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Statement of the Ethics Commission staff regarding recent political ads

The staff of the Ethics Commission would like to respond to concerns that some members of the public have brought to our attention. A political advertisement recently ran in a number of weekly community newspapers about the upcoming people’s veto regarding same day voter registration – Question 1. Because the Ethics Commission’s website address is listed at the bottom of the ad, some members of the public have wondered whether the Ethics Commission is responsible and paid for the ad.

The Ethics Commission is not responsible for the ad. The ad was paid for by a ballot question committee opposing the people’s veto. Click here to view the committee’s campaign finance report.

The Commission’s website address was apparently included in the ad as a source of some of the information in the ad.

The Ethics Commission does not take positions on ballot questions and does not run paid political advertisements in the media.