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HOME / COMPLIANCE HELP / REPORTING DATES / ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION PERIODS (2011-12)

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 special general runoff) 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 chart below provide a breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for 2011-12 Special Elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use FEC Form 9 [PDF].)

To see a chronological listing of electioneering communications dates, consult the FEC Calendar.

EC Periods for 2011-12 Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

California 36th Congressional District
Special General
05/17/11
03/18/11 - 05/17/11
California 36th Congressional District
Special Runoff
07/12/11
05/13/11 - 07/12/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special Republican Party Caucus
06/18/11
05/19/11 - 06/18/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special Democratic Party Caucus
06/25/11
05/26/11 - 06/25/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special General
09/13/11
07/15/11 - 09/13/11
New York 9th Congressional District
Special General
09/13/11
07/15/11 - 09/13/11
New York 26th Congressional District
Special General
05/24/11
03/25/11 - 05/24/11
Oregon 1st Congressional District
Special Primary
11/08/11
10/09/11 - 11/08/11
Oregon 1st Congressional District
Special General
01/31/12
12/02/11 - 01/31/12