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Information that Contributors Must Provide

Contributors to Candidate Campaigns

Contributors who give more than $10 to a candidate must provide the campaign with their name and address. Individuals who give more than $50 during a reporting period must also provide their occupation and principal place of business (employer). Candidates are not required to report the names of contributors who have given $50 or less for the reporting period. Those contributions may be reported as a lump sum.

These requirements apply to seed money contributions given to Maine Clean Election Act candidates.

Contributors to PACs

All contributors to PACs must provide the campaign with their names and addresses. An individual who gives more than $50 must also provide his or her occupation and place of business (employer).

Contributors to Ballot Question Committees
All contributors to BQCs must provide the campaign with their names and addresses. An individual who gives more than $100 must also provide his or her occupation and place of business (employer).

Contributors to Party Committees

A contributor to a party committee must provide the contributor's name and mailing address. Individuals who give more than $200 must also provide the party committee with the contributor's occupation and principal place of business (employer). Party committees are not required to disclose contributors who have given $200 or less for the reporting period. Those contibutions may be reported as a lump sum.