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For Immediate Release
April 11, 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 April 15th through April 22nd the hours are:

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

                                    Saturday (April 16)…….…….…..10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                                    Sunday (April 17) ….……………..12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

      April quarterly reports cover financial activity from January 1, 2005, through March 31, 2005. The reports are due by close of business Friday, April 15, if sent 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 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 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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