1. Deposit of Monetary Contributions. Each candidate:
a. Shall deposit a monetary contribution in a separate campaign account in a financial institution; and
b. May not deposit or mingle any monetary contributions received into a personal or business account.
2. Anonymous Contributions. Within thirty (30) days of receiving a contribution that exceeds the anonymous contributions limit, a candidate shall disburse the amount of the anonymous contribution to either:
a. The Utah State Treasurer for deposit into the state’s general fund;
b. The Lindon City clerk for deposit into the city’s general fund; or
c. An organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.
3. In a year in which a municipal primary is held, each candidate who will participate in the municipal primary shall file a campaign finance statement with the municipal clerk or recorder no later than seven (7) days before the primary election.
4. Each candidate for municipal office who is not eliminated at a municipal primary election shall file with the city recorder a campaign finance statement as described in this chapter:
a. No later than seven (7) days before the date of the municipal general election; and
b. No later than thirty (30) days after the date of the municipal general election.
5. Each candidate for municipal office who is eliminated at a municipal primary election shall file with the city recorder a campaign finance statement as described in this chapter no later than thirty (30) days after the date of the municipal primary election.
6. The campaign finance statement for each candidate who receives more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) in campaign contributions or spends more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) on the candidate’s campaign shall:
a. Report all of the candidate’s itemized and total campaign contributions, including contributions given to the candidate or an agent of the candidate, which were received before the close of the reporting date;
b. Itemize each individual contribution amount, regardless of whether the contribution exceeds the reporting limit;
c. For each contribution which exceeds the reporting limit, identify the name of the donor;
d. Report all of the candidate’s campaign expenditures made through the close of the reporting date; and
e. Identify for each campaign expenditure the amount of the expenditure and the name of the recipient of the expenditure.
7. The campaign finance statements for each candidate who receives five hundred dollars ($500.00) or less in campaign contributions and spends less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) on the candidate’s campaign expenditures shall report the total amount of all campaign contributions and expenditures.
8. Campaign finance statements, which are required to be filed seven (7) days before the municipal primary and the general elections, shall include all contributions received and all expenditures made up to and including five (5) days before the campaign finance statement is due.
9. The city recorder shall, at the time a candidate for municipal office files a declaration of candidacy, and again fourteen (14) days before each municipal general election, notify the candidate in writing of:
a. The provisions of this chapter;
b. The dates when the candidate’s campaign finance statement is required to be filed; and
c. The penalties that apply for failure to file a timely campaign finance statement, including the statutory provision that requires removal of the candidate’s name from the ballot for failure to file the required campaign finance statement when required.
10. The city recorder shall make each campaign finance statement filed by a candidate available for public inspection and copying no later than one (1) business day after the statement is filed.
11. If a candidate fails to file a campaign finance statement before the municipal general election by the deadline specified herein, the city recorder shall inform the appropriate election official who shall, if practicable:
a. Remove the candidate’s name from the ballot by blacking out the candidate’s name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
b. If removing the candidate’s name from the ballot is not practicable, inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes cast for the candidate will not be counted.
12. Election officials may not count any votes for a candidate who has been disqualified for failure to comply with this section.
13. A candidate who files a campaign finance statement seven (7) days before a municipal general election is not disqualified if the statement details accurately and completely the information required herein, except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies and the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in the next scheduled report.
14. A campaign finance statement required under this section is considered filed if it is received in the city recorder’s office by 5:00 p.m. on the date that it is due.
15. If the municipal clerk or recorder fails to notify the candidate of the provisions of this chapter as required herein, a candidate for municipal office shall not be subject to the provisions of this section, but shall be subject to the campaign finance disclosure requirements as contained in § 10-3-208, Utah Code (1953, as amended).
16. In addition to the other penalties established herein, any candidate who fails to comply with the requirements of this section is guilty of an infraction. (Ord. 2017-7 §1, renumbered, 2017; Ord. 2007-7, amended, 2007; Ord. 2001-7, amended, 2001. Formerly 2.44.130)