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2014 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 or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including special elections). 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.)

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

EC Periods for Congressional Primaries 1

Alabama-Arkansas
California-Connecticut
Delaware-Illinois
Indiana-Maryland
Massachusetts-Nevada
New Hampshire-Oklahoma
Oregon-South Carolina
South Dakota-Texas
Utah-Vermont
Virgin Islands-Virginia
Washington-Wyoming

 

State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period
*Alabama Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14

Primary Runoff

07/15/14

06/15/14 - 07/15/14
*Alaska Primary

08/19/14

07/20/14 - 08/19/14
American Samoa General

11/04/14

09/05/14 - 11/04/14
Arizona Primary

08/26/14

07/27/14 - 08/26/14
*Arkansas Primary

05/20/14

04/20/14 - 05/20/14

Primary Runoff

06/10/14

05/11/14 - 06/10/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

California Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14
*Colorado Primary

06/24/14

05/25/14 - 06/24/14
Connecticut Primary

08/12/14 2

07/13/14 - 08/12/14
Connecticut Convention -- Democratic Party

05/14/14 2

04/14/14 - 05/14/14
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party

05/16/14 2

04/16/14 - 05/16/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

*Delaware Primary

09/09/14

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

04/01/14

03/02/14 - 04/01/14
Florida Primary

08/26/14

07/27/14 - 08/26/14
*Georgia Primary

05/20/14

04/20/14 - 05/20/14

Primary Runoff

07/22/14

06/22/14 - 07/22/14
General Runoff
01/06/15
11/07/14 - 01/06/15
Guam Primary

08/30/14

07/31/14 - 08/30/14

General Runoff

TBA
TBA
*Hawaii Primary

08/09/14

07/10/14 - 08/09/14
*Idaho Primary

05/20/14

04/20/14 - 05/20/14
*Illinois Primary

03/18/14

02/16/14 - 03/18/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Indiana Primary

05/06/14 2

04/06/14 - 05/06/14
Indiana Convention -- Libertarian Party
04/26/14 2
03/27/14 - 04/26/14
*Iowa Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14
*Kansas Primary

08/05/14 2

07/06/14 - 08/05/14
*Kansas Convention -- Libertarian Party
04/26/14 2
03/27/14 - 04/26/14
*Kentucky Primary

05/20/14

04/20/14 - 05/20/14
*Louisiana Primary

08/22/14 3

07/23/14 - 08/22/14

General Election

11/04/14 3

09/05/14 - 11/04/14

General Runoff

12/06/14 3

10/07/14 - 12/06/14
*Maine Primary

06/10/14

05/11/14 - 06/10/14
Maryland Primary

06/24/14 2

05/25/14 - 06/24/14
Maryland Convention -- Green Party
05/31/14 2
05/01/14 - 05/31/14
Maryland Convention -- Libertarian Party
04/05/14 2
03/06/14 - 04/05/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

*Massachusetts Primary

09/09/14

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

08/05/14 2

07/06/14 - 08/05/14
*Michigan Convention -- Green Party
06/08/14 2
05/09/14 - 06/08/14
*Michigan Convention -- Libertarian Party
05/17/14 2
04/17/14 - 05/17/14
*Michigan Convention -- Natural Law Party
TBA 2
TBA
*Michigan Convention -- U.S. Taxpayers Party
TBA 2
TBA
*Minnesota Primary

08/12/14

07/13/14 - 08/12/14
*Mississippi Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14

Primary Runoff

06/24/14

05/25/14 - 06/24/14
Missouri Primary

08/05/14

07/06/14 - 08/05/14
*Montana Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14
*Nebraska Primary

05/13/14

04/13/14 - 05/13/14
Nevada Primary

06/10/14

05/11/14 - 06/10/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

*New Hampshire Primary

09/09/14

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

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14
*New Mexico Primary

06/03/14

05/04/14 - 06/03/14
New York Primary
06/24/14
05/25/14 - 06/24/14
*North Carolina Primary

05/06/14

04/06/14 - 05/06/14

Primary Runoff

07/15/14

06/15/14 - 07/15/14
North Dakota Primary

06/10/14

05/11/14 - 06/10/14
Northern Mariana Islands General
11/04/14
09/05/14 - 11/04/14
Ohio Primary

05/06/14

04/06/14 - 05/06/14
*Oklahoma Primary
06/24/14
05/25/14 - 06/24/14
Primary Runoff
08/26/14
07/27/14 - 08/26/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

*Oregon Primary

05/20/14 2

04/20/14 - 05/20/14
*Oregon Convention -- Americans Elect Party
TBA 2
TBA
*Oregon Convention -- Constitution Party
TBA 2
TBA
*Oregon Primary -- Independent Party
07/19/14 2
06/19/14 - 07/19/14
*Oregon Primary -- Libertarian Party
06/06/14 2
05/07/14 - 06/06/14
*Oregon Convention -- Pacific Green Party
05/17/14 2
04/17/14 - 05/17/14
Pennsylvania Primary
05/20/14
04/20/14 - 05/20/14
Puerto Rico Primary

(no federal elections held in 2014)

*Rhode Island Primary
09/09/14
08/10/14 - 09/09/14
*South Carolina Primary

06/10/14 2

05/11/14 - 06/10/14

Primary Runoff

06/24/14

05/25/14 - 06/24/14
*South Carolina Convention -- American Party
05/10/14 2
04/10/14 - 05/10/14
*South Carolina Convention -- Constitution Party
TBA 2
TBA
*South Carolina Convention -- Green Party
05/03/14 2
04/03/14 - 05/03/14
*South Carolina Convention -- Independence Party
TBA 2
TBA
*South Carolina Convention -- Labor Party
08/02/14 2
07/03/14 - 08/02/14
*South Carolina Convention -- Libertarian Party
05/10/14 2
04/10/14 - 05/10/14
*South Carolina Convention -- United Citizens Party
TBA 2
TBA
*South Carolina Convention -- Working Families Party
TBA 2
TBA
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

*South Dakota Primary
06/03/14
05/04/14 - 06/03/14

Primary Runoff

08/12/14
07/13/14 - 08/12/14
*Tennessee Primary

08/07/14

07/08/14 - 08/07/14
*Texas Primary
03/04/14 2
02/02/14 - 03/04/14

Primary Runoff

05/27/14
04/27/14 - 05/27/14
*Texas Senate Convention -- Minor Party
04/12/14 2
03/13/14 - 04/12/14
Texas Convention -- Minor Party
[Single County Districts #2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30]
03/15/14 2
02/13/14 - 03/15/14
Texas Convention -- Minor Party
[Multi-County Districts #1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36]
03/22/14 2
02/20/14 - 03/22/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Utah Primary

06/24/14 2

05/25/14 - 06/24/14
Utah Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party

04/26/14 2

03/27/14 - 04/26/14
Utah Congressional Convention -- Republican Party

04/26/14 2

03/27/14 - 04/26/14
Utah Congressional Convention -- Constitution Party

05/03/14 2

04/03/14 - 05/03/14
Utah Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/26/14 2

03/27/14 - 04/26/14
Utah Congressional Convention -- Utah Justice Party

TBA 2

TBA
Vermont Primary
08/26/14
07/27/14 - 08/26/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Virgin Islands Primary

08/02/14

07/03/14 - 08/02/14

General Runoff

11/18/14
09/19/14 - 11/18/14
*Virginia Primary
06/10/14 2
05/11/14 - 06/10/14
*Virginia Senate Convention -- Republican Party
06/07/14 2
05/08/14 - 06/07/14
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #1]
06/07/14 2
05/08/14 - 06/07/14
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #3]
05/03/14 2
04/03/14 - 05/03/14
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #5]
05/31/14 2
05/01/14 - 05/31/14
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #6]
05/17/14 2
04/17/14 - 05/17/14
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #7]
**cancelled**
05/03/14 2
04/03/14 - 05/03/14
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #8]
04/26/14 2
03/27/14 - 04/26/14
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #9]
05/10/14 2
04/10/14 - 05/10/14
Virginia Democratic Party Caucus [Dist. #10]
06/10/14 2
05/11/14 - 06/10/14
Virginia Republican Party Canvass [Dist. #10]
04/26/14 2
03/27/14 - 04/26/14
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #11]
05/10/14 2
04/10/14 - 05/10/14
State & Type of Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Washington Primary

08/05/14

07/06/14 - 08/05/14
*West Virginia Primary
05/13/14 2
04/13/14 - 05/13/14
*West Virginia Convention -- Libertarian Party
03/08/14 2
02/06/14 - 03/08/14
Wisconsin Primary

08/12/14

07/13/14 - 08/12/14
*Wyoming Primary
08/19/14
07/20/14 - 08/19/14

* States holding 2014 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 West Virginia, , it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate candidates.)

3 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 08/22/14--must be considered the primary election date for Louisiana candidates.  See 11 CFR 100.2(c)(4)(i).  The election for candidates seeking federal office is the general election scheduled for 11/04/14. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/04/14 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/06/14.

 


EC Period for the General Election

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Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

General Election

11/04/14

09/05/14 - 11/04/14

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EC Periods for Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

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
Florida 19th Congressional District
Special Primary

4/22/14

03/23/14 - 04/22/14

Florida 19th Congressional District
Special General

06/24/14

04/25/14 - 06/24/14
North Carolina 12th Congressional District
Special Primary

05/06/14

04/06/14 - 05/06/14

North Carolina 12th Congressional District
Special Runoff

07/15/14

06/15/14 - 07/15/14

North Carolina 12th Congressional District
Special General

11/04/14

09/05/14 - 11/04/14
New Jersey 1st Congressional District
Special Primary
06/03/14
05/04/14 - 06/03/14
New Jersey 1st Congressional District
Special General
11/04/14
09/05/14 - 11/04/14

Oklahoma Senate
Special Primary

06/24/14

05/25/14 - 06/24/14

Oklahoma Senate
Special Runoff

08/26/14

07/27/14 - 08/26/14

Oklahoma Senate
Special General

11/04/14

09/05/14 - 11/04/14

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