Senate Election Law Guidebook 2010

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Senate Election Law Guidebook 2010
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Revised to January 1, 2010. Contains a compilation of Senate campaign information, including Federal and state laws governing election to the United States Senate.

The 2010 publication contains a comprehensive compilation of constitutional and Federal statutory provisions and State election laws relating to the nomination and election of candidates to the United States Senate.

This Guidebook is designed as a ready reference, providing highlights of provisions of Federal and State laws pertaining to the election of Senators, as well as explanatory legal memoranda. The detailed citations will facilitate opportunity for reference to the statutory provisions if one should require complete information on any given subject

 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Caveat ....................................................................................................................... III
Preface ...................................................................................................................... V
Key Election Dates .................................................................................................. XIII
The United States Senate ....................................................................................... 1
PART I: CONSTITUTIONAL AND FEDERAL STATUTORY PROVISIONS AND
OTHER RELATED MATERIALS REGULATING THE NOMINATIONS AND
ELECTIONS OF U.S. SENATORS
A. Federal Constitutional Provisions Relating to the Elections of Senators ........ 9
Composition of Senate ...................................................................................... 9
Vacancies ........................................................................................................... 9
Qualifications .................................................................................................... 9
Conduct of Elections ......................................................................................... 9
Dual Office Holding .......................................................................................... 9
Ban on Poll Tax ................................................................................................ 10
Eighteen-Year-Old Vote ................................................................................... 10
Pay of Senators ................................................................................................. 10
B. Selected Laws Relating to the Elections of Senators (Title 2, U.S. Code) ....... 11
2 U.S.C. § 1. Time for Election of Senators ................................................... 11
2 U.S.C. § 1a. Election To Be Certified by Governor .................................... 11
2 U.S.C. § 1b. Countersignature of Certificate of Election .......................... 11
2 U.S.C. § 7. Time of Election ........................................................................ 11
2 U.S.C. § 21. Oath of Senators ..................................................................... 11
2 U.S.C. § 22. Oath of President of Senate ................................................... 12
2 U.S.C. § 23. Presiding Officer of Senate May Administer Oaths ............. 12
2 U.S.C. § 24. Secretary of Senate or Assistant Secretary May Administer
Oaths ..................................................................................................... 12
2 U.S.C. § 33. Senators’ Salaries .................................................................... 12
2 U.S.C. § 36. Salaries of Senators ................................................................ 12
2 U.S.C. § 40. Deductions for Withdrawal .................................................... 13
2 U.S.C. § 40a. Deductions for Delinquent Indebtedness ............................ 13
2 U.S.C. § 43d. Organizational Expenses of Senator-elect ........................... 13
2 U.S.C. § 46a–1. Senate Revolving Fund for Stationery Allowances,
Availability of Unexpended Balances, Withdrawals .................................. 15
C. Campaign Financing, Reporting and Disclosure (Title 2, U.S. Code) ............ 16
2 U.S.C. § 431. Definitions ............................................................................. 16
2 U.S.C. § 432. Organization of Political Committees .................................. 24
2 U.S.C. § 433. Registration of Political Committees ................................... 27
2 U.S.C. § 434. Reporting Requirements ....................................................... 28
2 U.S.C. § 437. Reports on Convention Financing ........................................ 45
2 U.S.C. § 437c. Federal Election Commission ............................................. 45
2 U.S.C. § 437d. Powers of the Commission ................................................. 48
2 U.S.C. § 437f. Advisory Opinions ................................................................ 59
2 U.S.C. § 437g. Enforcement ......................................................................... 50
2 U.S.C. § 437h. Judicial Review ................................................................... 56
2 U.S.C. § 438. Administrative Provisions .................................................... 56
2 U.S.C. § 438a. Maintenance of Website of Election Reports .................... 59
2 U.S.C. § 439. Statements Filed With State Officers ................................. 59
2 U.S.C. § 439a. Use of Contributed Amounts for Certain Purposes .......... 60
2 U.S.C. § 439c. Authorization of Appropriations ......................................... 62
2 U.S.C. § 441a. Limitations, Contributions and Expenditures .................. 62
2 U.S.C. § 441a–1. Modification of Certain Limits for House Candidates
in Response to Personal Fund Expenditures of Opponents ...................... 71
C. Campaign Financing, Reporting and Disclosure (Title 2, U.S. Code)—
Continued
2 U.S.C. § 441b. Contributions or Expenditures by National Banks, Corporations,
or Labor Organizations ............................................................... 74
2 U.S.C. § 441c. Contributions by Government Contractors ....................... 77
2 U.S.C. § 441d. Publication and Distribution of Statements and Solicitations
................................................................................................................ 78
2 U.S.C. § 441e. Contributions and Donations by Foreign Nationals ......... 80
2 U.S.C. § 441f. Contributions in Name of Another Prohibited .................. 81
2 U.S.C. § 441g. Limitation on Contribution of Currency ............................ 81
2 U.S.C. § 441h. Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Campaign Authority ... 81
2 U.S.C. § 441i. Soft Money of Political Parties ............................................ 82
2 U.S.C. § 441k. Prohibition of Contributions by Minors ............................ 85
2 U.S.C. § 442. Authority to Procure Technical Support and Other Services
and Incur Travel Expenses, Payment of Such Expenses ................... 85
2 U.S.C. § 451. Extension of Credit by Regulated Industries; Regulations 86
2 U.S.C. § 452. Prohibition Against Use of Certain Federal Funds for
Election Activities ......................................................................................... 86
2 U.S.C. § 453. State Laws Affected .............................................................. 86
2 U.S.C. § 454. Partial Invalidity ................................................................... 87
2 U.S.C. § 455. Period of Limitations ............................................................ 87
D. Financial Disclosure Requirements of Federal Personnel (Title 5, U.S.
Code) ...................................................................................................................... 88
5 U.S.C. App. § 101. Persons Required to File .............................................. 88
5 U.S.C. App. § 102. Contents of Reports ...................................................... 91
5 U.S.C. App. § 103. Filing of Reports ........................................................... 100
5 U.S.C. App. § 104. Failure to File or Filing False Reports ....................... 103
5 U.S.C. App. § 105. Custody of and Public Access to Reports .................... 104
5 U.S.C. App. § 106. Review of Reports ......................................................... 107
5 U.S.C. App. § 107. Confidential Reports and other Additional Requirements
............................................................................................................. 108
5 U.S.C. App. § 108. Authority of Comptroller General ............................... 109
5 U.S.C. App. § 109. Definitions ..................................................................... 109
5 U.S.C. App. § 110. Notice of Actions Taken to Comply with Ethics
Agreements .................................................................................................... 113
5 U.S.C. App. § 111. Administration of Provisions ....................................... 113
E. Political Activities: Federal Employees (Title 5, U.S. Code) ............................ 115
5 U.S.C. § 7321. Political Participation ......................................................... 115
5 U.S.C. § 7322. Definitions ........................................................................... 115
5 U.S.C. § 7323. Political Activity Authorized; Prohibitions ........................ 116
5 U.S.C. § 7324. Political Activities on Duty; Prohibition ............................ 117
5 U.S.C. § 7325. Political Activity Permitted; Employees Residing in Certain
Municipalities ........................................................................................ 118
5 U.S.C. § 7326. Penalties .............................................................................. 118
5 U.S.C. § 7351. Gifts to Superiors ................................................................ 119
5 U.S.C. § 7353. Gifts to Federal Employees ................................................ 119
F. Political Activities: State and Local Employees (Title 5, U.S. Code) ............... 121
5 U.S.C. § 1501. Definitions ........................................................................... 121
5 U.S.C. § 1502. Influencing Elections; Taking Part in Political Campaigns;
Prohibitions; Exceptions .................................................................. 121
5 U.S.C. § 1503. Nonpartisan Candidacies Permitted .................................. 122
5 U.S.C. § 1504. Investigations; Notice of Hearing ...................................... 122
5 U.S.C. § 1505. Hearings; Adjudications; Notice of Determinations ......... 122
5 U.S.C. § 1506. Orders; Withholding Loans or Grants; Limitations ......... 123
5 U.S.C. § 1507. Subpenas and Depositions .................................................. 123
5 U.S.C. § 1508. Judicial Review ................................................................... 124
G. Limitations on Outside Employment and Elimination of Honoraria (Title
5, U.S. Code) ......................................................................................................... 126
5 U.S.C. App. § 501. Outside Earned Income Limitation ............................ 126
5 U.S.C. App. § 502. Limitations on Outside Employment .......................... 127
5 U.S.C. App. § 503. Administration ............................................................. 128
5 U.S.C. App. § 504. Civil Penalties .............................................................. 128
5 U.S.C. App. § 505. Definitions ..................................................................... 128
H. Criminal Code Provisions (Title 18, U.S. Code) ............................................... 130
18 U.S.C. § 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses ........................... 130
18 U.S.C. § 202. Definitions ........................................................................... 132
H. Criminal Code Provisions (Title 18, U.S. Code)—Continued
18 U.S.C. § 203. Compensation to Members of Congress, Officers, and
Others in Matters Affecting the Government ............................................. 134
18 U.S.C. § 210. Offer to Procure Appointive Public Office ......................... 135
18 U.S.C. § 211. Acceptance or Solicitation to Obtain Appointive Public
Office .............................................................................................................. 136
18 U.S.C. § 216. Penalties and injunctions ................................................... 136
18 U.S.C. § 219. Officers and employees acting as agents of foreign principals
.............................................................................................................. 137
18 U.S.C. § 227. Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s employment
decisions by a Member of Congress ............................................................. 137
18 U.S.C. § 592. Troops at Polls ..................................................................... 138
18 U.S.C. § 593. Interference by Armed Forces ............................................ 138
18 U.S.C. § 594. Intimidation of Voters ......................................................... 138
18 U.S.C. § 595. Interference by Administrative Employees ....................... 139
18 U.S.C. § 596. Polling Armed Forces .......................................................... 139
18 U.S.C. § 597. Expenditures to Influence Voting ...................................... 140
18 U.S.C. § 598. Coercion by Appropriations ................................................ 140
18 U.S.C. § 599. Promise of Appointment by Candidate .............................. 140
18 U.S.C. § 600. Promise of Employment or Other Benefit ......................... 140
18 U.S.C. § 601. Deprivation of Employment or Other Benefit ................... 141
18 U.S.C. § 602. Solicitation of Political Contributions ................................ 142
18 U.S.C. § 603. Making Political Contributions .......................................... 142
18 U.S.C. § 604. Solicitation From Persons on Relief .................................. 143
18 U.S.C. § 605. Disclosure of Names of Persons on Relief ......................... 143
18 U.S.C. § 606. Intimidation to Secure Political Contributions ................. 143
18 U.S.C. § 607. Place of Solicitation ............................................................. 143
18 U.S.C. § 608. Absent Uniformed Services Voters and Overseas Voters 144
18 U.S.C. § 609. Use of Military Authority to Influence Vote of Member
of Armed Forces ............................................................................................ 144
18 U.S.C. § 610. Coercion of Political Activity ................................................ 145
18 U.S.C. § 611. Voting by Aliens .................................................................... 145
I. Use of Franked Mail (Title 39, U.S. Code) ......................................................... 146
39 U.S.C. § 3201. Definitions ......................................................................... 146
39 U.S.C. § 3210. Franked Mail Transmitted by the Vice President,
Members of Congress, and Congressional Officials ................................... 146
39 U.S.C. § 3211. Public Documents .............................................................. 151
39 U.S.C. § 3212. Congressional Record Under Frank of Members of Congress
............................................................................................................... 152
39 U.S.C. § 3213. Seeds and Reports From Department of Agriculture ..... 152
39 U.S.C. § 3215. Lending or Permitting Use of Frank Unlawful .............. 152
39 U.S.C. § 3216. Reimbursement for Franked Mailings ............................ 152
39 U.S.C. § 3218. Franked Mail for Survivors of Members of Congress .... 154
39 U.S.C. § 3219. Mailgrams ......................................................................... 154
39 U.S.C. § 3220. Use of Official Mail in the Location and Recovery of
Missing Children ........................................................................................... 154
2 U.S.C. § 502. Select Committee on Standards and Conduct of the Senate
................................................................................................................... 155
Regulations Governing Official Mail (Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration) ............................................................................................. 157
J. Communications Media (Title 47, U.S. Code) ................................................... 170
47 U.S.C. § 312. Administrative Sanctions ................................................... 170
47 U.S.C. § 315. Candidates for Public Office ............................................... 170
K. Uniformed and Overseas Voting (Title 42, U.S. Code) ..................................... 174
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff. Federal Responsibilities ................................................ 174
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–1. State Responsibilities ................................................ 175
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–2. Federal write-in absentee ballot in general elections
for Federal office for absent uniformed services voters and overseas
voters ..................................................................................................... 181
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–2a. Procedures for collection and delivery of marked
absentee ballots of absent overseas uniformed services voters ................. 183
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–2b. Federal Voting Assistance Program improvements
............................................................................................................. 184
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–3. Prohibition of refusal of applications on grounds
of early submission ....................................................................................... 185
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–4. Enforcement ............................................................... 185
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–4a. Reporting Requirements .......................................... 186
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–5. Effect on certain other laws ...................................... 187
K. Uniformed and Overseas Voting (Title 42, U.S. Code)—Continued
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–6. Definitions .................................................................. 187
42 U.S.C. § 1973ff–7. Technology Pilot Program ......................................... 188
PART II. PERTINENT STANDING RULES OF THE SENATE RELATING TO
THE ELECTION OF SENATORS
A. Rule II, Presentation of Credentials and Questions of Privilege .................. 193
B. Rule III, Oaths .................................................................................................. 194
C. Rule XXXIV, Public Financial Disclosure ....................................................... 195
D. Rule XXXV, Gifts .............................................................................................. 196
E. Rule XXXVI, Outside Earned Income ............................................................. 205
F. Rule XXXVII, Conflict of Interest ................................................................... 205
G. Rule XXXVIII, Prohibition of Unofficial Office Accounts .............................. 210
H. Rule XXXIX, Foreign Travel ............................................................................ 210
I. Rule XL, Franking Privilege and Radio and Television Studios .................. 211
J. Rule XLI, Political Fund Activity; Definitions ............................................... 212
K. Rule XLIII, Representation by Members ........................................................ 214
L. Standing Order of the Senate, Section 103, Tape Duplication of Senate
Proceedings .................................................................................................... 214
PART III. STATE ELECTION LAWS RELATING TO CANDIDATES FOR THE
U.S. SENATE
Alabama .................................................................................................................... 219
Alaska ....................................................................................................................... 220
Arizona ..................................................................................................................... 221
Arkansas ................................................................................................................... 223
California .................................................................................................................. 225
Colorado .................................................................................................................... 227
Connecticut ............................................................................................................... 229
Delaware ................................................................................................................... 230
Florida ...................................................................................................................... 231
Georgia ..................................................................................................................... 232
Hawaii ...................................................................................................................... 235
Idaho ......................................................................................................................... 236
Illinois ....................................................................................................................... 237
Indiana ..................................................................................................................... 238
Iowa .......................................................................................................................... 239
Kansas ...................................................................................................................... 241
Kentucky .................................................................................................................. 242
Louisiana .................................................................................................................. 244
Maine ........................................................................................................................ 246
Maryland .................................................................................................................. 247
Massachusetts .......................................................................................................... 248
Michigan ................................................................................................................... 250
Minnesota ................................................................................................................. 251
Mississippi ................................................................................................................ 253
Missouri .................................................................................................................... 254
Montana .................................................................................................................... 255
Nebraska .................................................................................................................. 256
Nevada ...................................................................................................................... 258
New Hampshire ....................................................................................................... 259
New Jersey ............................................................................................................... 260
New Mexico .............................................................................................................. 261
New York .................................................................................................................. 263
North Carolina ......................................................................................................... 265
North Dakota ........................................................................................................... 266
Ohio ........................................................................................................................... 267
Oklahoma ................................................................................................................. 268
Oregon ...................................................................................................................... 270
Pennsylvania ............................................................................................................ 272
Rhode Island ............................................................................................................ 273
South Carolina ......................................................................................................... 274
South Dakota ........................................................................................................... 276
Tennessee ................................................................................................................. 277
Texas ......................................................................................................................... 278
Utah .......................................................................................................................... 280
Vermont .................................................................................................................... 280
Virginia ..................................................................................................................... 282
Washington .............................................................................................................. 283
West Virginia ........................................................................................................... 285
Wisconsin .................................................................................................................. 286
Wyoming ................................................................................................................... 288
PART IV. CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES BY CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEES
A. General Campaign Activities ............................................................................ 293
1. Campaigning and Official Duties ............................................................... 294
2. False Claims, Fraud and Theft: Federal Criminal Law ........................... 301
3. Running for Elective Office ......................................................................... 305
B. Campaign Funds and Finances ........................................................................ 307
1. Political Contributions ................................................................................ 307
2. Fundraising Dinners and Testimonials ..................................................... 311
3. Campaign Fund Activity by Senate Employees ........................................ 312
4. Campaign Activity in a Federal Building .................................................. 314
C. Quick Reference List of Specific Campaign Prohibitions ................................ 317
1. General ......................................................................................................... 317
2. Soliciting or Receiving Campaign Contributions ...................................... 317
3. Making Political Contributions .................................................................. 318
PART V. QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR ELIGIBILITY
FOR OFFICE
A. Introduction and Background .......................................................................... 321
B. State Residency Requirements ........................................................................ 323
C. Definition of Inhabitancy ................................................................................. 324
D. Holding Public Office and Eligibility for Congressional Office ..................... 326
E. Subversive Activities and Eligibility for Congress ........................................ 327
F. Felony Conviction and Eligibility for Congress .............................................. 328
G. Eligibility of Congressional Candidates After Defeat in Primary Election 328
H. State Requirements for Obtaining Ballot Access ........................................... 329
I. The Issue of Term Limitations of Members of Congress .............................. 331
PART VI. DISQUALIFICATION, DEATH, OR INELIGIBILITY OF THE
WINNER OF A CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION
A. Introduction and Background .......................................................................... 337
B. Issues Raised Concerning Deceased Candidate on Ballot ............................. 339
C. State Authority Over Election Procedures, Administration ......................... 340
D. Senate and House Decisions on ‘‘Qualifications’’ ........................................... 344
E. Judging Elections in Congress and the ‘‘American Rule’’ ............................. 346
F. Seventeenth Amendment ................................................................................. 350

Audience

This publication will benefit senatorial candidates, the Committee on Rules and Administration, and members of the publish who wish to know more about Senate election law.  In addition, attorneys, law students, and law librarians might be interested in this publication.

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