February 2, 2016 •
Citizen Funded Campaign System Proposed in Howard County, MD
A resolution has been introduced in the Howard County Council proposing a citizen funded campaign system. The resolution would make public resources available to qualifying candidates. The resolution, if passed, would create the Commission on Citizen Funded Campaigns, which would be comprised of five county residents appointed by the council and two county residents appointed by the county executive, and would calculate estimated costs to the citizen funded campaign citizen budget.
If the resolution is passed, it would be added to ballots this year and take effect for the 2022 election cycle. The resolution will be similar to the opt-in system in Montgomery County, Maryland’s first county to have any kind of opt-in campaign finance system.
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