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Can I fund my own referendum/election campaign?

  • 28-02-2018 3:04pm
    Registered Users Posts: 25 BattleHardened

    If an individual sets up their own referendum/election campaign, they must register with SIPO (Standards in Public Office Commission) if they are to receive any donation larger than €100. Registering is alot of unnecessary hassle though.

    But what if I have €5000 of my own cash? Can I fund my campaign using my own €5000 putting up posters etc. without registering with SIPO? Or does me providing €5000 to my own referendum/election campaign count as me donating to myself? In which case i'd have to register with SIPO.

    I would have thought that i should be able to fund myself without it counting as a "donation", but i'm not sure.