News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                              Contact:  Kelly Huff
July 7, 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 July 15 through July 18 and July 31 through August 8 the hours are:

Weekdays …………. ...….… 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 July Quarterly reports covering financial activity through June 30, 1999. If sent by regular mail or hand-delivered, the reports are due by close of business on July 15. If sent certified or registered mail, disclosure reports must be postmarked no later than midnight July 15.

In non-election years, candidate committees and other political committees which normally file quarterly reports, file semiannual reports. These reports cover financial activity from January 1, 1999, or the date of inception, through June 30, 1999. The reports are due by close of business Saturday, July 31, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent certified or registered mail, reports must be postmarked no later than midnight of the due date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. House, PAC, and party committees file their reports with the FEC.

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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