Rule 1-11 Filer Registration

(a) Not later than the day that a candidate files the first disclosure statement for an election, the candidate shall submit a filer registration form. The filer registration form shall include:

(1) the candidate’s name, address information and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and employment information;

(2) the name and mailing address, and treasurer name, treasurer address information and telephone numbers, treasurer e-mail address, and treasurer employment information, of every political committee authorized by the candidate that has not been terminated, and, in the case of a participant or limited participant, an indication of which such committee is the principal committee;
(3) the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of any person designated by the candidate to act as liaison with the Board for each committee filing disclosure statements;
(4) identification of all bank accounts and other depository accounts, including merchant and payment processor accounts, into which receipts have been, or will be, deposited, and all bank accounts used for the purpose of repaying debt from a previous election; and
(5) other information as required by the Board.
(b) The candidate shall notify the Board of any material change, including any new information, or any change to any required information, concerning any political committee, bank account, merchant or payment processor account, candidate or treasurer employment, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, in the filer registration form in such manner as may be provided by the Board. The candidate shall notify the Board of any such changes no later than the next deadline for filing a disclosure statement, or, in the case of changes that occur after the deadline for the last disclosure statement required to be filed, no later than 30 days after the date of the change; provided, however, that if the candidate has extinguished all outstanding liabilities resulting from the election to which the filer registration relates, including payment of any penalties and/or repayment of public funds owed to the Board, the candidate need not notify the Board of any material change to the filer registration information after the date the candidate’s final audit report is issued, except as provided in Rule 4-03(b).

(c) Small campaign registration. If neither the expected total cumulative receipts nor the expected total cumulative expenditures of a candidate, including expenditures made with the candidate’s personal funds, exceeds an amount equal to the amount applicable to qualify for the exception provided in section 14-124(4) of the State Election Law, the candidate may, instead of submitting a filer registration form, submit a small campaign registration form, which must contain such information as may be required by the Board. The small campaign registration form must also include an affirmation stating that neither the total cumulative receipts nor the total cumulative expenditures of the candidate, including expenditures made with the candidate’s personal funds, will exceed the amount applicable to qualify for the exception provided in section 14-124(4) of the State Election Law, and that if such amount is exceeded, the candidate will submit a filer registration form and all subsequent required disclosure statements, beginning on or before the deadline to file the next disclosure statement.

(d) Applicable requirements. Because the requirements of the Act and these Rules apply to financial transactions that take place before a participant or limited participant joins the Program, the Board advises candidates to comply with all applicable requirements set forth in the Act and these Rules, in anticipation of joining the Program.

(e) Construction. The submission of a filer registration form, or an amendment thereto, shall not be construed as a statement of intent to become a candidate, to run for any particular office, or to join the Program.