BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Some North Dakota political candidates are finding out that it's expensive to be late with campaign finance disclosure reports.
Secretary of State Al Jaeger sent letters to more than a dozen candidates and party district chairmen. They hadn't filed their reports yet, even though they were due Jan. 31. Each of them owes $100.
Three others have filed reports, but the information didn't match up with earlier filings. Jaeger says those people could owe a $200 fee if they don't reconcile their paperwork soon.
The disclosure reports outline campaign contributions for 2010. More than 450 reports were due in January.
Jaeger says the candidates got repeated reminders about the filing deadline. He says his office doesn't like to collect penalties, but the reports were almost two months late.