Current as of: 2010
(a) In this article the following words have the meanings indicated unless a different meaning is clearly intended from the context.
(b) "Absentee ballot" means a ballot not used in a polling place.
(c) "Authorized candidate campaign committee" means a political committee established under Title 13 of this article and authorized by a candidate to promote the candidate’s candidacy.
(d) (1) "Ballot" or "official ballot" includes:
(i) an absentee ballot;
(ii) a provisional ballot;
(iii) a document ballot; or
(iv) a voting machine ballot.
(2) "Ballot" or "official ballot" does not include:
(i) a sample ballot; or
(ii) a specimen ballot.
(e) "Ballot face" means a single side of a sheet on which are printed some or all of the contests to be voted on by a voter.
(f) "Ballot issue committee" means a political committee that is formed to promote the success or defeat of a question to be submitted to a vote at an election.
(g) "Ballot style" means a unique aggregation of contests that make up the ballot for a particular group of voters identified by common characteristics of residence location, party affiliation, or both.
(h) "Campaign finance entity" means a political committee established under Title 13 of this article.
(i) "Campaign finance report" means a report, statement, affidavit, or other document that is:
(1) authorized or required under this article;
(2) related to the campaign finance activities of a campaign finance entity or to expenses associated with a legislative newsletter; and
(3) filed or submitted on a form prescribed by the State Board under this article.
(j) "Campaign manager" means a person designated by a candidate, or the candidate’s representative, to exercise general overall responsibility for the conduct of the candidate’s political campaign.
(k) (1) "Campaign material" means any material that:
(i) contains text, graphics, or other images;
(ii) relates to a candidate, a prospective candidate, or the approval or rejection of a question; and
(iii) is published or distributed.
(2) "Campaign material" includes:
(i) material transmitted by or appearing on the Internet or other electronic medium; and
(ii) an oral commercial campaign advertisement.
(l) (1) "Candidate" means an individual who files a certificate of candidacy for a public or party office.
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