March 14, 2018 •
Washington D.C. Mayor Signs Bill Creating Publicly Financed Elections
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser signed the Fair Elections Act creating publicly financed elections.
In this voluntary program, qualified candidates for mayor, attorney general, Council, or the State Board of Education must raise a certain amount of money from small-dollar donors.
The city would then provide start-up support and a 5:1 match on the small dollar-contributions.
Before receiving any public money, candidates would also have to accept lower contribution limits and reject all corporate and political action committee contributions.
The law is expected to take effect in 2020.
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