What is a PAC?

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Although not specifically defined in the NYS Election Law, a PAC is considered to be any political committee that supports candidates or other political committees by making contributions only (PACs do not make direct expenditures on behalf of candidates).

Note: PACs do not file the Committee Authorization Status form (CF-03). A CF-03 is only required to be filed by political committees that make direct expenditures, other than by contributions, in support of or opposition to candidates and other political committees. PACs may make contributions to candidates and political committees but may not make direct expenditures on their behalf.

More information available on the NYS Board of Elections website