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Alaska Campaign Contribution Limits

What are the contribution limits?

Printable Table (pdf)

From

To Candidate

To Group
and Non Group Entity

To Political Party

To Ballot Group

Authority AS 15.13.070 AS 15.13.070 AS 15.13.070(c) AS 15.13.065(c)

Individual
(AK resident)

$500

$500

$5,000

Unlimited

Individual
(non-resident)

$500
if the candidate has not exceeded aggregate limit below:
Municipal/House $3,000
Senate $5,000
Gov./Lt Gov. $20,000

$500
if the group has not exceeded the aggregate limit of 10% of  its total contributions

$5,000
if the party has not exceeded the aggregate limit of 10% of its total contributions

Unlimited

Corporations, Business Organizations,
Unions

Prohibited
AS 15.13.074(f)

Prohibited
AS 15.13.074(f)

Prohibited
AS 15.13.074(f)

Unlimited

 

Group
(based in Alaska)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Unlimited

Group
(based outside AK)

Prohibited

$1,000
Must first register with APOC; 90% of its contributions must be from Alaska residents, and must otherwise comply with AS 15.13. See AS 15.13.072(f).

$1,000
Must first register with APOC; 90% of its contributions must be from Alaska residents, and must otherwise comply with AS 15.13. See AS 15.13.072(f).

Unlimited

Non-group Entity

(based in Alaska)

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Unlimited

Non-group Entity

(based outside Alaska)

Prohibited

$1,000
Must first register with APOC; 90% of its contributions must be from Alaska residents, and must otherwise comply with AS 15.13. See AS 15.13.072(h).

$1,000
Must first register with APOC; 90% of its contributions must be from Alaska residents, and must otherwise comply with AS 15.13. See AS 15.13.072(h).

Unlimited

Political Party

Municipal $5,000
House $10,000
Senate $15,000
Lt.Gov./Gov.  $100,000

$1,000

 

Unlimited Unlimited
Foriegn Nationals Prohibited
Foreign national are prohibited from making expenditures or contributions in Alaska elections only to the extent prohibited or permitted by Federal law AS 15.13.068.

* Individuals, Persons, and Groups may be required to fill out Form 15-5 Statements of Contribution and/or Form 15-6 Statements of Independent Expenditure where applicable. Please see our Forms page.

Revised March 16, 2011

What about gaming proceeds?

On June 1, 2010, a new law went into effect (due to the enrollment of SB 284) that created new statutory section AS 15.13.069.  Following this change, on July 16, 2010, the Alaska Public Offices Commission approved AO 10-13-CD, which asked whether the AFL-CIO’s political action committee could legally contribute raffle or lottery proceeds to candidates.  The Commission ruled that charitable gaming permittees, under the newly adopted AS 15.13.069, are not prohibited within APOC law from using raffle or lottery proceeds to aid candidates for public office.  However all reporting requirements must still be met by the permittee making any contribution(s). Whether or not an entity in question can obtain a permit is a matter entirely within the discretion of the Department of Revenue, and the Commission expressed no opinion on that matter. The entire text of the advisory opinion is available from our website.