All certified candidates must file a detailed “Campaign Statement of Account,” as required under 1 CMC § 6424.
This itemized financial statement, prepared with the advice and co-signature of the candidate’s treasurer, must show the specific source(s), name(s) of contributor(s), and amount(s) of contributions and expenses.
The Office of the Public Auditor is mandated to administer the filing of such statements. Failure to file a complete, signed, dated and verified Statement by Dec. 23, 2020, shall subject you to a fine of up to $100 per day for each date the statement is late.
The “Campaign Statement of Account form, suggested reports, and supporting schedules are available on OPA’s website at www.opacnmi.com or the Commonwealth Election Commission’s website at www.votecnmi.gov.mp. Note that filing of a “Campaign Statement of Account” form is mandatory.
The act also requires that the statement be verified under oath by the candidate/political party and the candidate’s/political party’s treasurer. OPA will provide free notary service to those who wish to avail themselves of this service. (Proper identification bearing both the photo and signature of the candidate and treasurer must be provided). Be advised that OPA is closed every Monday due to austerity and on legal holidays. (PR)