Week of December 5 – 9
AOR 2011-26 (Martin H. Freeman). On December 5, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2011-26. Martin H. Freeman intends to raise funds to cover expenses associated with (1) identifying citizens who do not possess photo IDs in states that require citizens to present a photo ID to vote or register to vote, and (2) assisting those citizens in obtaining photo IDs. Freeman asks whether his proposed activity is covered by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act), and Commission regulations. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by January 27, 2012.
AOR 2011- 27 (New Mexico Voices for Children). On December 7, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2011-27, submitted by New Mexico Voices for Children. The requestor asks whether it may make a severance payment to a former employee who is running for Congress. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by February 6, 2012.
Advisory Opinions and Requests are available through the Advisory Opinions search page in the Law and Regulations section of the Commission website.
The Commission made public one closed case.
For information regarding the above matter, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
On December 7, Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly, General Counsel Anthony Herman and Deputy Staff Director Mitra Nejad met with officials from the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to discuss campaign finance laws and the Commission's role in enforcing those provisions.
On December 6, Communications Specialist Myles Martin discussed Commission operations and campaign finance regulations with visitors from The Washington Center.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
December 13: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.
December 15: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
December 20: December Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
Printed copies of the August 2011 updated version of the Commission's Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees are available free of charge from the Commission's Information Division. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to email@example.com.
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