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Beall, Katie

Special Election (05/05/2020 election) Committees: C-6 or C-4 report due by May 25, 2020

Special election committees for the May 5, 2020 special election have a C-4 or C-6 due by May 25, 2020. The campaign finance report covers all transactions, if any, that occur from April 19 through May 20,2020. This report may also be the special election committee's closing report if all debts are paid and no more campaign activity is anticipated. Otherwise, a closing report must be filed later. 

Incidental political committees use Form C-4 to report financial activities; all other committees (political party, ballot issue, and independent (PAC) committees) use Form C-6 to detail all contributions received and expenditures made during a specific timeframe. C-4s and C-6s must be filed in CERS.

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An incidental committee is a political committee which is not organized or maintained for the primary purpose of influencing elections but which may incidentally become a political committee by reason of making a contribution or expenditure to support or oppose a candidate and/or issue (Administrative Rules of Montana 44.10.327(2)(c)). 

Each county, municipal, and school district committee is required to file campaign finance reports if contributions received or expenditures made exceed $500 (in total).