If the campaign material is produced by a campaign finance entity, the authority line must contain:
- The name of the treasurer; and
- The name of the campaign finance entity.
- Example of authority line for a committee
- John Jones, Treasurer
Committee for James Smith
- Example of authority line for a Personal Treasurer
- Edith Williams, Treasurer
Edward Brown, Candidate
If the material is too small to permit the inclusion of all required information in a legible manner, the material need only contain the name and title of the treasure.
Example: John Jones, Treas.
The Office of the Attorney General has taken a very strict approach to what constitutes material too small to permit inclusion of the complete authority line. Accordingly, every effort should be made to include the entire authority line.
Seemingly every other candidate for office on both sides of the political spectrum, from candidates for Register of Wills all the way up to the candidates for Governor, have abided by this law. Why can't Leopold and Nourse do so?