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24- and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures

FEC regulations require political committees and other persons who make independent expenditures at any time during the calendar year--January 1, 2011, up to and including the 20th day before an election (including a special election)--to disclose this activity within 48 hours each time that the expenditures aggregate $10,000 or more. See 11 CFR 104.4(b)(2) and 109.10(c). This reporting requirement is in addition to the requirement to file 24-hour notice of independent expenditures each time that disbursements for independent expenditures aggregate at or above $1,000 during the last 20 days--up to 24 hours--before an election (including a special election). See 11 CFR 104.4(c) and 109.10(d).

The list below provides a breakdown of the periods during which 48- and 24-hour reports of Independent Expenditures must be filed in connection with 2011-12 Special Elections.1  For a chronological listing, consult the FEC Calendar.

Political Committees must use FEC Form 3X, Schedule E [PDF] to file 48- and 24-hour notices.  Persons who are not political committees must use FEC Form 5 [PDF].

 

Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures in connection with 2011-12 Special Elections

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

California 36th Congressional District
Special General
05/17/11
01/01/11 - 04/27/11
04/28/11 - 05/15/11
California 36th Congressional District
Special Runoff
07/12/11
01/01/11 - 06/22/11
06/23/11 - 07/10/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special Republican Party Caucus
06/18/11
01/01/11 - 05/29/11
05/30/11 - 06/16/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special Democratic Party Caucus
06/25/11
01/01/11 - 06/05/11
06/06/11 - 06/23/11
Nevada 2nd Congressional District
Special General
09/13/11
01/01/11 - 08/24/11
08/25/11 - 09/11/11
New York 9th Congressional District
Special General
09/13/11
01/01/11 - 08/24/11
08/25/11 - 09/11/11
New York 26th Congressional District
Special General
05/24/11
01/01/11 - 05/04/11
05/05/11 - 05/22/11
Oregon 1st Congressional District
Special Primary
11/08/11
01/01/11 - 10/19/11
10/20/11 - 11/06/11
Oregon 1st Congressional District
Special General
01/31/12
01/01/11 - 01/11/12
01/12/12 - 01/29/12