The Kentucky General Assembly has delegated to the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance (“Registry”) the regulation of ballot issue fundraising by defining political issue committees and requiring ballot issue fundraising and spending to conform to the provisions of KRS Chapter 121. Prior to raising or spending funds to advocate or oppose a constitutional amendment or public question which appears on the ballot, persons may be required to register as a political issue committee. A political issue committee is defined as three (3) or more persons joining together to advocate or oppose a constitutional amendment or public question which appears on the ballot if that committee receives or expends money in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000). KRS 121.015(3)(c)
Kentucky law requires a Political Issue Committee to file a 32-Day Pre-Election Finance Statement, a 15-Day Pre-Election Finance Statement, and a 30-Day Post-Election Finance Statement. Additional reports may be required if your committee reports a post-election surplus. Reporting dates for Political Issue Committees are based on the actual date of the election and due to the scheduling process of the election date, cannot be accurately listed here.