A change in Arizona law is allowing political candidates to collect significantly larger donations.
With Election Day still months away, people may not currently think about the voting process, yet. However, candidates are on the campaign trail collection these donations.
The new limits allow the state Legislature to collect $2,000 from an individual donor for both the primary and the general election. That means a person can now give a candidate a total of $4,000.
Two years ago, when state lawmakers were last up for re-election, the maximum amount an individual could give to a candidate was a total of $440 combined.
The law was approved by Gov. Jan Brewer last year, and did not go into effect until recently, when the Arizona Supreme Court approved the changes.
To help candidates understand and abide by the new law, the secretary of state's office is holding a series of workshops across Arizona.