Political Issues Committee Information
This page contains files for forms and publications of interest to Political Issues Committees. Please contact the Registry if you cannot locate the form that you are seeking.
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 issues 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 issues committee. A political issues 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).
||Political Issues Committee Information
The .PDF and TEXT files posted are created by Registry staff and are provided for informational purposes only. This data is made available as a public service pursuant to KRS 121.120(4). The electronic documents posted at this site DO NOT CONSTITUTE THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE REGISTRY.
Current Political Issue Committee List (.pdf 8 kb)
Current Political Issue Committee List (.txt file)
||Forms and Brochures
Political Issues Committees - KREF 026/PIC (.pdf 444kb)
This brochure provides information relative to Political Issues Committee requirements.
Political Committee Registration - KREF 010 (.pdf 417kb)
This form should be completed for Political Issues Committees.
Election Finance Statement - KREF 006 (.pdf 42kb)
This is the set of forms that Political Issues Committees use for reporting financial transactions of the committee to the Registry.
Instructions for Completing Election Finance Statement - KREF 006 (.pdf 410kb)
These instructions show the Political Issues Committees how to complete the schedules in the Election Finance Statement.
Committee Update Form
The Committee Update form should be completed when there is a change in a committee’s designated officers or campaign depository (bank). Kentucky law requires that a committee designate a chairperson and treasurer (who must be separate persons), and an official contact person. NOTE: Executive agency lobbyists (as defined in KRS 11A.201) and legislative agents (as defined in KRS 6.611) are prohibited from serving as the official contact person of a permanent committee. In addition, if there is a vacancy in a committee’s treasurer, the chairperson shall be accountable as the committee’s treasurer, if the vacancy is not filled within three (3) days following the treasurer’s notice of resignation. See KRS 121.170.