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33.14.02.00.htm 33.14.02.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 14 ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC FINANCING ACT Chapter 02 Eligibility Requirements and Procedures Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and 15-109(b) Annotated Code of Maryland
33.14.02.01.htm 33.14.02.01. 01 In General.. To be eligible to receive a public contribution under the Public Financing Act, a candidate shall:. A. First, file a certificate of candidacy that meets the requirements of law, establish a gubernatorial ticket candidate committee, and file a notice of intent to qualify for public contributions; andB. Then, file with the State Board within the deadlines specified in this subtitle a certification, signed by the candidate’s treasurer, that the seed
33.14.02.02.htm 33.14.02.02. 02 Special Circumstances.. A. First Request for General Election. A candidate who did not receive a public contribution in the primary election, but who is a nominee in the general election, may become eligible for a public contribution in the general election if the:1) Candidate’s expenditures in the primary election did not exceed the limitations established by the Public Financing Act, if applicable;2) Candidate raised seed money in accordance with law; and.
33.14.02.03.htm 33.14.02.03. 03 Deadline for Notice and Certification ― Primary Elections.. A. Notice of Intent Deadline. For a primary election, the notice of intent shall be filed with the State Board not later than the deadline for filing a certificate of candidacy.B. Political Committee Required. At the time of filing a notice of intent, the candidate shall establish a gubernatorial ticket candidate committee to receive a public contribution.C. Seed Money Deadline. Private eligible contribut
33.14.02.04.htm 33.14.02.04. 04 Deadline for Notice and Certification ― General Elections.. A. In General. For a candidate participating only in a general election:. 1) The notice of intent shall be filed with the State Board no later than the deadline for filing a declaration of intent; and2) The certification that seed money has been raised shall be filed with the State Board no later than 5 p.m. on the first Monday in August in the year of the general election.B. Exceptions.. 1) A candidate need not f
33.14.02.05.htm 33.14.02.05. 05 Requests for Contribution―General.. To receive public contributions, an eligible candidate shall file a request with the State Board, as provided in this chapter.
33.14.02.06.htm 33.14.02.06. 06 Requests for Contribution ― Primary Elections.. A. Deadlines for Request. For a primary election, the request shall be filed:. 1) According to the campaign finance reporting schedule in Election Law Article, §13-309, Annotated Code of Maryland, for an authorized candidate campaign committee; and2) For subsequent optional requests:. a) The first and third Tuesdays in January, February, March, April, May, and June; and. b) Not later than the second Tuesday after the pri
33.14.02.07.htm 33.14.02.07. 07 Requests for Contribution―General Elections.. For a general election, the request shall be filed with the State Board no later than 5 days after the State Board declares the candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the general election.
33.14.02.08.htm 33.14.02.08. 08 Determination of Eligibility.. The State Board shall determine whether a candidate is eligible to receive a public contribution as follows:A. For a primary election, not later than 5 days after receiving the candidate's initial request for public contribution; andB. For a general election, not later than 5 days after the State Board identifies the candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
33.14.02.09.htm 33.14.02.09. 09 Distributions.. A. Initial Distribution. Promptly after determining that a candidate is eligible for a public contribution, the State Board shall order the Comptroller to disburse the initial public contribution to that eligible candidate.B. Qualification in January or earlier. If the State Board determines that a candidate is eligible in or before January of the year of the election, the distribution of the initial public contribution shall occur no later tha
33.14.02.10.htm 33.14.02.10. 10 Post-Election Returns.. A. Reports. Not later than the eighth Monday after a primary or general election, an eligible gubernatorial ticket shall file a campaign finance report with the State Board that includes:1) The aggregate amount of the public contribution that was received;. 2) All contributions received since the last filed report;. 3) All expenditures made since the last filed report; and. 4) All outstanding obligations.. B. Return of Excess. Except as provided in §C of t
33.14.02.11.htm 33.14.02.11. 11 Seed Money.. A. In-Kind Contributions Allowed. An eligible candidate may include an in-kind contribution in the seed money required by the Act.B. Refund on Withdrawal. If an eligible candidate withdraws from a campaign, dies, or becomes disqualified, any surplus seed money shall be disposed of in accordance with Election Law Article, §13-247, Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.14.02.12.htm 33.14.02.12. 12 Eligible Private Contributions.. A. Permissible Contributions. After filing a notice of intent, a candidate may use any contributions received by the authorized candidate campaign established under Election Law Article, Title 13, Annotated Code of Maryland, for the candidate if the contributions were received after March 1 of the year immediately preceding the year of the election.B. Exemption. Notwithstanding §A of this regulation, a candidate shall include any contributions rec
33.14.02.9999.htm 33.14.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―11 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 1, 2000 (27:6 Md. R. 638) adopted permanently effective April 17, 2000 (27:7 Md. R. 710)Regulation .01 amended effective August 4, 2014 (41:15 Md. R. 893). Regulation .02 amended effective August 4, 2014 (41:15 Md. R. 893). Regulation .03 amended effective February 29, 2016 (43:4 Md. R. 337). Regulation .03C amended effective March 27, 2017 (44:6 Md. R. 329).
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