Hatch Act

Definition of "Hatch Act"
  1. A law designed to combat corrupt practices during national elections, originally sponsored by Senator Carl Hatch. It restricts political campaign activities by federal employees, prohibits voter intimidation or bribery, imposes significant restrictions on individual contributions to political campaigns, and limits campaign committee spending
How to use "Hatch Act" in a sentence
  1. The federal worker faced severe consequences for violating the Hatch Act by campaigning for a candidate during business hours.
  2. The Hatch Act was invoked when the officeholder was accused of using their position to influence votes.
  3. Senior managers reminded all federal employees about the restrictions of the Hatch Act during the election period.

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