(a) The rules shall be liberally construed to promote meaningful disclosure of the financial aspects of the campaign process, including the source of contributions and the manner of expenditures, .in order to promote public participation and confidence in the electoral process.

(b) Rule 1 sets forth general provisions applicable to the campaign spending commission and should be read in conjunction with special rules governing the particular proceeding described in the caption of the special rule. In any conflict between a provision in Rule 1 and a special rule, the special rule shall govern.

History: Rule 1-85, eff 2 May 85, § 1.2.