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Federal Election Activity Dates for 2012

According to Federal Election Commission regulations concerning "federal election activity" (FEA), political party committees that conduct FEA must pay for this activity with federally permissible funds or, in some cases, may allocate the costs between federal and Levin funds or pay for them entirely with Levin funds. For more information, please consult the regulations, referenced above, or download a copy of the FEC's Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees [PDF].

In order to help committees determine whether their planned voter registration, voter identification, get-out-the-vote and generic campaign activities will constitute FEA, the chart below lists the relevant time frames for each state.

NOTE: State filing deadlines for primary ballot access are still pending. This chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

 

Alabama-Colorado
Connecticut-Hawaii
Idaho-Kentucky

Louisiana-Mississippi
Missouri-New Jersey
New Mexico-Oklahoma
Oregon-South Dakota
Tennessee-Virginia
Washington-Wyoming

 

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Alabama

01/13/12 - 11/06/12

11/14/11 - 04/24/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Alaska

06/01/12* - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 04/15/12;
04/30/12 - 11/06/12
American Samoa

09/01/12* - 11/06/12

TBA
Arizona

01/09/12 - 11/06/12

10/31/11 - 02/28/12;
04/30/12 - 11/06/12
Arkansas
03/01/12 - 11/06/12
01/23/12 - 06/12/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
California

03/09/12 - 11/06/12

02/06/12 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Colorado

04/02/12* - 11/06/12

10/10/11 - 06/26/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Connecticut

03/02/12 - 11/06/12

12/26/11 - 11/06/12
Delaware

02/24/12 - 11/06/12

12/26/11 - 04/24/12;
05/14/12 - 11/06/12
District of Columbia

01/04/12 - 11/06/12

12/05/11 - 04/03/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Florida

10/31/11 - 11/06/12

10/03/11 - 01/31/12;
04/16/12 - 11/06/12
Georgia

05/25/12* - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
04/02/12 - 11/06/12
Guam

07/03/12* - 11/06/12

TBA
Hawaii

06/05/12* - 11/06/12

11/08/11 - 03/13/12;
04/13/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Idaho

03/09/12* - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 05/15/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Illinois

12/27/11 - 11/06/12

11/21/11 - 03/20/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Indiana
02/10/12 - 11/06/12
01/09/12 - 05/08/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Iowa

03/16/12* - 11/06/12

09/05/11 - 01/03/12;
02/06/12 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Kansas

06/01/12* - 11/06/12

11/11/11 - 11/06/12
Kentucky

01/31/12 - 11/06/12

01/23/12 - 05/22/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Louisiana

12/09/11 - 11/06/12

11/25/11 - 03/24/11;
04/19/12 - 11/06/12
Maine

03/15/12* - 11/06/12

10/14/11 - 06/12/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Maryland

01/11/12 - 11/06/12

12/05/11 - 04/03/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Massachusetts

01/06/12 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
05/21/12 - 11/06/12
Michigan

12/09/11 - 11/06/12

10/31/11 - 02/28/12;
04/09/12 - 11/06/12
Minnesota

06/05/12* - 11/06/12

10/10/11 - 02/07/12;
04/16/12 - 11/06/12
Mississippi

01/13/12 - 11/06/12

11/14/11 - 04/03/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity
& GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Missouri

11/22/11 - 11/06/12

10/10/11 - 02/07/12;
04/09/12 - 11/06/12
Montana

03/12/12 - 11/06/12

02/06/12 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Nebraska

02/15/12 - 11/06/12

01/16/12 - 05/15/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Nevada

03/16/12* - 11/06/12

09/23/11 - 02/04/12;
02/13/12 - 06/12/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
New Hampshire

10/28/11 - 11/06/12

09/12/11 - 01/10/12;
05/14/12 - 11/06/12
New Jersey

04/02/12 -11/06/12

02/06/12 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

New Mexico

03/16/12 - 11/06/12

02/06/12 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
New York

02/09/12 - 11/06/12

12/26/11 - 04/24/12;
05/14/12 - 11/06/12
North Carolina

02/29/12 - 11/06/12

01/09/12 - 11/06/12

North Dakota

04/13/12* - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 06/12/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Ohio

12/07/11 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Oklahoma

12/07/11 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Oregon

03/06/12 - 11/06/12

01/16/12 - 05/15/12:
07/09/12 - 11/06/12

Pennsylvania

02/14/12 - 11/06/12

12/26/11 - 04/24/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Puerto Rico

10/31/11 - 11/06/12

11/19/11 - 03/18/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Rhode Island

01/21/12 - 11/06/12

12/26/11 - 04/24/12;
05/14/12 - 11/06/12
South Carolina

11/01/11 - 11/06/12

09/23/11 - 01/28/12;
02/13/12 - 06/26/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
South Dakota

03/27/12 - 11/06/12

02/06/12 - 06/26/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Tennessee

12/06/11 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
04/04/12 - 11/06/12
Texas

12/15/11 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 06/05/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Utah

03/13/12 - 11/06/12

02/27/12 - 06/26/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12

Vermont

01/09/12 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
04/30/12 - 11/06/12
Virgin Islands

08/09/12* - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 03/06/12;
05/11/12 - 11/06/12
Virginia

12/22/11 - 11/06/12

11/07/11 - 06/12/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Washington

05/18/12* - 11/06/12

11/04/11 - 11/06/12
West Virginia

01/28/12 - 11/06/12

01/09/12 - 05/08/12;
07/09/12 - 11/06/12
Wisconsin

01/31/12 - 11/06/12

12/05/11 - 04/03/12;
04/16/12 - 11/06/12
Wyoming

06/01/12* - 11/06/12

11/11/11 - 04/14/12;
04/23/12 - 11/06/12

* Note that the ballot access deadline is after the caucus or convention date.

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