After filing the joint notification and declaration, a slate of candidates may authorize a campaign committee to act on its behalf. All provisions of KRS Chapter 121 governing the duties and responsibilities of a slate of candidates and its campaign treasurer will apply to the campaign committee.
The campaign committee may register by filing its official notice of intention at the time of organization and provide the names, addresses, and positions of the officers of the committee. A form prescribed for this purpose, the Gubernatorial Slate Campaign Committee Registration form (KREF 010/G), requires the registrant(s) to clearly identify the specific purpose, sponsorship, and source from which the committee originates and designate the primary campaign depository for the purpose of depositing all contributions received and disbursing all expenditures made. The form must be signed by the members of the slate, the committee chairperson, and the campaign treasurer. The chairperson and treasurer must be separate persons.
Also, the candidates for Governor or Lt. Governor must each sign the waiver on the Gubernatorial Slate Campaign Committee Registration form and the Waiver from Filing Candidate Election Finance Statement form (KREF 011) if they are to be relieved of personal responsibility for filing campaign finance reports. The waiver remains in effect provided that the slate surrenders possession of any contributions to the campaign treasurer within five (5) business days of receipt without spending any of the proceeds or commingling contributions with personal funds; endorses contributions in the form of checks, money orders, or other written instruments directly, without being cashed or redeemed, to the campaign committee; and does not make any unreimbursed or unreported expenditures for the campaign. Otherwise, a slate of candidates must file a separate campaign finance report.