(1) An election communication is a communication, made in media as defined in these rules, that is made to support or oppose a candidate or ballot issue, as those terms are defined in 13-1-101, MCA.

(2) An election communication means:

(a) a paid advertisement broadcast over radio, television, cable, or satellite;

(b) paid placement of content on the internet or other electronic communication network;

(c) a paid advertisement published in a newspaper or periodical or on a billboard;

(d) a mailing; or

(e) printed materials.

(3) An election communication does not mean any communication that is excluded from the definition of the term in 13-1-101, MCA.

(4) A person who makes an election communication is subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of Title 13, chapters 35 and 37, MCA, and these rules. 

History: 13-37-114, MCA; IMP, 13-1-101, 13-37-225, 13-37-226, 13-37-229, 13-37-232, MCA; NEW, 2016 MAR p. 28, Eff. 1/9/16.