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Virginia law designates any group in support or opposition of a referendum as a referendum committee, listed under the laws governing Political Action Committees (PAC's)<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-945.1 "Virginia Legislature" ''Virginia Campaign Finance Act of 2006''](Referenced Statute 24.2-945.1 Virginia Code)</ref>.
 
Virginia law designates any group in support or opposition of a referendum as a referendum committee, listed under the laws governing Political Action Committees (PAC's)<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-945.1 "Virginia Legislature" ''Virginia Campaign Finance Act of 2006''](Referenced Statute 24.2-945.1 Virginia Code)</ref>.
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Under Virginia law, any organization that has a 501c(3), c(4), or c(6) designation can register as a referendum committee if a statewide referendum campaign expects to spend $10,000 or more in expenditures for a statewide campaign, $5,000 for a county campaign defined as two or more municipalities, or $1,000 for a single municipality<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Campaign_Finance/Referendum_Summary.pdf "Virginia State Board of Elections" ''Virginia Referendum Committee Summary''](See Section 2.1, Page 13)</ref>.  The Referendum Committee must file after they have a referendum qualified on the ballot within ten (10) days of qualifiying<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms/Campaign_Finance/Referendum_Summary.pdf "Virginia State Board of Elections" ''Virginia Referendum Committee Summary''](See Section 2.2, Page 13)</ref>.
  
 
==Campaign finance requirements==
 
==Campaign finance requirements==

Revision as of 16:21, 26 January 2010

Campaign finance requirements for Virginia ballot measures are promulgated by the Virginia Board of Elections. The Virginia State Board of Elections is responsible for all administrative and reporting functions under the state's campaign finance laws.

General requirements

Referendum Committee-PAC

Virginia law designates any group in support or opposition of a referendum as a referendum committee, listed under the laws governing Political Action Committees (PAC's)[1].

Statement of Organization

Under Virginia law, any organization that has a 501c(3), c(4), or c(6) designation can register as a referendum committee if a statewide referendum campaign expects to spend $10,000 or more in expenditures for a statewide campaign, $5,000 for a county campaign defined as two or more municipalities, or $1,000 for a single municipality[2]. The Referendum Committee must file after they have a referendum qualified on the ballot within ten (10) days of qualifiying[3].

Campaign finance requirements

Reporting requirements and reports

Campaign advertising restrictions

Terminating a committee

External links

References