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R2-20-702. Use of Campaign Funds
A. A participating candidate shall use funds in the candidate’s current campaign account to pay for goods and services for direct campaign purposes only. Funds shall be disbursed and reported in accordance with A.R.S. § 16-948(C).
B. A participating candidate may:
1. Make a payment from the candidate’s campaign bank account:
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2. Only make an advanced payment to a political party for services such as consulting, communications,
field employees, canvassers, mailers, auto-dialers, telephone town halls, electronic communications and
other advertising purchases and other campaign services if an itemized invoice identifying the value of
the service is provided directly to the participating candidate at the time of the advanced payment.
a. Payment in the absence of an itemized invoice or advanced payment for such services shall be deemed a contribution to the political party.
b. Payment may be advanced for postage upon the receipt of a written estimate and so long as any balance is returned to the candidate if the advance exceeds the actual cost of the postage.
c. Payment may be advanced for advertising that customarily requires prepayment upon the receipt of a written estimate and so long as any balance is returned to the candidate if the advance exceeds the actual cost of the advertisement.
d. A political party may not mark up or add any additional charge to the value of services provided to the particular candidate. All expenditures must be for the services used by the particular participating candidate.
e. The Commission shall be included in the mail batch for all mailers and invitations. The Commission shall also be provided with documentation from the mail house, printer or other original source showing the number of mailers printed and the number of households to which a mailer was sent. Failure to provide this information within 7 days after a mailer has been mailed may be considered as evidence the mailer was not for direct campaign purposes.