111-5-10 Short form statements.

(A) No campaign committee is required to file a postprimary election campaign finance statement required under division (A)(2) section 3517.10 of the Revised Code if, during the combined preelection and postelection reporting periods, the committee received contributions of five hundred dollars or less and made expenditures of five hundred dollars or less. Instead, the campaign committee may file a short-form statement as prescribed by the secretary of state. The statement shall indicate the total amount of contributions received and expenditures made and the balance on hand, and shall be signed under penalty of election falsification. If either the contributions received or the expenditures made during this period exceed five hundred dollars, the campaign committee must file the postprimary election statement required by section 3517.10(A)(2) of the Revised Code that includes all the information required in divisions (B) and (C) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code.

(B) No campaign committee is required to file a postgeneral election campaign finance statement required by division (A)(2) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code if, during the combined preprimary, postprimary, pregeneral, and postgeneral election periods, it received contributions and made expenditures of five hundred dollars or less. Instead, the campaign committee may file a short-form statement as prescribed by the secretary of state. The statement shall indicate the total amount of contributions received and expenditures made and the balance on hand, and shall be signed under penalty of election falsification. If either the contributions received or the expenditures made during the combined periods exceed five hundred dollars, the campaign committee shall file the postgeneral election statement required by division (A)(2) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code that includes all the information required in divisions (B) and (C) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code.

(C) Paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule do not apply if a campaign committee makes expenditures prior to the first day of January of the year of the election at which the candidate seeks nomination or election to office or if the campaign committee does not file a termination statement with its postprimary election statement in the case of an unsuccessful primary election candidate or with its postgeneral election statement in the case of other candidates.

(D) If a campaign committee of a successful candidate at a primary election has filed a short form in accordance with this rule, then the first statement that committee files in regard to the general election shall reflect all contributions received and all expenditures made during the preprimary and postprimary election periods.

(E) A campaign committee of a candidate that was unsuccessful in its effort to obtain its party's nomination to office and that fails to terminate may not file a short form statement for the postprimary election statement required under division (A)(2) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code as provided in this rule, regardless of the amount of contributions received and expenditures made. Instead such campaign committee must file the statements required by divisions (A)(1) and (A)(2) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code.

(F) A campaign committee of a candidate that was unsuccessful in its effort to seek election to office and that fails to terminate may not file a short form statement as provided in this rule, regardless of the amount of contributions received and expenditures made. Instead such campaign committee must file the statements required by divisions (A)(1) and (A)(2) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 07/31/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3517.23
Rule Amplifies: 3517.10
Prior Effective Dates: 8/23/95, 11/21/95, 7/13/98, 9/24/98, 1/1/02