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.
Implementing a matching funds program or a democracy dollars program is estimated to increase the number of people who run for office.
The court ruled that a federal limit on candidates using campaign donations post-elections to repay personal debts was unconstitutional.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who gave half a billion USD in 2020 to election offices will not be making any new grants this year.
Mounting evidence…[shows] that public financing amplifies underrepresented voices and makes democracy work better for all Americans.
Seattle’s novel way to level the playing field for candidates and voters called democracy vouchers could work in cities like Atlanta.
Top election officials in 14 states Monday asked Biden to boost election funding, citing financial strain of Covid-19, shift to mail voting.
Two new candidates for Seattle Mayor have relied heavily on “democracy vouchers” whose use is increasing in the city’s elections.
A D.C federal judge ruled Wednesday that federal candidates can now raise money to repay themselves after elections are over.
Democracy vouchers,” funded by property taxes and being used in a Seattle mayoral race for the first time, are key to the local vote.