What to do with leftover campaign money
Wondering what you may do with campaign funds remaining when the election's over?
After you’ve repaid any loans to the campaign, whatever’s left is surplus campaign funds. There are seven ways that you may use that leftover money.
Some of those ways are:
- Donate to a charity registered with the Secretary of State’s office.
- Leave the surplus funds in the campaign account for use in a future election campaign.
- Return contributions to your contributors (using last in, first out rule)
For more information on how you can spend surplus campaign funds, check out the candidate instructions.