Monday, April 23, 2007

Candidate disclosure rules in Pa. brew court battles NewsFlash - Candidate disclosure rules in Pa. brew court battles: "At the center of the ballot-access cases is disagreement over what must be reported on the one-page 'statement of financial interests' that candidates must file with the state Ethics Commission as a condition for having their names listed on the ballot. The other condition, imposed by the state Election Code, requires them to gather enough voters' signatures to qualify for the office they are seeking.

Candidates can be challenged for failing to meet either requirement — putting them at risk of being thrown off the ballot only weeks before an election.

The required disclosures on the financial statements are relatively superficial — only the names of companies or other sources of income, for example, not dollar amounts or other details."

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