate to the office...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.10] [Page 276] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.10 Presidential election. Presidential election means the election of Presidential and Vice Presidential electors. ...


of money or anything of value-- (1) Incurred to further a candidate's campaign for election to the office of President or Vice President of the United States; ...


(b) of this section, as appropriate. (a) In the case of a major party, the expenditure report period begins on September 1 before the election or on the date on which...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.13] [Page 278] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.13 Contribution. Contribution has the same meaning given the term under 2 U.S.C. 431(8), 441b and 441c, and under 11 CFR part 100, subparts B and C, and 11 CFR parts 114 and 115. [56 FR 35911, July 29, 1991, as amended at 67 FR 78682, Dec. 26, 2002] ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9002.14] [Page 278] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9002_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9002.14 Secretary. Secretary means the Secretary of the Treasury. ...


the office of President or Vice President of the United States, whose name appears on the general election ballot as the candidate of such association, committee,...


of a political party shall agree in a letter signed by the candidates to the Commission that they and their authorized committee(s) shall comply with...


of a major party shall, under penalty of perjury, certify to the Commission: (1) That the candidate and his or her authorized committee(s) have not incurred...


(i) A major party candidate, or an individual who is seeking the nomination of a major party, may accept contributions to a legal and accounting compliance...


candidate may incur expenditures before the beginning of the expenditure report period, as defined at 11 CFR 9002.12, if such expenditures are for property, services or...


or her authorized committee(s) or persons authorized to make expenditures on behalf of the candidate or authorized committee(s) are qualified campaign expenses as defined in...


or uses computerized information containing any of the categories of data listed in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(9) of this section, the committee shall...


equal payments under 11 CFR part 9005 in an amount which, in the aggregate, shall not exceed $20,000,000 as adjusted by the Consumer Price Index in the manner described in 11...


An eligible candidate of a minor party is entitled to pre-election payments: (1) If he or she received at least 5% of the total popular vote as the candidate of...


new party who, as candidates, receive 5 percent or more of the total number of popular votes cast for the office of President in the election shall be entitled to payments under 11...


expenses. An eligible candidate shall use payments received under 11 CFR part 9005 only for the following purposes: (1) To defray qualified campaign...


that results in income is permissible, provided that an amount equal to all net income derived from such a use, less Federal, State and local taxes paid on such...


(1) Expenditures by an authorized committee for transportation, ground services or facilities (including air travel, ground transportation, housing, meals, telephone...


(1) Expenditures by an authorized committee for transportation, ground services or facilities (including air travel, ground transportation, housing, meals, telephone...


relating to a Presidential or Vice Presidential candidate's campaign by any individual, including a candidate, shall, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of...


relating to a Presidential or Vice Presidential candidate's campaign by any individual, including a candidate, shall, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of...


for the office of President or Vice President shall cease to be a candidate under 11 CFR 9002.2. (b) An individual who ceases to be a candidate under this...


is eligible to receive post-election payments under 11 CFR 9004.3 shall file, no later than 20 calendar days after the date of the election, a preliminary statement of...


to the candidate's authorized committee(s) or otherwise acquired for fundraising purposes subject to the limitations and prohibitions of 11 CFR 9003.2, title 2,...


the candidate's general election campaign such as complying with the post-election requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Presidential Election Campaign...


that the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates of a major party have met all applicable conditions for eligibility to receive payments under 11 CFR 9003.1...


and Vice Presidential candidates of a political party, the Secretary shall pay to such candidates out of the Fund the amount certified by the Commission....


reports separate from reports of any other expenditures made by such committee(s) with respect to other elections. Such reports shall be filed pursuant to the requirements of...


11 CFR 104.5(b)(1). During a non-election year, the candidate's principal campaign committee may elect to file reports either on a monthly or quarterly basis in...


to 11 CFR 104.3 that was generated directly or indirectly from computerized files or records, the schedule shall list in alphabetical order the sources of the receipts,...


debts and obligations of each candidate, his or her authorized committee(s), and agents of such candidates or committees. Such examination and audit will...


any amounts which the Commission determines to be repayable under this section. In making repayment determinations under this section, the Commission may utilize...


(b) Whenever a candidate has a right or is required to take action within a period of time prescribed by 11 CFR part 9007 or by notice given thereunder, the candidate may...


an audit and field investigation of any committee in any case in which the Commission finds reason to believe that a violation of a statute or regulation over which...


a final determination that a candidate is not entitled to all or a portion of post-election funding under 11 CFR 9004.9(f), the candidate may file a petition for...


notify the Commission. The committee shall inform the Commission of its efforts to locate the payees, if such efforts have been necessary, and its efforts to encourage...


under 11 CFR 9007.2, consists of all documents and materials submitted to the Commission for its consideration in making those determinations. The...


U.S.C. 437 and 26 U.S.C. 9008. Under 26 U.S.C. 9008(b), the national committees of both major and minor parties are entitled to public funds to defray expenses incurred with...


the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463. (b) Fund means the Presidential Election Campaign Fund established by 26 U.S.C. 9006(a). ...


(a) Eligibility requirements. (1) To qualify for entitlement under 11 CFR 9008.4 and 9008.5, the national committee of a major or minor political party...


(a) Major parties. Subject to the provisions of this part, the national committee of a major party shall be entitled to receive payments under 11 CFR 9008.6 with respect to...


established by 11 CFR 9008.4 shall be adjusted on the basis of the Consumer Price Index pursuant to the provisions of 2 U.S.C. 441a(c). (b) The...


(a) Optional payments; private contributions. (1) The national committee of a major or minor party may elect to receive all, part, or none of the amounts to which it is...


Any payment made under 11 CFR 9008.6 shall be used only for the following purposes: (1) Such payment may be used to defray convention expenses (including the payment...


National party limitations. (1) Major parties. Except as provided by paragraph (a)(3) of this section, the national committee of a major party may not incur convention expenses...


Commercial vendors may sell, lease, rent or provide their goods or services to the national committee with respect to a presidential nominating convention...


expenses. In addition to the requirements set forth at 11 CFR 102.9(b), the convention committee must include as part of the evidence of...


conduct an examination and audit of the convention committee no later than December 31 of the calendar year of the convention and may at any time conduct other...


national committee that has received payments from the Fund under 11 CFR part 9008 shall pay the United States Treasury any amounts which the Commission determines to be...


11 CFR 104.16(c), the Commission, pursuant to 11 CFR 111.10, may upon affirmative vote of four members conduct an audit and field investigation of any committee in any case in...


Petitions for rehearing following the Commission's repayment determination and requests for stays of repayment determinations will be governed by...


the policy of the Commission that extensions of time under 11 CFR part 9008 will not be routinely granted. (b) Whenever a committee has a right or is required to take...


the committee has checks outstanding that have not been cashed, the committee shall notify the Commission. The committee shall inform the Commission of its efforts to locate the...


and definitions. (a) Scope. This subpart B governs registration and reporting by host committees and municipal funds representing convention cities....


Registration and reports. (a) Registration by host committees and municipal funds. (1) Each host committee and municipal fund shall register with the Commission by filing...


Receipts and disbursements of host committees. (a) Receipt of goods or services from commercial vendors. Host committees may accept goods or services from commercial...


and disbursements of municipal funds. (a) Receipt of goods and services provided by commercial vendors. Municipal funds may accept goods or services from commercial...


and audits. The Commission shall conduct an examination and audit of each host committee registered under 11 CFR 9008.51. The Commission will follow the...


Funding for Convention Committees, Host Committees and Municipal Funds. (a) Convention committees, including any established pursuant to 11 CFR 9008.3(a)(2), are subject...


Presidential election or the candidate's authorized committee(s) knowingly and willfully to incur qualified campaign expenses in excess of the aggregate payments to which...


or any of his or her authorized committees knowingly and willfully to accept any contribution to defray qualified campaign expenses, except to the extent necessary to make up...


or to whom any portion of any payment so received is transferred, knowingly and willfully to use, or authorize the use of, such payment or any portion thereof for any...


It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly and willfully-- (a) To furnish any false, fictitious, or fraudulent evidence, books or information to...


illegal payment in connection with any qualified campaign expenses of any eligible candidate or his or her authorized committee(s). (b) It shall be unlawful for the...


restrictions, liabilities and obligations imposed by this subchapter are in addition to those imposed by sections 431-455 of title 2, United States Code, and...


nomination of a political party for the office of President, any political committee that is authorized by a candidate to solicit or receive contributions or to...


seek nomination for election if he or she-- (a) Takes the action necessary under the law of a State to qualify for a caucus, convention, primary election or run-off election; ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9032.3] [Page 328] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9032_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9032.3 Commission. Commission means the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9032.4] [Page 328] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9032_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9032.4 Contribution. For purposes of this subchapter, contribution has the same meaning given the term under 2 U.S.C. 431(8)(A) and 11 CFR part 100, subparts B and C, except as provided at 11 CFR 9034.4(b)(4). [56 FR 35929, July 29, 1991, as amended at 67 FR 78683, Dec. 26, 2002] ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9032.5] [Page 328] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9032_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9032.5 Matching payment account. Matching payment account means the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account established by the Secretary of the Treasury under 26 U.S.C. 9037(a). ...


not exceed one of the following dates: (a) For a candidate seeking the nomination of a party which nominates its Presidential candidate at a national convention, the...


caucus-- (1) For the selection of delegates to a national nominating convention of a political party; (2) For the expression of a preference for the nomination...


contributions or incurs qualified campaign expenses for the purpose of influencing, or attempting to influence, the nomination of any individual for election to the office...


(1) Incurred by or on behalf of a candidate or his or her authorized committees from the date the individual becomes a candidate through the last day of the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9032.10] [Page 329] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9032_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9032.10 Secretary. For purposes of this subchapter, Secretary means the Secretary of the Treasury. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 11, Volume 1] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 11CFR9032.11] [Page 329] TITLE 11--FEDERAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION PART 9032_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 9032.11 State. State means each State of the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the District of Columbia, and Guam. [64 FR 49363, Sept. 13, 1999] ...


agree in a letter signed by the candidate to the Commission that the candidate and the candidate's authorized committee(s) will comply with the conditions set forth in 11...


fund payments shall make the certifications set forth in 11 CFR 9033.2(b) to the Commission in a [[Page 331]] written statement signed by the candidate....


knowingly and substantially exceeded the expenditure limitations at 11 CFR part 9035 prior to that candidate's application for certification, the Commission may make...


(1) Make a determination that the candidate has satisfied the minimum contribution threshold requirements under 11 CFR 9033.2(c); or [[Page 332]] (2) Make...


first. After the candidate's date of ineligibility, he or she may only receive matching payments to the extent that he or she has net outstanding campaign obligations...


a candidate is no longer actively seeking nomination for election in more than one State. Upon a final determination by the Commission that a candidate is inactive,...


an upcoming primary, the Commission may, nevertheless, on the basis of factors listed in 11 CFR 9033.6(b), make an initial determination that the candidate is an...


he or she is not actively campaigning in more than one State may reestablish eligibility for matching payments by submitting to the Commission evidence of active campaigning...


his or her authorized committee(s) has knowingly and substantially failed to comply with the disclosure requirements of 2 U.S.C. 434 and 11 CFR part 104, or that a candidate...


initial or final determination based on any of the following reasons. (1) The candidate has knowingly and substantially exceeded the expenditure limitations of 11 CFR part...


his or her authorized committee(s) or persons authorized to make expenditures on behalf of the candidate or authorized committee(s) are qualified campaign expenses as defined in...


maintains or uses computerized information containing any of the categories of data listed in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(9) of this section, the committee...


requirements is entitled to receive payments under 26 U.S.C. 9037 and 11 CFR part 9037 in an amount equal to the amount of each matchable campaign...


be a gift of money made: By an individual; by a written instrument and for the purpose of influencing the result of a primary election. (2) Only a maximum of $250 of...


matchable include, for example: (a) In-kind contributions of real or personal property; (b) A subscription, loan, advance, or deposit of money, or anything...


Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3) of this section, all contributions received by an individual from the date he or she becomes a candidate and all matching...


submit a statement of net outstanding campaign obligations. The candidate's net outstanding campaign obligations under this section equal the difference between...


ground services or facilities (including air travel, ground transportation, housing, meals, telephone service, typewriters, and computers) provided to...


ground services or facilities (including air travel, ground transportation, housing, meals, telephone service, typewriters, and computers) provided to...


for election to the office of President by any individual, including a candidate, shall, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section, be...


for election to the office of President by any individual, including a candidate, shall, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of this section, be...


or spending any non-Federal funds, or from transferring Federal funds for Federal election activities. (1) Permissible participants. Presidential primary...


fundraising purposes (See 11 CFR 9034.5(c)(2)), subject to the limitations and prohibitions of title 2, United States Code and 11 CFR parts 110 and 114. (b) Sale after...


(a) A payment by a multicandidate political committee is an in-kind contribution to, and qualified campaign expense by, a Presidential candidate, even though made before...


or her nomination for election, such as the costs of complying with the post election requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act and the Presidential Primary...


knowingly incur expenditures in connection with the candidate's campaign for nomination, which expenditures, in the aggregate, exceed $10,000,000 (as adjusted under 2...


or her personal funds, or funds of his or her immediate family, in connection with his or her campaign for nomination for election to the office of President which exceed $50,000,...


contributions and expenditures of this part and part 110, contributions to, and expenditures by, the authorized committee of a candidate who becomes the nominee of a...


1 of the year immediately preceding the Presidential election year, the candidate may submit a threshold submission for matching fund payments in accordance with the...


The candidate may submit additional submissions for payments to the Commission on dates to be determined and published by the Commission. On the last two submission...


be rejected for matching purposes because of submission errors or insufficient supporting documentation. Contributions, other than those defined in 11 CFR 9034.3 or in the...


The Commission will make an initial review of each submission made under 11 CFR part 9036 to determine if it substantially meets the format requirements...


of the results of the submission review pursuant to 11 CFR 9036.4(b), or of an inquiry pursuant to 11 CFR 9039.3 that results in a downward adjustment to the amount of...


continue to receive such funds may continue to submit additional submissions for payment to the Commission on dates specified in the Federal Election Commission's Guideline...


period, the Secretary will promptly transfer the amount certified from the matching payment account to the candidate. A matching fund certification may not result in...


of funds available in the matching payment account, and the Secretary will take into account, in seeking to achieve an equitable distribution of funds available in...


maintained by the candidate's principal campaign committee in the depository designated by the candidate. The account(s) shall be maintained at a State bank,...


to 11 CFR 104.3 that was generated directly or indirectly from computerized files or records, the schedule shall list in alphabetical order the sources of the receipts,...


received Presidential primary matching funds. The audit may be conducted at any time after the date of the candidate's ineligibility. (2) In addition,...


the Commission determines to be repayable under this section. In making repayment determinations under this section, the Commission may utilize information obtained...


after the matching payment period to pay qualified campaign expenses incurred by the candidate. (b) After all obligations have been liquidated, the candidate shall...


(b) Whenever a candidate has a right or is required to take action within a period of time prescribed by 11 CFR part 9038 or by notice given thereunder, the candidate may apply in...


CFR 9033.10 or 9034.5(g) or the Commission's repayment determination under 11 CFR 9038.2(c), the candidate may file a petition for rehearing setting forth the relief desired and...


Commission. The committee shall inform the Commission of its efforts to locate the payees, if such efforts have been necessary, and its efforts to encourage the payees to...


and for repayment determinations under 11 CFR 9038.2, consists of all documents or materials submitted to the Commission for its consideration in making those determinations....


under 11 CFR 9033.11, 9034.2 and part 9036 for a period of three years pursuant to 11 CFR 102.9(c) and shall furnish such books, records and information to the Commission...


this subchapter, the Commission may routinely consider information from the following sources: (1) Any and all materials and communications which the candidate and his...


CFR 9039.2 in making any certification, determination or finding under this subchapter. If the Commission decides by an affirmative vote of four of its members that...




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