MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Secretary of State Beth Chapman has received
notification that the US Justice Department has approved two changes to
election law: one involving campaign finance reporting and the other relating to
campaign advertising. These election changes were made by the Alabama
Legislature during their 2011 regular session.
The first law receiving approval, Act
2011-687, requires monthly campaign finance reports and requires more frequent
reporting closer to the election. As a
result of this approval, reports due for the month of September will be due
this Friday, September 30. The law also
requires candidates and political action committees that file campaign finance
reports with the secretary of state to do so electronically beginning in 2014.
The second law, Act 2011-697, requires
candidates to disclose the sources of funding for political advertisements or
For complete details on the reporting
requirements of Acts No. 2011-687 and 2011-697, visit our website at
www.sos.alabama.gov or www.AlabamaVotes.gov to retrieve the Acts.