December 2, 2011 •
Contributions would be limited to $10 per text message.
Following in the footsteps of California, the state of Maryland will be allowing political campaign contributions via text messages on mobile devices. Jared DeMarinis, Maryland State Board of Elections’ Director of Candidacy and Campaign Finance, says this will open the process up to more people giving smaller donations.
For the full story, read “Rule would allow campaign donations by text message” by Annie Linskey in the Baltimore Sun.
According to the article: “Maryland’s General Assembly passed legislation this year authorizing campaign contributions by text message and directing the Board of Elections to implement the change. The board has drafted regulations, which are subject to public comment before they can go into effect.”