Secretary of State - Contributions; Campaign Finance Statements - Amendments.


Published: 2021-10-05

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(A) The secretary of state or the board of elections shall examine all statements required to be filed under sections 3517.081 to 3517.17 of the Revised Code for compliance with sections 3517.08 to 3517.17 of the Revised Code. If during the examination conducted under division (B)(4) of section 3517.11 of the Revised Code, the statement is found to be incomplete or inaccurate, a notice shall be sent by certified mail to the committee or entity that filed the statement detailing the items that are incomplete or inaccurate. Except as otherwise provided in this rule, the recipient shall file, within twenty-one days after the receipt of the notice, an addendum, amendment or other correction to the statement providing the information necessary to complete or correct the statement. The addendum, amendment, or other correction shall be submitted to the officer with whom the original statement was filed.

(B) A committee or other entity that receives a notice as described in paragraph (A) of this rule from the secretary of state or a county board of elections may request additional time to respond to the notice. Any request for additional time must be made within twenty-one days after the receipt of the notice.

(C) The secretary of state or a county board of elections may extend the response deadline, for a reasonable period of time as determined by its discretion, for a committee or other entity who receives a notice as described in paragraph (A) of this rule, provided the committee or other entity makes a timely request for additional time pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule. The secretary of state or board of elections may extend the response deadline when the request is made after twenty-one days upon a showing in writing of reasonable exigency by the committee or other entity.

Last updated October 5, 2021 at 8:51 AM