August 22, 2018 •
Massachusetts Issues Emergency Regulation Regarding Independent Expenditures
The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has issued an emergency regulation requiring independent expenditure disclosure prior to the primary election on September 4.
“Due to the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 3, the statute would not require independent expenditures made on Aug. 23, 24 and 25 to be disclosed prior to the Sept. 4 primary election. However, independent expenditures made between Aug. 26 and Sept. 2 would be disclosed before the election.”
This emergency regulation will eliminate the gap in disclosure, and now independent expenditures must be disclosed within 24 hours if they are utilized on August 23, 24, or 25.
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