A few things for Campaign staff, volunteers and interested parties:

  • The maximum contribution to a Federal campaign (including a US House Congressional campaign such as Keltie for Congress) for the 2019-2020 election cycle is $2,800.
  • Per the same FEC page, the limit on an anonymous contribution is $50 (even if not strictly required, it’s a good idea to record all available donor info even for a small contribution, in case that donor’s contributions add up to more than $50 over time).
  • The limit on a cash contribution is $100.
  • Contributions from an individual totaling more than $50 need to be reported with the donor’s name and mailing address.
  • Contributions totaling over $200 need to also be recorded with the donor’s occupation and employer (along with their name and mailing address).

In-kind contributions need to be reported as well. An in-kind contribution is a non-monetary contribution, like free website design. Goods or services offered free or at less than the usual charge result in an in-kind contribution. Similarly, when a person or entity pays for services on the committee’s behalf, the payment is an in-kind contribution.

For those with advertising authority (if you have to ask, you don’t have it), note that in December 2017 the FEC ruled that Facebook ads have to include the same disclaimers as other public communications.

What should Facebook advertising disclaimers say,” you ask:

“Paid for by Keltie Connection”

FEC Reporting Deadlines (Estimated):

  • Year-end 2019 > 1/31/2020
  • Q1 2020 Quarterly Report > 4/15/2020
  • Q2 2020 Quarterly Report > 7/15/2020
  • Q3 2020 Quarterly Report > 10/15/2020
  • Pre-General Report > 10/25/2020
  • Post-General Report > 12/6/2020
  • Year-End 2020 Report > 1/31/2021

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