Political Committee and Political Fund Overview
Political committees and funds are expected to be knowledgeable about the requirement of Chapter 10A.

The treasurer of a political committee or political funds must register within 14 days of raising or spending in excess of $750 to influence the nomination or election of Chapter 10A candidates or to support or defeat a ballot question.. Once registered, the committee or fund must file periodic reports.

An entity of two or more whose major purpose is to influence the nomination or election of a candidate or to promote or defeat a ballot question is defined as a political committee.

A political fund is defined as an accumulation of dues or voluntary contributions by an association that are collected or expended to influence the nomination or election of a candidate or to promote or defeat a ballot question. The contents of a political fund may not be commingled with other funds or with personal funds of an officer or member of the fund. If not prohibited by other law, an entity may deposit in its political fund money from dues or membership fees.

Contact Marcia Waller at 651-539-1187 or 800-657-3889 or marcia.j.waller@state.mn.us if you have questions about registering a political committee or fund.

Please note: The Board does not administer provisions for committees or funds that may wish to contribute to federal or local candidates. You may consult with the Federal Elections Commission or the Secretary of State's office.