Small donors will have more influence in the upcoming election in New York thanks to a ground-breaking public financing initiative.
Public Financing of Elections articles on DC
This Public Financing of Elections section has news on multiple countries that choose to use government funding to run campaigns, a practice widespread in South America and Europe. The mechanisms for this can be quite varied, ranging from direct subsidy of political parties to government matching funds for certain types of private donations (often small donations) to exemption from fees of government services (e.g. postage) and many other systems as well. Also check out our sections on American democracy or Money Politics.
Public Funding Can Dilute Big Money Influence On California Politics
Implementing a matching funds program or a democracy dollars program is estimated to increase the number of people who run for office.
Supreme Court Loosens Rules On Personal Campaign Loans
The court ruled that a federal limit on candidates using campaign donations post-elections to repay personal debts was unconstitutional.
Mark Zuckerberg Ends Election Grants
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who gave half a billion USD in 2020 to election offices will not be making any new grants this year.
How Public Campaign Financing Empowers Small Donors Nationwide
Mounting evidence…[shows] that public financing amplifies underrepresented voices and makes democracy work better for all Americans.
Campaign Finance Vouchers Help Level The Playing Field
Seattle’s novel way to level the playing field for candidates and voters called democracy vouchers could work in cities like Atlanta.
Democratic state officials call on Biden to boost election funding
Top election officials in 14 states Monday asked Biden to boost election funding, citing financial strain of Covid-19, shift to mail voting.
Seattle Voters Increasing Use of Democracy Vouchers
Two new candidates for Seattle Mayor have relied heavily on “democracy vouchers” whose use is increasing in the city’s elections.
Politicians Can Raise Unlimited Money To Repay Themselves
A D.C federal judge ruled Wednesday that federal candidates can now raise money to repay themselves after elections are over.
Democracy Vouchers Play Crucial Role In Seattle Elections
Democracy vouchers,” funded by property taxes and being used in a Seattle mayoral race for the first time, are key to the local vote.