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|For Immediate Release
March 12, 2004
|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 23 the hours are:
April quarterly reports cover financial activity from January 1, 2004, through March 31, 2004. The reports are due by close of business Thursday, April 15, if sent regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent certified or registered mail, reports must be postmarked no later than midnight of the due date. Reports sent via express or priority mail or via overnight delivery service will also be considered timely filed if received by the delivery service by the filing date. Electronically filed reports must be received by midnight, eastern time, on the filing date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. All other 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, Senate, 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 accepts most major credit cards 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 (option #3). The FAXline number is (202) 501-3413.
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