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Campaign Finance Law 2002

A Summary of State Campaign Finance Laws
With Quick Reference Charts


Edward D. Feigenbaum, J.D.
James A. Palmer, J.D.
P.O. Box 383
Noblesville, IN  46061

Published by the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20463


Campaign finance laws are a continuing development on the American legislative scene, subject to frequent revisions and amendments designed to fine tune them.

In order to stay abreast of of the campaign finance laws of the States and U.S. Territories, the Federal Election Commission issues this volume entitled Campaign Finance Law every two years as an updated outline summary of the laws.

This publication is intended only as a general reference tool.   No decision regarding campaign finance issues should be made solely on the basis of the summary information found in this publication.  Rather, one should undertake a careful review of the appropriate election laws and consultation with the appropriate State campaign finance law agency prior to making a decision.  To that end, citations to the various State codes and contact information for the responsible State agencies are provided in the charts and text.

It is hoped that this publication is useful to readers seeking information on State campaign finance laws.  Comments should be directed to the Public Disclosure Division, Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20463.  The telephone numbers are 202/694-1120 and toll-free, 800/424-9530 (option 3).

Those interested in Federal campaign finance laws, and their relationship to State provisions, should contact the Commission's Information Division at 202/694-1100 or toll-free at 800/424-9530.


Part I:  Quick Reference Charts   (Explanation of Chart Data)

Chart 1:        Campaign Finance Report Filing Requirements

Chart 2-A:    Contribution and Solicitation Limitations

Chart 2-B:    Contribution and Solicitation Limitations

Chart 3-A:    Expenditure Limitations

Chart 3-B:    Expenditure Limitations

Chart 4:        States with Special Tax or Public Financing Provisions

[Or, download all of Part 1 as a Word file]

Part II:  Summaries of State Campaign Finance Laws (in alphabetical order by state):

Documents marked [Word] may be read using Microsoft Word from Microsoft.

"Quick Reference Charts" available online from previous editions:

Related Link:  FEC Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory