Contributors in Officeholder's Employ - Form 31-G
All employees in any unit or department under the candidate's direct supervision and control that donate to that candidate must be listed on this form. The form contains a place for the treasurer or deputy treasurer to sign indicating that each contribution was voluntary. As a general rule, this need to separately list employees refers only to employees over whom the officeholder has exclusive rights to appoint and terminate [R.C. 3517.10(C), 75 OAG 017].
No statewide or legislative elected officers, statewide or legislative candidates, their campaign committees, or any other person or entity shall knowingly solicit or accept a contribution on behalf of that candidate or that candidate's campaign committee from employees whose appointing authority is or would be that statewide or legislative official or who are or would be employed by the same public agency, department, division or office as the statewide or legislative official [R.C. 3517.092(B), (C)].
No county elected officers and candidates, their campaign committees or any other person or entity, shall knowingly solicit such contributions. Voluntary contributions may be accepted [R.C. 3517.092].
Public employees may not be solicited for contributions while performing their official duties or while they are in those areas of a public building where official business is transacted or conducted. The term “public employee” does not include any person holding an elective office [R.C. 3517.092(F)].
Some county boards of election will accept computer printouts of employees from the county auditor's office to fulfill the needs of this form if a statement signed by the treasurer is attached attesting to the voluntary nature of each contributor. The treasurer should first check with the county board of elections to determine if this is acceptable.
The Date block should be completed with six digits. For example, March 9, 2001, would appear as 03 09 01.
The State block should be completed with the U.S. Post Office's standard two-letter abbreviation. For example, Ohio would appear as OH.
The total on these pages is transferred to a Statement of Contributions for a Social or Fund-Raising Event if received in connection with an event. Otherwise, it is transferred to a regular Statement of Contributions Received.