Candidates for state and local office are subject to the campaign finance provisions of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act (NPADA). Those seeking election to federal office are not subject to the NPADA. Once a candidate raises, receives or expends $5,000 or more in a calendar year, he or she is required to register the committee with the Commission by filing a Statement of Organization and paying a filing fee of $100. Once the candidate committee is formed, the committee must file periodic campaign statements.
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There are two types of committees that are commonly referred to as political action committees or PACs. One type of PAC is a political committee sponsored by a corporation, union or other type of organization. Another type of PAC is a political committee which is not sponsored by another group. PACs are required to register with the Commission and file periodic campaign statements disclosing receipts and expenditures.
State and county political party committees with certain levels of financial activity, register with the Commission and file periodic campaign statements.
A ballot question committee is a political committee formed for the purpose of supporting or opposing the qualification, passage or defeat of a ballot question. The committee must register with the Commission within 10 days after raising, receiving or expending $5,000 or more in a calendar year. Once registered, ballot questions committees file periodic campaign statements disclosing receipts and expenditures.
Annual Campaign Statement for calendar year 2015 Due February 1, 2016.
1st Primary - April 11, 2016
2nd Primary - May 2, 2016
Post Primary - June 20, 2016
1st General - October 11, 2016
2nd General - October 31, 2016
Post General - January 17, 2017