April 14, 2014 •
Maryland State Board of Elections Removes Aggregate Limits Following McCutcheon
The State Board of Elections has issued a guidance memo following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The board will no longer enforce a $10,000 aggregate limit on donors’ contributions to state candidates during a four-year election cycle.
The memo states personal contributions are unlimited, but still must not exceed $4,000 to any one candidate. The McCutcheon decision held such aggregate limits violate constitutional protections of free speech. Political action committees in Maryland had no previous aggregate limit and remain limited to $6,000 per candidate.
The guidance is effective immediately.
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