§91.321

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§ 91.321 Carriage of candidates in elections.

(a) As an aircraft operator, you may receive payment for carrying a candidate, agent of a candidate, or person traveling on behalf of a candidate, running for Federal, State, or local election, without having to comply with the rules in parts 121, 125 or 135 of this chapter, under the following conditions:

(1) Your primary business is not as an air carrier or commercial operator;
(2) You carry the candidate, agent, or person traveling on behalf of a candidate, under the rules of part 91; and
(3) By Federal, state or local law, you are required to receive payment for carrying the candidate, agent, or person traveling on behalf of a candidate. For federal elections, the payment may not exceed the amount required by the Federal Election Commission. For a state or local election, the payment may not exceed the amount required under the applicable state or local law.

(b) For the purposes of this section, for Federal elections, the terms candidate and election have the same meaning as set forth in the regulations of the Federal Election Commission. For State or local elections, the terms candidate and election have the same meaning as provided by the applicable State or local law and those terms relate to candidates for election to public office in State and local government elections.

Part §91 Subpart D — Flight Rules
§91.303 Aerobatic flight • §91.305 Flight test areas • §91.307 Parachuting • §91.309 Gliders Towing • §91.311 Other Towing • §91.313 Restricted category • §91.315 Limited category • §91.317 Provisionally certificated aircraft • §91.319 Experimental certificates • §91.321 Carriage of candidates • §91.323 Certificated weights in Alaska • §91.325 Primary category • §91.327 Light-sport category