(1) An election communication is a communication, made in media as defined in these rules, that is made to support or oppose a candidate or ballot issue, as those terms are defined in 13-1-101, MCA.
(2) An election communication means:
(a) a paid advertisement broadcast over radio, television, cable, or satellite;
(b) paid placement of content on the internet or other electronic communication network;
(c) a paid advertisement published in a newspaper or periodical or on a billboard;
(d) a mailing; or
(e) printed materials.
(3) An election communication does not mean any communication that is excluded from the definition of the term in 13-1-101, MCA.
(4) A person who makes an election communication is subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of Title 13, chapters 35 and 37, MCA, and these rules.