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Getting ballot access and incorporating a party committee

Ballot access laws

The process by which candidates and political parties appear on the ballot is subject to state law. For more information, contact the state’s election authority. For a list of state disclosure and election offices, consult the Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory.

Incorporating the committee

If a party committee incorporates for liability purposes only, its outgoing contributions and other expenditures are not subject to the prohibition on corporate contributions.

The treasurer, however, remains liable for the committee’s compliance with the federal campaign finance law. Liability for debts is generally governed by state law.

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