2020 Election Reminders and Tips for Noncandidate Committees

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Aloha Noncandidate Committees,

With the General Election before us on November 3, 2020, the Commission would like to offer the following reminders and tips to noncandidate committees.  This is not a conclusive list.

  • Review and update all information on your Organizational Report – oftentimes, phone numbers and addresses have changed.
  • If you are entering into contracts for electioneering communications, make sure you file your Statement of Information for Electioneering Communications with the Commission within 24 hours of executing a contract to make the expenditure for an advertisement that is being broadcast, published or sent by mail at a bulk rate from September 4, 2020 through November 3, 2020 to avoid any fines. The $2,000 aggregate threshold does not reset for the general election so if you already exceeded that threshold for the calendar year and have filed electioneering communication statements for the primary election, you must continue filing these statements for any general election electioneering communication ads regardless of amount.
  • If you plan on having a fundraiser for which the amount of the ticket is more than $25 per person, remember to file a Notice of Intent to Hold a Fundraiser with the Commission prior to the fundraiser start time and before the Commission office closes for the day at 4:30 p.m., Hawaiian standard time. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a fine.

If you need assistance, please call our office at (808) 586-0285 or visit our website to review the various tools available (i.e., guidebooks and manuals) that will assist you, answer any questions, and help you file reports in the electronic filing system.

Thank you,
The Campaign Spending Commission