FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens
Acting as a Group
If you and other individuals act together as a group to conduct Federal election activity, the group may become a "political committee." Under the Federal campaign finance law, a group that raises or spends over $1,000 per year to influence Federal elections must register, keep records on financial transactions and file reports on the committee's activities.
If you are interested in forming a group to participate in Federal elections and anticipate raising or spending more that $1,000 during a calendar year, you should e-mail, write or phone the Commission and request materials to register the group as a political committee.
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