Campaign finance requirements for Virginia ballot measures
- 1 General requirements
- 2 Campaign finance requirements
- 3 Reporting requirements and reports
- 4 Campaign advertising restrictions
- 5 Terminating a committee
- 6 External links
- 7 References
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).
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. The Referendum Committee must file after they have a referendum qualified on the ballot within ten (10) days of qualifiying.
Campaign finance requirements
Corporate/labor union contributions
Corporations and labor unions are permitted to donate to referendum committees in Virginia.
Under Virginia law, all referendum committees must file their campaign finance reports electronically if they have raised $10,000 or more or made more than $10,000 in expenditures.
Reporting requirements and reports
Campaign advertising restrictions
Terminating a committee
- "Virginia Legislature" Virginia Campaign Finance Act of 2006(Referenced Statute 24.2-945.1 Virginia Code)
- "Virginia State Board of Elections" Virginia Referendum Committee Summary(See Section 2.1, Page 13)
- "Virginia State Board of Elections" Virginia Referendum Committee Summary(See Section 2.2, Page 13)
- "Virginia State Board of Elections" Virginia Referendum Committee Summary(See Section 3.1, Page 18)
- "Virginia Legislature" Virginia Campaign Disclosure Act of 2006(Referenced Statute 24.2-951.8(B))
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