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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 061 : CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Subchapter 004 : REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; DISCLOSURES.

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2964)
  • § 2964. Campaign reports; candidates for State office, the General Assembly, and county office; political committees; political parties

    (a)(1) Each candidate for State office, the General Assembly, or a two-year-term county office who has rolled over any amount of surplus into his or her new campaign or who has made expenditures or accepted contributions of $500.00 or more during the two-year general election cycle and, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, each political committee that has not filed a final report pursuant to subsection 2965(b) of this chapter, and each political party required to register under section 2923 of this chapter shall file with the Secretary of State campaign finance reports as follows:

    (A) in the first year of the two-year general election cycle, on July 1; and

    (B) in the second year of the two-year general election cycle:

    (i) on March 15;

    (ii) on July 1 and August 1;

    (iii) on September 1;

    (iv) on October 1, October 15, and the Friday before the general election; and

    (v) two weeks after the general election.

    (2) Each candidate for a four-year-term county office who has rolled over any amount of surplus into his or her new campaign or who has made expenditures or accepted contributions of $500.00 or more during the four-year general election cycle shall file with the Secretary of State campaign finance reports as follows:

    (A) in the first three years of the four-year general election cycle, on July 1; and

    (B) in the fourth year of the four-year general election cycle:

    (i) on March 15;

    (ii) on July 1 and August 1;

    (iii) on September 1;

    (iv) on October 1, October 15, and the Friday before the general election; and

    (v) two weeks after the general election.

    (b)(1) A political committee or a political party that has accepted contributions or made expenditures of $1,000.00 or more during the local election cycle for the purpose of influencing a local election or supporting or opposing one or more candidates in a local election shall file with the Secretary of State campaign finance reports regarding that local election 30 days before, 10 days before, and two weeks after the local election.

    (2) As used in this subsection, "local election cycle" means:

    (A) in the case of a local election, the period that begins 38 days after the local election prior to the one for which the contributions or expenditures were made and ends 38 days after the local election for which the contributions or expenditures were made, and includes any primary or run-off election related to that local election; or

    (B) in the case of a special local election, the period that begins on the date the special local election was ordered and ends 38 days after that special local election, and includes any special primary or run-off election related to that special local election.

    (c) The failure of a candidate, political committee, or political party to file a report under this section shall be deemed an affirmative statement that a report is not required of the candidate, political committee, or political party under this section. (Added 2013, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. Jan. 23, 2014; amended 2015, No. 30, § 35, eff. May 26, 2015; 2019, No. 67, § 22, eff. June 17, 2019.)