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Advisories, Declaratory Rulings, Guidance and Newsletters


Advisory Bulletin to All Candidates and Potential Candidates (PDF) - Posted February 5, 2013

Declaratory Rulings

Retention of Shared Fund-raising Advisor or Consultant- December 7, 2017




Child Care Expenses - Posted May 16, 2019


Cybersecurity Expenditures - Posted May 16, 2019

Contribution Limits - Aggregates (PDF) - Posted April 11, 2014

Coordination and cooperation between candidates, campaign finance entities and other persons (PDF) - Posted January 30, 2013

Independent Expenditure Political Action Committees (PDF) - Posted December 20, 2013

Fundraising during session (PDF) - Posted December 19, 2013

Participation in an Election Year Not Designated By the Political Committee

Permissible Uses of Campaign Funds- Travel and other expenses to attend a Political Party National Convention

Inauguration Committees:  SBE has issued this guidance on the registration requirements of inauguration committees and their contributions limits.

Fundraising During Special Session

Administrative Funds- Central Committees: SBE has issued this summary regarding the permissible uses of Administrative funds by a central committee.

Charitable Contributions from Campaign Funds: SBE has received numerous inquiries by individuals wanting to know whether it is permissible to use campaign funds for the purpose of donating to disaster relief efforts. The Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division has prepared the following guidance on this topic.


The Candidacy and Campaign Finance Division publishes a newsletter about the current developments, updates and changes in the law concerning campaign finance.

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