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97ELC-04

TO:    Janice O'Malley
          Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

You have requested an advisory opinion on the following question:

What recourse does the Board of Elections have when an open campaign committee, established by the candidate, fails to file the reports required by R.C. 53517.10 when the candidate, who is also the treasurer, dies?

SYLLABUS The Board of Elections, or the Secretary of State as appropriate, should submit a complaint to the Commission alleging a failure to file the campaign finance report for a final determination by the Commission, when an open campaign committee, established by the candidate, fails to file the reports required by R.C. 3517.10 when the candidate, who is also the treasurer, dies.