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Municipal Political Action Committees & Ballot Question Committees

Town and cities with a population of 15,000* or more are subject to Chapter 13 of the Maine Election Law. Organizations that meet the definition of a Political Action Committee (PAC) or Ballot Question Committee (BQC) and that receive contributions or make expenditures to influence a municipal campaign in towns or cities subject to Maine Election Law must register and file campaign finance reports with the municipal clerk of the town or city.

PACs and BQCs can obtain the necessary registration and reporting forms from the municipal clerk of their town or city. The forms, reports and guidebook are also available below.

The towns in Maine with a population of 15,000 or more according to the 2010 U.S. Census are:

Auburn Gorham Scarborough
Augusta Lewiston South Portland
Bangor Portland Waterville
Biddeford Saco Westbrook
Brunswick Sanford Windham

*Standish and Union have elected to be subject to the provision of Chapter 13 with respect to referenda and initiatives, but not candidate elections. (30-A M.R.S.A. § 2502(2)).

2013 Forms for Municipal PACs and Indpendent Expenditures
2013 Forms for Municipal BQCs
Municipal PAC Registration

Municipal BQC Registration

Municipal PAC Filing Schedule

Municipal BQC Filing Schedule

Municipal PAC Campaign Finance Report

Municipal PAC Campaign Finance Report for Nov. Election Participants

Municipal BQC Campaign Finance Report

Municipal PAC 24 Hour Reports

Municipal BQC 24 Hour Report

Municipal Independent Expenditure Report