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HOME / COMPLIANCE HELP / REPORTING DATES - MAIN / ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION PERIODS (2013-14)

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 2013-14 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 2013-14 Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Alabama 1st Congressional District
Special Primary
09/24/13
08/25/13 - 09/24/13
Alabama 1st Congressional District
Special Primary Runoff
11/05/13 1
10/06/12 - 11/05/13
Alabama 1st Congressional District
Special General
11/05/13 1
09/06/13 - 11/05/13
Alabama 1st Congressional District
Special General
12/17/13 1
10/18/13 -12/17/13
Florida 13th Congressional District
Special Primary
01/14/14
12/15/13 - 01/14/14
Florida 13th Congressional District
Special General
03/11/14
01/10/14 - 03/11/14
Illinois 2nd Congressional District
Special Primary
02/26/13
01/27/13 - 02/26/13
Illinois 2nd Congressional District
Special General
04/09/13
02/08/13 - 04/09/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special Primary
08/21/13 2
07/22/13 - 08/21/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special General
10/19/13 2
08/20/13 - 10/19/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special Runoff
11/16/13 2
09/17/13 - 11/16/13
Massachusetts 5th Congressional District
Special Primary
10/15/13
09/15/13 - 10/15/13
Massachusetts 5th Congressional District
Special General
12/10/13
10/11/13 - 12/10/13
Massachusetts Senate
Special Primary
04/30/13
03/31/13 - 04/30/13
Massachusetts Senate
Special General
06/25/13
04/26/13 - 06/25/13
Missouri 8th Congressional District
Special General
06/04/13
04/05/13 - 06/04/13
New Jersey Senate
Special Primary
08/13/13
07/14/13 - 08/13/13
New Jersey Senate
Special General
10/16/13
08/17/13 - 10/16/13
South Carolina 1st Congressional District
Special Green Party Convention
03/09/13
02/07/13 - 03/09/13
South Carolina 1st Congressional District
Special Primary
03/19/13
02/17/13 - 03/19/13
South Carolina 1st Congressional District
Special Primary Runoff
04/02/13
03/03/12 - 04/02/13
South Carolina 1st Congressional District
Special General
05/07/13
03/08/13 - 05/07/13

1 In the event that Special Runoff Elections are NOT necessary, the Special General Election will be held on November 5, 2013, instead of December 17, 2013.

2 In AO 2000-29 [PDF], the Commission determined that the last day to qualify for a position on the general election ballot in Louisiana--in this case 08/21/13-- must be considered the primary election date for Louisiana candidates. See 11 CFR 100.2(c)(4)(i). The special election for candidates seeking federal office is the special general election scheduled for 10/19/13. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 10/19/13 special general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a special runoff election will be held on 11/16/13.