News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                              Contact:  Kelly Huff
April 1, 1999                                                                                                                   Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                          Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                          Ian Stirton

FEC ANNOUNCES WEEKEND AND EXTENDED HOURS

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has scheduled weekend and extended hours for the Public Records Office to accommodate press and public seeking review of campaign disclosure reports.

From April 15 through April 18 the hours are:

Thursday and Friday ...….… 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday…………………….. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday………………………. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presidential campaigns are required to file April Quarterly reports covering financial activity through March 31, 1999. If sent by regular mail or hand-delivered, the reports are due by close of business on April 15. If sent certified or registered mail, disclosure reports must be postmarked no later than midnight April 15.

Digital images of campaign finance reports are now available on the FEC Website, www.fec.gov. All reports filed by PACs, political parties, Presidential, and House campaigns are available for viewing on the Web within 48 hours of the reports being received by the FEC.

The Public Records Office is now accepting Visa and Mastercard as method of payment for copying documents and deposits for Public Records accounts. The telephone number for the Public Records Office is (202) 694-1120, or toll-free (800) 424-9530 (extension #3). The FAXline number is 202/501-3413.

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