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Commission Cites Committee for Failure to File Arkansas Pre-Primary Report

On May 18, 2012, the Commission cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act), for the Arkansas primary election held on May 22, 2012.

As of May 17, 2012, the required disclosure report had not been received from:

  • DC Morrison for Congress Committee (AR-4).

The report was due on May 10, 2012, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 2012, through May 2, 2012. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by May 7, 2012.

Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports under federal campaign finance law, even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the Act.

The Commission notified committees involved in the Arkansas primary election of their potential filing requirements on April 16, 2012. Those committees that did not file on the due date were sent notification on May 11, 2012 that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Other political committees that support Senate and House candidates in elections, but are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign, are also required to file quarterly reports, unless they report monthly. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.

Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, and the FEC has implemented an Administrative Fine program with provisions for assessing monetary penalties.

(Posted 5/18/2012; By: Myles Martin)

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