Occasionally, campaigns receive funds from truly anonymous sources; that is, no one involved in the campaign knows who donated the money. Candidates may retain anonymous contributions up to $300 or 1 percent of the total contributions received in a calendar year, whichever is greater. Campaigns may not use the anonymous contribution provision to avoid identifying contributors.
Once the candidate has received more than $30,000 in total contributions in the current calendar year, the anonymous contribution limits are calculated at 1 percent of total contributions received to date, for the remainder of that calendar year.
Excluded from calculating the 1 percent of the total aggregate contributions received in a calendar year by a candidate are the following:
If the campaign cannot identify the donor and accepting the anonymous contribution would put the candidate over the limit, the money must be forfeited to the state's general fund. Immediately send a check to PDC payable to the State Treasurer in the amount of the overage, along with an explanation of the circumstances surrounding receipt of excess anonymous funds.