Registering as a PIC, PAC and Corporation

Political Action Committees (20A-11-101)

Political action committee means an entity, or any group of individuals or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to: solicit or receive contributions from any other person, group, or entity for political purposes; or make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to refrain from voting or to vote for or against any candidate for a municipal or county office.

Political action committee includes groups affiliated with a registered political party but not authorized or organized by the governing board of the registered political party that receive contributions or makes expenditures for political purposes.

Registering as a Political Action Committee (20A-11-601)

Each political action committee shall file an initial statement of organization no later than seven days after receiving contributions totaling at least $750; or distributing expenditures for political purposes totaling at least $50.

A political action committee may register online by clicking here.

Political Issues Committees (Utah Code 20A-11-101)

A Political Issue Committee is an entity, or any group of individuals or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to solicit or receives donations from any other person, group, or entity or makes disbursements to assist in placing a ballot proposition on the ballot, assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot, or to advocate that a voter refrain from voting or vote for or vote against any ballot proposition; make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to sign or refuse to sign a ballot proposition or incorporation petition or refrain from voting, vote for, or vote against any proposed ballot proposition or an incorporation in an incorporation election; or make expenditures to assist in qualifying or placing a ballot proposition on the ballot or to assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot.

Registering as a Political Issues Committees (Utah Code 20A-11-801)

Each political issues committee shall file a statement of organization with the Lt. Governor's Office no later than seven days after receiving political issues contributions totaling at least $750 or disbursing political issues expenditures totaling at least $50 in any calendar year. A political issues committee may register on-line by clicking here.

Corporations (Utah Code 20A-11-101)

Corporation means a domestic or foreign, profit or nonprofit, business organization that is registered as a corporation or is authorized to do business in a state and makes any expenditure from corporate funds for the purpose of expressly advocating for political purposes; or the purpose of expressly advocating the approval or the defeat of any ballot proposition.

Corporation does not mean a business organization's political action committee or political issues committee; or a business entity organized as a partnership or a sole proprietorship.

Registering as a Corporation (Utah Code 20A-11-701)

Each corporation that has made expenditures for political purposes that total at least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office.

A corporation may file this statement by clicking here .

Labor Organizations (Utah Code 20A-11-1501)

Labor organization means a lawful organization of any kind that is composed, in whole or in part, of employees and that exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or other terms and conditions of employment. Labor organization includes an employee association and union for employees of public and private sector employers.

Registering as a Labor Organization (Utah Code 20A-11-1502)

Each labor organization that has made expenditures for political purposes or political issues expenditures on current or proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office.

A labor organization may file this statement by clicking here .

Electioneering (Utah Code 20A-11-101)

Electioneering communication means a communication that: has at least a value of $10,000; clearly identifies a candidate or judge; and is disseminated through the Internet, newspaper, magazine, outdoor advertising facility, direct mailing, broadcast, cable, or satellite provider within 45 days of the clearly identified candidate's or judge's election date.

Registering as an Electioneer (Utah Code 20A-11-901)

A person who pays for an electioneering communication shall file a report with the lieutenant governor within 24 hours of making the payment or entering into a contract to make the payment.

An electioneer may file this statement by clicking here .