CHART 3-A: EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS

JURISDICTION

WHO MAY
MAKE
EXPENDITURES

TOTAL
EXPENDITURES

BEFORE
FIRST FILING

SHORTLY
BEFORE
ELECTION DAY

POST-ELECTION

FOR
CERTAIN
PURPOSES

PERSONAL
USE OF
CANDIDATE

TO
CANDIDATE'S
FAMILY

American
Samoa

Requires written authorization of treasurer

 

Triggers organizational report filing

 

Surplus must be returned pro rata to contributors if their identities are known. If no donors are found, surplus may be contributed to another candidate’s fund, party, charity, or nonprofit organization, or surplus escheats to the territory

Must be related to the campaign

 

 

 

Guam

Requires written authorization of treasurer

 

Permissible, as long as not greater than $100,000

 

Candidates who withdraw or cease to be candidates must return contributions to their party, or to another candidate of the same party

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern
Marianas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rico

 

Limited for candidates for governor and parties using public funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin Islands

May not be made in absence of treasurer and requires authorization by certain officials

 

 

Triggers organizational report filing

 

 

 

Must be related to the campaign

 

 

 

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