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HOME / COMPLIANCE HELP / REPORTING DATES / ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATION PERIODS (2009-10)

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 2009-10 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 2009-10 Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

California 10th District
Special General
09/01/09
07/03/09 - 09/01/09
California 10th District
Special Runoff
11/03/09
09/04/09 - 11/03/09
California 32nd District
Special General
05/19/09
03/20/09 - 05/19/09
California 32nd District
Special Runoff
07/14/09
05/15/09 - 07/14/09
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
Illinois 5th District
Special Primary
03/03/09
02/01/09 - 03/03/09
Illinois 5th District
Special General
04/07/09
02/06/09 - 04/07/09
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 20th District
Special General
03/31/09
01/30/09 - 03/31/09
New York 23rd District
Special General
11/03/09
09/04/09 - 11/03/09