Campaign finance requirements for Illinois ballot measures
If someone believes a group or an individual violated campaign finance laws in the State of Illinois, the first step is to file a complaint with the State Board of Elections.
Under The Illinois Campaign Financing Act a group in support or opposition of a ballot measure at the municipal or county level is considered to be a local committee.
Under The Illinois Campaign Financing Act a group in support or opposition of a ballot measure at the statewide level is considered to be a state committee.
Statement of Organization
There are two thresholds on whether a group in support or opposition of a ballot measure should file a Statement of Organization. Candidates, groups or individuals who raise and or spend more than $3,000 in any 12-month period must file a statement of organization with the State Board of Elections. Nonprofit organizations, excluding labor unions, must file a statement of organization if they spend or raise more than $5,000 in any 12-month period.
How campaign finance applies to initiatives
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