November 4, 2015 •
Initiative to Increase Public Financing of Campaigns Passes in Maine
On November 4, 2015, voters in Maine approved a ballot initiative expanding the state’s public campaign financing system. The initiative increases both election transparency and the total pool of money available to qualifying candidates. Organizations behind political advertisements must now disclose their top three donors and will face increased penalties for campaign finance law violations.
The new requirements will be effective 30 days after the Governor proclaims the official results of the election.
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