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24- and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures

FEC regulations require political committees and other persons who make independent expenditures at any time during the calendar year--January 1, 2010, up to and including the 20th day before an election (including a special election)--to disclose this activity within 48 hours each time that the expenditures aggregate $10,000 or more. See 11 CFR 104.4(b)(2) and 109.10(c). This reporting requirement is in addition to the requirement to file 24-hour notice of independent expenditures each time that disbursements for independent expenditures aggregate at or above $1,000 during the last 20 days--up to 24 hours--before an election (including a special election). See 11 CFR 104.4(c) and 109.10(d).

The list below provides a state-by-state breakdown of the periods during which 48- and 24-hour reports of Independent Expenditures must be filed.1 For a chronological listing, consult the FEC Calendar.

Political Committees must use FEC Form 3X, Schedule E [PDF] to file 48- and 24-hour notices.  Persons who are not political committees must use FEC Form 5 [PDF].

 

Alabama - Connecticut
Delaware - Illinois
Indiana - Massachusetts
Michigan - New Hampshire

New Jersey- Oregon
Pennsylvania - Tennessee
Texas - Virgin Islands
Virginia - Wyoming

Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of
Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With 2010 Primaries, Runoffs and Conventions

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Alabama Primary

   

Primary Runoff

     
Alaska Primary      
American Samoa Primary      

Primary Runoff

     
*Arizona Primary      
Arkansas Primary      

Primary Runoff

     
*California Primary      
Colorado Primary      
*Connecticut Primary      
Connecticut House Convention -- Democratic Party      
*Connecticut Senate Convention -- Democratic Party      
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #1]      
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #2]      
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #s 3 & 5]      
Connecticut Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #4]      
*Connecticut Senate Convention -- Republican Party      
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Delaware Primary      
District of Columbia Primary      
*Florida Primary      
Georgia Primary      

Primary Runoff

     

General Runoff
(not held)

     
Guam Primary      
*Hawaii Primary      
Idaho Primary      
Illinois Primary      
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Indiana Primary      
*Indiana Convention -- Libertarian Party      
Iowa Primary      
Kansas Primary      
Kansas Convention -- Libertarian Party      
Kansas Convention -- Reform Party      
Kentucky Primary      
Louisiana Primary      

General Runoff (LA-2)

     
*Maine Primary      
*Maryland Primary      
*Maryland Convention -- Green Party      
*Maryland Convention -- Libertarian Party      
*Massachusetts Primary      
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Michigan Primary      
*Michigan Convention -- Libertarian Party      
*Michigan Convention -- U.S. Taxpayers Party      
*Minnesota Primary      
*Mississippi Primary      

Primary Runoff

     
*Missouri Primary      
*Montana Primary      
*Nebraska Primary      
*Nevada Primary      
New Hampshire Primary      
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*New Jersey Primary      
*New Mexico Primary      
*New York Primary      
North Carolina Primary      

Primary Runoff
(not held)

     
*North Dakota Primary      
*Ohio Primary      
Oklahoma Primary      

Primary Runoff

     
Oregon Primary      
Oregon Convention -- Pacific Green Party      
Oregon Convention -- Libertarian Party      
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Pennsylvania Primary      
Puerto Rico Primary

(no federal elections held in 2010)

*Rhode Island Primary

09/12/06

01/01/06 - 08/23/06 08/24/06 - 09/10/06
South Carolina Primary

06/13/06 1

01/01/06 - 05/24/06 05/25/06 - 06/11/06

Primary Runoff

06/27/06

01/01/06 - 06/07/06 06/08/06 - 06/25/06
South Carolina Convention -- Constitution Party

04/20/06 1

01/01/06 - 03/31/06 04/01/06 - 04/18/06
South Carolina Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/29/06 1

01/01/06 - 04/09/06 04/10/06 - 04/27/06
South Dakota Primary

06/06/06

01/01/06 - 05/17/06 05/18/06 - 06/04/06

Primary Runoff

06/20/06

01/01/06 - 05/31/06 06/01/06 - 06/18/06
*Tennessee Primary

08/03/06

01/01/06 - 07/14/06 07/15/06 - 08/01/06
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Texas Primary

03/07/06 1

01/01/06 - 02/15/06 02/16/06 - 03/05/06

Primary Runoff

04/11/06

01/01/06 - 03/22/06 03/23/06 - 04/09/06
Texas House -- Minor Party Convention
[Dist. #s 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30, 32]
03/18/06 1
01/01/06 - 02/26/06
02/27/06 - 03/16/06
Texas House -- Minor Party Convention
[Dist. #s 1-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31]
03/25/06 1
01/01/06 - 03/05/06
03/06/06 - 03/23/06
Texas Senate -- Minor Party Convention
06/10/06 1
01/01/06 - 05/21/06
05/22/06 - 06/08/06
*Utah Primary

06/27/06 1

01/01/06 - 06/07/06 06/08/06 - 06/25/06
*Utah Convention -- Democratic Party

05/13/06 1

01/01/06 - 04/23/06 04/24/06 - 05/11/06
*Utah Convention -- Libertarian Party
04/29/06 1
01/01/06 - 04/09/06 04/10/06 - 04/27/06
*Utah Convention -- Personal Choice Party

05/13/06 1

01/01/06 - 04/23/06 04/24/06 - 05/11/06
*Utah Convention -- Republican Party

05/13/06 1

01/01/06 - 04/23/06 04/24/06 - 05/11/06
*Vermont Primary

09/12/06

01/01/06 - 08/23/06 08/24/06 - 09/10/06
Virgin Islands Primary

09/09/06

01/01/06 - 08/20/06 08/21/06 - 09/07/06

General Runoff
(not held)

11/21/06
01/01/06 - 11/01/06 11/02/06 - 11/19/06
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Virginia Primary

06/13/06 1

01/01/06 - 05/24/06 05/25/06 - 06/11/06
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #s 1, 3 & 7]
05/13/06 1
01/01/06 - 04/23/06 04/24/06 - 05/11/06
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #s 4 & 9]
06/10/06 1
01/01/06 - 05/21/06 05/22/06 - 06/08/06
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #s 5 & 6]
05/20/06 1
01/01/06 - 04/30/06 05/01/06 - 05/18/06
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #3]
05/20/06 1
01/01/06 - 04/30/06 05/01/06 - 05/18/06
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #9]
05/13/06 1
01/01/06 - 04/23/06 04/24/06 - 05/11/06
*Washington Primary

09/19/06

01/01/06 - 08/30/06 08/31/06 - 09/17/06
*West Virginia Primary

05/09/06 1

01/01/06 - 04/19/06 04/20/06 - 05/07/06
*Wisconsin Primary

09/12/06

01/01/06 - 08/23/06 08/24/06 - 09/10/06
*Wyoming Primary

08/22/06

01/01/06 - 08/02/06 08/03/06 - 08/20/06

* States holding 2006 Senate elections.

1 In Connecticut and Utah conventions are held by the political parties prior to the congressional primary.
In Virginia, parties may choose to nominate congressional candidates by convention rather than by primary election. (In other states, such as Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia, it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate congressional candidates.)

2 This date applies only to third party candidates.

3 In AO 2000-29, the Commission determined that the last day to qualify for a position on the general election ballot in Louisiana--in this case 8/11/06-- must be considered the primary election date for Louisiana candidates.  See 11 CFR 100.2(c)(4)(i).  The election for candidates seeking federal office is the general election scheduled for 11/7/06.  Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/7/06 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/9/06.

 

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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of
Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With
the 2006 General Election

Election Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

General Election

11/07/06

01/01/06 - 10/18/06 10/19/06 - 11/05/06

 

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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of
Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With
2006 Special Elections

Election
Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

California 50th District
Special General
04/11/06
01/01/06 - 03/22/06
03/23/06 - 04/09/06
California 50th District
Special General Runoff
06/06/06
01/01/06 - 05/17/06
05/18/06 - 06/04/06
New Jersey 13th District
Special Primary
06/06/06
01/01/06 - 05/17/06
05/18/06 - 06/04/06
New Jersey 13th District
Special General

11/07/06

01/01/06 - 10/18/06 10/19/06 - 11/05/06
Ohio 3rd District
Special Primary
09/15/06
01/01/06 - 08/26/06
08/27/06 - 09/13/06
Ohio 18th District
Special Primary
09/14/06
01/01/06 - 08/25/06
08/26/06 - 09/12/06
Texas 22nd District
Special General
11/07/06
01/01/06 - 10/18/06 10/19/06 - 11/05/06
Texas District #s 15, 21, 23, 25 & 28
Redistricting Special General

11/07/06

01/01/06 - 10/18/06 10/19/06 - 11/05/06
Texas District 23
Redistricting Special Runoff
12/12/06

01/01/06 - 11/22/06

11/23/06 - 12/10/06

 

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