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Nonconnected committee Independent Expenditure TV ad disclaimer example

Play the video for an example of thedisclaimernotice requirements for a televisionindependent expenditure paid for by anonconnected committee, but not authorized by anycandidate.


Any public communication made by a political committee—including communications that do not expressly advocate the election or defeat of a clearly identified federal candidate or solicit a contribution—must include a disclaimer. Communications not authorized by a candidate or candidate’s committee, including any solicitation, must disclose the full name and permanent street address, telephone number or website address of the person who paid for the communication, and also state that the communication was not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

In the case of a televised ad not authorized by a candidate, the disclaimer must include a statement indicating the political committee or person who is responsible for the communication, conveyed by a full screen view of a representative of the political committee or other person making the statement, or a voice-over by the representative.

The ad must also contain a similar “clearly readable” written statement that appears at the end of the communication, with a reasonable degree of color contrast between the background and the disclaimer statement. The written statement must occupy at least four percent of the vertical picture height, and it must be shown for a period of four seconds.