A political committee selects its own name under the following conditions:

  • A sponsored committee must include its sponsor’s name in the committee’s name.  A committee with multiple sponsors may include all – but must include at least one – sponsor’s name in the committee’s name.  The PDC does not dictate how the sponsor’s name will be incorporated into the committee’s name.
  • A political committee shall include a known sponsor in its name when registering.  The committee must amend its registration 60 days before an election in which it participates if the sponsor has changed.  See the following section – Registering as a Political Committee – for more information.
  • No two committees may have the same name.  PDC staff will notify any committee that registers under a name already in use and instruct the committee to choose a different name.
  • Do not abbreviate or use acronyms in the committee’s name when registering with the PDC.  The registration form has a designated field/box which the committee may use to register an acronym.