A political action committee, or PAC is two or more
individuals who receive contributions or make expenditures of more than $500
in any one calendar year for the purpose of:
Supporting or opposing one or more candidates;
Influencing an election;
Or advocating a position on a public question in any election;
Or affecting the outcome of an election.
Alphabetical list of active Political
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(Excel file as of 12/19/06)
A PAC which has accepted contributions or made
expenditures of $500.00 or more must register with the secretary
of state within ten days of reaching the $500.00 threshold. The
registration includes the full name and address of the PAC, the
name of the PACís treasurer, and the name of the bank in which the
PAC maintains its campaign checking account. (Treasurer
and Bank Designation Form) A PAC which has accepted contributions
or made expenditures of $500.00 or more must file periodic campaign
finance reports with the Secretary of State. Please see the
Critical 2006 Primary and General Election Dates for
A PAC that has accepted
contributions or made expenditures of $500.00, or more, for the purpose of
influencing a local election or supporting or opposing one or more candidates in
a local election must-in addition to other filings required by this chapter-
file campaign finance reports ten days before and ten days after the local
election. These reports must be filed with the clerk of the municipality in
which the election is held.
Receipt. A political committee,
other than a political committee of a candidate, or a political
party shall not accept contributions totaling more than $2,000.00
from a single source, political committee or political party in
any two-year general election cycle.
Donate. A single source or political committee may not contribute
more to a candidate, political committee or political party than
the candidate, political committee or political party is permitted
to accept under Vermont law.
No indirect contributions. A political party or political committee
may not accept a contribution which is not directly from the contributor,
but was transferred to the contributor by another person for the
purpose of transferring the same or otherwise circumventing the
provisions of Vermont law.
The limitations on contributions do not apply to contributions made
for the purpose of advocating a position on a public question, including
a constitutional amendment.