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24- and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures

Political committees and other persons who make independent expenditures may have to disclose this activity within 48- or 24-hours based upon the date and amount of the expenditure. See 11 CFR 104.4(b)(2) and (c) and 109.10(c) and (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 2013-14 Special Elections.  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 2013-14 Special Elections

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period Ends On

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Alabama
1st Congressional District
Special Primary
09/24/13
09/04/13
09/05/13 - 09/22/13
Alabama
1st Congressional District
Special Primary Runoff
11/05/13 1
10/16/13
10/17/13 - 11/03/13
Alabama
1st Congressional District
Special General
11/05/13 1
10/16/13
10/17/13 - 11/03/13
Alabama
1st Congressional District
Special General
12/17/13 1
11/27/13
11/28/13 - 12/15/13
Florida
13th Congressional District
Special Primary
01/14/14
12/25/13
12/26/13 - 01/12/14
Florida
13th Congressional District
Special General
03/11/14
02/19/14
02/20/14 - 03/09/14
Illinois 2nd Congressional District
Special Primary
02/26/13
02/06/13
02/07/13 - 02/24/13
Illinois 2nd Congressional District
Special General
04/09/13
03/20/13
03/21/13 - 04/07/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special Primary
08/21/13 2
08/01/13
08/02/13 - 08/19/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special General
10/19/13 2
09/29/13
09/30/13 - 10/17/13
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special Runoff
11/16/13 2
10/27/13
10/28/13 - 11/14/13
Massachusetts 5th Congressional District
Special Primary
10/15/13
09/25/13
09/26/13 - 10/13/13
Massachusetts 5th Congressional District
Special General
12/10/13
11/20/13
11/21/13 - 12/08/13
Massachusetts Senate
Special Primary
04/30/13
04/10/13
04/11/13 - 04/28/13
Massachusetts Senate
Special General
06/25/13
06/05/13
06/06/13 - 06/23/13
Missouri 8th Congressional District
Special General
06/04/13
05/15/13
05/16/13 - 06/02/13
New Jersey Senate
Special Primary
08/13/13
07/24/13
07/25/13 - 08/11/13
New Jersey Senate
Special General
10/16/13
09/26/13
09/27/13 - 10/14/13
South Carolina
1st Congressional District
Special Green Party Convention
03/09/13
02/17/13
02/18/13 - 03/07/13
South Carolina
1st Congressional District
Special Primary
03/19/13
02/27/13
02/28/13 - 03/17/13
South Carolina
1st Congressional District
Special Primary Runoff
04/02/13
03/13/13
03/14/13 - 03/31/13
South Carolina
1st Congressional District
Special General
05/07/13
04/17/13
04/18/13 - 05/05/13

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.