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For Immediate Release
January 28, 2005
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis

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 filed by Presidential, Senate and House candidates, PACs, and political party committees.

      From January 31 through February 6 the hours are:

                                    Monday - Friday .....……………...9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

                                    Saturday (February 5)……….….10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                                    Sundays (February 6) …………..12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

      Year-end reports include financial activity through December 31, 2004, and are due by close of business Monday, January 31, 2005, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent by certified or registered mail, these reports must be postmarked by 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 transmits the reports to the FEC. Presidential, House, PAC, and party committees file their reports with the FEC.

       Digital images of campaign finance reports are 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 #2).  The FAXline number is (202) 501-3413.

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