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Federal Election Activity Dates for 2004

As required by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), the Federal Election Commission promulgated new 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 BCRA Campaign Guide Supplement (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.

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

4/2/04-11/2/04

2/2/04-6/29/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Alaska

6/1/04*-11/2/04

11/21/03-11/2/04
American Samoa

9/1/04*-11/16/04

10/31/03-3/8/04;
7/5/04-11/16/04
Arizona

12/24/03-11/2/04

10/6/03-5/8/04;
5/10/04-11/2/04
Arkansas

3/31/04-11/2/04

1/19/04-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
California

12/5/03-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Colorado

6/1/04*-11/2/04

12/15/03-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Connecticut

1/16/04-11/2/04

11/3/03-11/2/04
Delaware

12/23/03-11/2/04

10/6/03-11/2/04
District of Columbia

11/14/03-11/2/04

9/15/03-2/14/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
Florida

1/1/04-11/2/04

11/10/03-3/9/04;
5/3/04-8/31/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Georgia

12/31/03-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
3/22/04-11/2/04
Guam

7/6/04*-11/2/04

10/24/03-3/20/04;
5/7/04-11/2/04
Hawaii

7/20/04*-11/2/04

10/27/03-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Idaho

3/19/04*-11/2/04

10/27/03-5/25/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Illinois

12/15/03-11/2/04

11/17/03-3/16/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Indiana

2/20/04-11/2/04

12/26/03-5/4/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Iowa

3/19/04*-11/2/04

9/21/03-1/19/04;
2/9/04-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Kansas

6/10/04*-11/2/04

11/14/03-11/2/04
Kentucky

1/27/04-11/2/04

1/19/04-5/18/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Louisiana

1/30/04-12/4/04

11/10/03-3/9/04;
4/8/04-12/4/04
Maine

3/15/04*-11/2/04

10/11/03-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Maryland

12/22/03-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Massachusetts

1/2/04-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
Michigan

5/11/04*-11/2/04

10/10/03-11/2/04
Minnesota

7/20/04*-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
Mississippi

1/9/04-11/2/04

11/10/03-3/30/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity
& GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Missouri

11/18/03-11/2/04

10/6/03-2/3/04;
4/5/04-11/2/04
Montana

3/18/04-11/2/04

2/9/04-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Nebraska

2/17/04-11/2/04

1/12/04-5/11/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Nevada

5/14/04-11/2/04

10/17/03-5/1/04;
5/10/04-11/2/04
New Hampshire

11/21/03-11/2/04

9/29/03-1/27/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
New Jersey

4/12/04-11/2/04

2/9/04-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

New Mexico

2/10/04*-11/2/04

10/6/03-6/1/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
New York

1/2/04-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
North Carolina

5/7/04*-11/2/04

12/19/03-11/2/04
North Dakota

4/12/04*-11/2/04

10/6/03-2/3/04;
2/9/04-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Ohio

1/2/04-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Oklahoma

12/3/03-11/2/04

10/6/03-2/3/04;
3/29/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Oregon

3/9/04-11/2/04

1/19/04-5/18/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Pennsylvania

2/17/04-11/2/04

12/29/03-4/27/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Puerto Rico

8/1/03-11/2/04

2/7/04-6/6/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Rhode Island

11/30/03-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
South Carolina

1/2/04-11/2/04

10/6/03-6/22/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
South Dakota

4/6/04-11/2/04

2/2/04-6/15/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Tennessee

12/2/03-11/2/04

10/13/03-2/10/04;
4/7/04-11/2/04
Texas

1/2/04-11/2/04

11/10/03-4/13/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Utah

3/17/04*-11/2/04

10/27/03-6/22/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Vermont

1/19/04-11/2/04

11/3/03-3/2/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
Virgin Islands

8/10/04*-11/2/04

10/31/03-4/17/04;
5/14/04-11/2/04
Virginia

12/12/03-11/2/04

10/13/03-6/8/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Washington

7/30/04*-11/2/04

10/10/03-3/9/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
West Virginia

1/31/04-11/2/04

1/12/04-5/11/04;
7/5/04-11/2/04
Wisconsin

1/6/04-11/2/04

10/20/03-2/17/04;
5/17/04-11/2/04
Wyoming

5/28/04*-11/2/04

11/21/03-11/2/04