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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele today announced that no candidates or candidates' authorized committees failed to file campaign finance reports for the reporting period ending Sept. 24.
A candidate or candidate's committee is considered noncompliant with the campaign finance reporting law if a late fee is owed or the required report has not been submitted for the current reporting cycle. Once the candidate or authorized committee has met all obligations, the candidate or authorized committee is removed from this list.
A candidate or candidate's committee may have filed by the deadline, and thus be in compliance and not on this list, even though the report may not yet be posted to the campaign finance website.
The list of candidates and candidates' authorized committees which failed to meet the reporting deadline for each campaign finance reporting cycle is available by visiting the Department of State webpage, www.dos.state.pa.us., then clicking on "Campaign Finance Deadline Missed" under Hot Topics.
The Department of State receives and files campaign finance reports for judge of the Superior Court, Municipal Court, and Courts of Common Pleas. Only candidates for statewide office on the municipal election ballot who file with the Department of State must submit campaign finance reports for the period ending Sept. 24, the sixth Tuesday before the municipal election.
The department levies fines for late campaign finance reports. However, other enforcement of campaign finance law violations is handled by the state attorney general's office.