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Executive Committee

​​​​A "political party"… is an affiliation or organization of electors representing a political policy and having a constituted authority for its government and regulation, and whose candidate received at least twenty percent (20%) of the total vote cast at the last preceding election at which presidential electors were voted for.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KRS 118.015(1)

Executive Committee Reporting Dates
YearReportPeriod EndsReport DueDue From
201630-day post-General report12/8/201612/13/2016All Executive Committees
20171st Semi-Annual report6/30/20177/31/2017All Executive Committees
20172nd Semi-Annual report12/31/20171/31/2018All Executive Committees
20181st Semi-Annual report6/30/20187/31/2018All Executive Committees
20182nd Semi-Annual report12/31/20181/31/2019All Executive Committees
20191st Semi-Annual report6/30/20197/31/2019All Executive Committees
20192nd Semi-Annual report12/31/20191/31/2020All Executive Committees
Contribution Limits For Executive Committee
  • From an individual: $2,500 per year to state party, $1,000 to county party 
  • From a corporation: Prohibited
  • From an executive committee: Unlimited Transfer of Funds 
  • From a caucus campaign committee: $2,500 per year 
  • From a contributing organization Help : $2,500 per year 
  • From a permanent committee (PAC) Help : $2,500 per year 
  • Cash contributions Help : $50.00 per contributor per election
  • Anonymous contributions: $50.00 per contributor per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)

In-kind and monetary contributions jointly count toward both the “per election” and the “per year” contribution limits.

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Executive Committee​​ FAQ​​​​​

The Registry assigns a number to a candidate for each election. This number will be assigned each time the candidate notifies the Registry of his or her intent to run for office. (The Primary and General are separate elections.)
There is no limit on contributions made to a candidate or a slate of candidates from executive committees. However, candidates may not retain more than 50% of their total contributions, or $10,000, whichever is greater, per election from executive committees.  The calculations are the responsibility of the candidate or a slate of candidates.
No. Corporate contributions of any kind, monetary or in-kind, to executive committees are prohibited pursuant to KRS 121.035.
Yes, but the check must be signed by both spouses or a statement must be provided indicating the donative intent of the check.
No. Limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are considered “corporations” under Kentucky’s campaign finance law, and corporations are prohibited from making contributions directly to candidates, slates of candidates, or committees.
No.  Under Kentucky’s campaign finance law, “corporation” means any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association.  Since corporations are prohibited from making contributions directly to candidates, slates of candidates, or committees, a partnership may not contribute money directly to an executive committee.  However, non-corporate partners may contribute a maximum of $2,500 per calendar year individually from funds derived from the partnership. If a partnership check is issued, information from the partnership must be obtained listing the percentage of the contribution attributable to each partner.
This check can be deposited in the executive committee’s regular checking account. However, the general fund and the ITC fund must be reported separately on the committee’s 30-day post-election finance statements to the Registry. If an executive committee does not wish to retain ITC funds, checks may be endorsed to the state executive committee, or sent back to the Revenue Cabinet. DO NOT SEND THE CHECK TO THE REGISTRY.
The Income Tax Check-Off program allows taxpayers to designate on their income tax forms two dollars ($2.00) to be forwarded to the political party of their choice. Fifty cents (.50) is forwarded to the executive committee in the taxpayer’s county of residence and the remainder is forwarded to the designated political party’s state executive committee. Referred to as “ITC funds,” these monies may be used only to support the party’s candidates in the general election and to pay administrative expenses associated with party headquarters. The Registry is required to annually audit the records of ITC receipts and expenditures of executive committees receiving over $1,500 in ITC funds, and may annually audit the ITC records of all other executive committees. The Registry must report the results of each ITC audit conducted to the General Assembly, pursuant to KRS 121.230(5).
No. The Registry also needs to be notified. The Registry sends update letters and reporting forms once a year. If the information changes after this, the committee should send a letter to the Registry to notify of the changes.
No. Contributions in excess of $1,000 made to a local executive committee must be transferred to the state executive committee’s administrative account. However, if $2,500 is given directly to the state executive committee, the entire contribution may be retained in the state executive committee’s general fund account.
No. Those organizations are primarily social in nature. However, funds may be expended for advertising with the organization so long as the expenditure furthers a candidacy.
The maximum contribution limit to an executive committee is $2,500 per calendar year (not per election) in the aggregate. For example, if a contributor makes $2,500 in total contributions to his or her state and county executive committees on January 1, 20XX, that contributor cannot make any more contributions to any other executive committees until the next calendar year.
Yes. All committees must file reports whether or not they have had any financial activity.
Political Advertising is any advertisement advocating the election or defeat of any candidate, political party, or public issue. For example, Political Advertising would NOT include the announcement of a fish fry sponsored by a political organization unless the advertisement stated that the fish fry endorses a candidate.​