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2010 Electioneering Communications Periods

Electioneering communications are television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed to the relevant electorate within 60 days prior to a general election (including a special general) or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special primary). See 11 CFR 100.29. Individuals and other persons who make electioneering communications that aggregate in excess of $10,000 in the calendar year must file disclosure statements with the Commission within 24 hours of distribution to the public. See 11 CFR 104.20.

The charts below provide a state-by-state breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for Congressional primaries, the general election and special elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use FEC Form 9.)

A chronological listing of electioneering communications dates is available on the FEC Calendar.

Alabama - Connecticut
Delaware - Iowa
Kansas - Minnesota
Mississippi - North Carolina

North Dakota - South Carolina
South Dakota - Utah
Vermont - Wyoming

EC Periods for Congressional Primaries1

State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* Alabama Primary

06/01/10

05/02/10 - 06/01/10

Primary Runoff

07/13/10

06/13/10 - 07/13/10
* Alaska Primary

08/24/10

07/25/10 - 08/24/10
American Samoa General

11/02/10

09/03/10 - 11/02/10
* Arizona Primary

08/24/10

07/25/10 - 08/24/10
* Arkansas Primary

05/18/10

04/18/10 - 05/18/10

Primary Runoff

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
*California Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
* Colorado Primary

08/10/10

07/11/10 - 08/10/10
Connecticut Primary

08/10/102

07/11/10 - 08/10/10
Connecticut Convention -- Democratic Party (House)

05/10/10 2

04/10/10 - 05/10/10
Connecticut Convention -- Democratic Party (Senate)

05/21/10 2

04/21/10 - 05/21/10
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party (House/Senate)

05/21/10 2

04/21/10 - 05/21/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* Delaware Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
District of Columbia Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
* Florida Primary

08/24/10

07/25/10 - 08/24/10
* Georgia Primary

07/20/10

06/20/10 - 07/20/10

Primary Runoff

08/10/10

07/11/10 - 08/10/10

General Runoff
(NOT HELD)

11/30/10

10/01/10 - 11/30/10
Guam Primary

09/04/10

08/05/10 - 09/04/10

General Runoff
(NOT HELD)

11/16/10

09/17/10 - 11/16/10
* Hawaii Primary

09/18/10

08/19/10 - 09/18/10
* Idaho Primary

05/25/10

04/25/10 - 05/25/10
* Illinois Primary

02/02/10

01/03/10 - 02/02/10
* Indiana Primary

05/04/10 2

04/04/10 - 05/04/10
* Indiana Convention -- Democratic Party (Senate)

05/15/10 2

04/15/10 - 05/15/10
* Indiana Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/24/10 2

03/25/10 - 04/24/10
* Iowa Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* Kansas Primary

08/03/10 2

07/04/10 - 08/03/10
Kansas Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/24/10 2

03/25/10 - 04/24/10
Kansas Convention -- Reform Party

05/29/10 2

04/29/10 - 05/29/10
* Kentucky Primary

05/18/10

04/18/10 - 05/18/10
* Louisiana Primary

08/28/10

07/29/10 - 08/28/10

Primary Runoff

10/02/10

09/02/10 - 10/02/10
Maine Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
* Maryland Primary

09/14/10 2

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
* Maryland Convention -- Constitution Party

07/17/10 2

06/17/10 - 07/17/10
* Maryland Convention -- Green Party
05/22/10 2
04/22/10 - 05/22/10
Massachusetts Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
Michigan Primary

08/03/10 2

07/04/10 - 08/03/10
Michigan Convention -- Green Party

08/01/10 2

07/02/10 - 08/01/10
Michigan Convention -- Libertarian Party
05/22/10 2
04/22/10 - 05/22/10
Michigan Convention -- U.S. Taxpayers Party

06/26/10 2

05/27/10 - 06/26/10
Minnesota Primary

08/10/10

07/11/10 - 08/10/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
Mississippi Primary

06/01/10

05/02/10 - 06/01/10

Primary Runoff

06/22/10

05/23/10 - 06/22/10
* Missouri Primary

08/08/06

07/09/06 - 08/08/06
Montana Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
Nebraska Primary

05/11/10

04/11/10 - 05/11/10
* Nevada Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
* New Hampshire Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
New Jersey Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
New Mexico Primary

06/01/10

05/02/10 - 06/01/10
* New York Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
* North Carolina Primary

05/04/10

04/04/10 - 05/04/10

Primary Runoff

06/22/10

05/23/10 - 06/22/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* North Dakota Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
Northern Mariana Islands General
11/02/10
09/03/10 - 11/02/10
* Ohio Primary

05/04/10

04/04/10 - 05/04/10
* Oklahoma Primary

07/27/10

06/27/10 - 07/27/10

Primary Runoff

08/24/10

07/25/10 - 08/24/10
* Oregon Primary

05/18/10 2

04/18/10 - 05/18/10
* Oregon Convention -- Constitution Party

06/26/10 2

05/27/10 - 06/26/10
* Oregon Convention -- Independent Party

07/30/10 2

06/30/10 - 07/30/10
* Oregon Convention -- Libertarian Party

06/12/10 2

05/13/10 - 06/12/10
* Oregon Convention -- Pacific Green Party

01/16/10 2

12/17/09 - 01/16/10
* Pennsylvania Primary

05/18/10

04/18/10 - 05/18/10
Puerto Rico Primary

(no federal elections held in 2010)

Rhode Island Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
* South Carolina Primary

06/08/10 2

05/09/10 - 06/08/10

Primary Runoff

06/22/10

05/23/10 - 06/22/10
* South Carolina Convention -- Constitution Party

05/15/10 2

04/15/10 - 05/15/10
* South Carolina Convention -- Independence Party

05/15/10 2

04/15/10 - 05/15/10
* South Carolina Convention -- Green Party

05/01/10 2

04/01/10 - 05/01/10
* South Carolina Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/17/10 2

03/18/10 - 04/17/10
* South Carolina Convention -- United Citizens Party
03/20/10 2
02/18/10 - 03/20/10
* South Carolina Convention -- Working Families Party

05/15/10 2

04/15/10 - 05/15/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* South Dakota Primary

06/08/10

05/09/10 - 06/08/10

Primary Runoff

06/29/10

05/30/10 - 06/29/10
Tennessee Primary

08/05/10

07/06/10 - 08/05/10
Texas Primary

03/02/10 2

01/31/10 - 03/02/10

Primary Runoff

04/13/10

03/14/10 - 04/13/10
Texas House -- Minor Party Convention
[Dist. #s 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30, 32]
03/13/10 2
02/11/10 - 03/13/10
Texas House -- Minor Party Convention
[Dist. #s 1-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31]
03/20/10 2
02/18/10 - 03/20/10
* Utah Primary

06/22/10 2

05/23/10 - 06/22/10
* Utah Convention -- Constitution Party

05/08/10 2

04/08/10 - 05/08/10
* Utah Convention -- Democratic Party

05/08/10 2

04/08/10 - 05/08/10
* Utah Convention -- Libertarian Party

05/15/10 2

04/15/10 - 05/15/10
* Utah Convention -- Republican Party

05/08/10 2

04/08/10 - 05/08/10
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
* Vermont Primary

08/24/10

07/25/10 - 08/24/10
Virgin Islands Primary

09/11/10

08/12/10 - 09/11/10

General Runoff
(NOT HELD)

11/16/10

09/17/10 - 11/16/10
Virginia Primary

06/08/10 2

05/09/10 - 06/08/10
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party
[District #s 1 & 2]
05/08/10 2
04/08/10 - 05/08/10
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party
[District #5]
06/05/10 2
05/06/10 - 06/05/10
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party
[District #s 7 & 9]
05/15/10 2
04/15/10 - 05/15/10
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party
[District #s 3 & 9]
05/22/10 2
04/22/10 - 05/22/10
* Washington Primary

08/17/10

07/18/10 - 08/17/10
West Virginia Primary

05/11/10 2

04/11/10 - 05/11/10
* Wisconsin Primary

09/14/10

08/15/10 - 09/14/10
Wyoming Primary

08/17/10

07/18/10 - 08/17/10
Wyoming Convention -- Libertarian Party
04/24/10 2
03/25/10 - 04/24/10

* States holding 2010 Senate elections.

1 Election dates are subject to change.  This chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

2 In Connecticut and Utah, conventions are held by the political parties prior to the primary.  In Virginia, parties may choose to nominate by convention rather than by primary election. (In other states, such as Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming, it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate candidates.)

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EC Period for the General Election

Election Type

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

General Election

11/02/10

09/03/10 - 11/02/10
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EC Period for Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Florida 19th District
Special Primary
02/02/10
01/03/10 - 02/02/10
Florida 19th District
Special General
04/13/10
02/12/10 - 04/13/10
Georgia 9th District
Special General
05/11/10
03/12/10 - 05/11/10
Georgia 9th District
Special Runoff
06/08/10
04/09/10 - 06/08/10
Hawaii 1st District
Special General
05/22/10
03/23/10 - 05/22/10
Illinois Senate
Special General
11/02/10
09/03/10 - 11/02/10
Indiana 3rd District
Special General
11/02/10
09/03/10 - 11/02/10
Massachusetts Senate
Special Primary
12/08/09
11/08/09 - 12/08/09
Massachusetts Senate
Special General
01/19/10
11/20/09 - 01/19/10
New York 29th District
Special General
11/02/10
09/03/10 - 11/02/10
Pennsylvania 12th District
Special General
05/18/10
03/19/10 - 05/18/10
West Virginia Senate
Special Primary
08/28/10
07/29/10 - 08/28/10
West Virginia Senate
Special General
11/02/10
09/03/10 - 11/02/10

 

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