STF prohibits' kitties’ virtual campaigns for municipal elections 2016Individuals who wish to financially help a candidate must make the donation through the official candidate campaign channel.
Candidates contesting municipal elections 2016 can not use applications or crowdfunding sites to do “kitties” virtual, the so-called crowdfunding, in order to raise funds for their election campaigns.
The Superior Electoral Court ruled on Friday (1º) not analyze a query submitted by Mr Alessandro Molon (Network RJ) and Daniel Rabbit (PSDB-PE) last week. They made nine questions on the subject of the Court, on how donations could be made and recorded and even if they could begin before the election period.
currently, individuals who wish to financially help a candidate must make the donation through the official candidate campaign channel, party or coalition. Last year, the Supreme Court banned corporate donations to election campaigns.
The rapporteur of the case, Minister Maria Thereza de Assis Moura, It claimed that the creation of applications or storage platforms is not provided for in legislation and voted for the Court not this knowledge to consultation, that is, for ministers not analyze the case.
In brief discussion, Minister Henrique Neves da Silva agreed with colleague and suggested that Congress set new rules for collection of individuals. The other ministers followed the understanding and unanimously decided not to proceed with the examination of the case.