12-27-47 Affidavit alleging violation of campaign finance requirements--Contested case--Referral fo...
Affidavit alleging violation of campaign finance requirements--Contested case--Referral for investigation.
Any person may file with the secretary of state a sworn affidavit alleging
a violation of the campaign finance requirements under this chapter. A sworn affidavit alleging any
misconduct, breach of statutory duty, or malfeasance shall be signed and sworn to by the affiant,
fully state any fact on which the affiant relied and identify any source of factual information. If the
sworn affidavit has sufficiently substantiated facts that lead the secretary of state to believe there is
probable cause that a requirement under this chapter has been violated, the secretary of state may
commence the contested case procedure pursuant to chapter 1-26 to remedy the violation or impose
a civil penalty. The secretary of state may refer the complaint to the Division of Criminal
Investigation for an investigation pursuant to chapter 23-3 and shall notify the subject of the affidavit
of the referral by certified mail.