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Federal Election Activity Dates for 2008

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] and the Party 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.

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

04/04/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 11/04/08
Alaska

06/02/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
04/28/08 - 11/04/08
American Samoa

09/01/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/23/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Arizona

12/17/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
05/05/08 - 11/04/08
Arkansas

11/19/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 06/10/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
California

11/23/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 06/03/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Colorado

05/29/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
04/14/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Connecticut

12/17/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
04/14/08 - 11/04/08
Delaware

12/10/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
District of Columbia

12/14/07 - 11/04/08

10/15/07 - 02/12/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
Florida

10/31/07 - 11/04/08

10/01/07 - 01/29/08;
04/28/08 - 11/04/08
Georgia

11/01/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
03/17/08 - 11/04/08
Guam

07/08/08* - 11/04/08

10/12/07 - 05/03/08;
05/09/08 - 11/04/08
Hawaii

07/22/08* - 11/04/08

10/10/07 - 02/19/08;
05/23/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Idaho

03/21/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 05/27/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Illinois

11/05/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Indiana
01/07/08 - 11/04/08
01/07/08 - 05/06/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Iowa

03/14/08* - 11/04/08

09/16/07 - 01/14/08;
02/04/08 - 06/03/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Kansas

06/10/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/09/08;
04/07/08 - 11/04/08
Kentucky

01/29/08 - 11/04/08

01/21/08 - 05/20/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Louisiana

11/13/07 - 11/04/08

10/12/07 - 02/09/08;
05/09/08 - 11/04/08
Maine

03/15/08* - 11/04/08

10/04/07 - 02/10/08;
02/11/08 - 06/10/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Maryland

12/03/07 - 11/04/08

10/15/07 - 02/12/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Massachusetts

01/04/08 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
05/19/08 - 11/04/08
Michigan

10/23/07 - 11/04/08

09/17/07 - 01/15/08;
04/07/08 - 11/04/08
Minnesota

07/15/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
Mississippi

12/20/07 - 11/04/08

11/12/07 - 04/01/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity
& GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Missouri

11/20/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
04/07/08 - 11/04/08
Montana

03/20/08 - 11/04/08

02/04/08 - 06/03/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Nebraska

03/03/08* - 11/04/08

10/12/07 - 05/13/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Nevada

05/16/08* - 11/04/08

09/21/07 - 01/19/08;
04/14/08 - 11/04/08
New Hampshire

11/02/07 - 11/04/08

09/10/07 - 01/08/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
New Jersey

12/10/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 06/03/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

New Mexico

02/12/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 06/03/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
New York

12/06/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
North Carolina

02/29/08 - 11/04/08

01/07/08 - 06/24/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08

North Dakota

04/11/08* - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
02/11/08 - 06/10/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Ohio

01/04/08 - 11/04/08

11/05/07 - 03/04/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Oklahoma

12/05/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
03/31/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Oregon

03/11/08 - 11/04/08

01/21/08 - 05/20/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Pennsylvania

02/12/08 - 11/04/08

12/24/07 - 04/22/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Puerto Rico

12/26/07 - 11/04/08

10/27/07 - 06/01/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Rhode Island

12/07/07 - 11/04/08

11/05/07 - 03/04/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
South Carolina

11/01/07 - 11/04/08

09/21/07 - 01/26/08;
02/11/08 - 06/24/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
South Dakota

03/25/08 - 11/04/08

02/04/08 - 06/17/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Tennessee

12/04/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
04/09/08 - 11/04/08
Texas

01/02/08 - 11/04/08

11/05/07 - 04/08/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Utah

10/15/07 - 11/04/08

10/08/07 - 02/05/08;
02/25/08 - 06/24/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08

Vermont

01/21/08 - 11/04/08

11/05/07 - 03/04/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
Virgin Islands

08/11/08* - 11/04/08

10/12/07 - 02/23/08;
05/16/08 - 11/04/08
Virginia

12/14/07 - 11/04/08

10/15/07 - 06/10/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration Period(s)

Washington

12/21/07 - 11/04/08

10/22/07 - 11/04/08
West Virginia

01/26/08 - 11/04/08

01/14/08 - 05/13/08;
07/07/08 - 11/04/08
Wisconsin

01/02/08 - 11/04/08

10/22/07 - 02/19/08;
05/12/08 - 11/04/08
Wyoming

05/30/08* - 11/04/08

09/07/07 - 03/08/08;
04/21/08 - 11/04/08

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

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