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24- and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures for 2016

Political committees and other persons who make independent expenditures may have to disclose this activity within 48- or 24-hours based upon the date and amount of the expenditure. See 11 CFR 104.4(b)(2) and (c) and 109.10(c) and (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 in connection with Congressional & Presidential Primaries, Runoffs, Caucuses and Conventions, the National Party Presidential Nominating Conventions, the General Election and Special Elections. 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].

 

Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With 2016 Primaries, Runoffs, Caucuses and Conventions 1

Alabama-American Samoa
Arizona-Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware-Florida
Georgia-Hawaii
Idaho-Kansas
Kentucky-Maryland
Massachusetts-Mississippi
Missouri-New Jersey
New Mexico-Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio-Rhode Island
South Carolina-South Dakota
Tennessee-Texas
Utah
Vermont-Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington-Wyoming

 

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period

*Alabama Primaries

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional
(NOT HELD)

04/12/16

03/23/16

03/24/16 - 04/10/16

Alaska Presidential Caucus (D)

03/26/16

03/06/16

03/07/16 - 03/24/16

Alaska Presidential Caucus (R)

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

*Alaska Primary - Congressional

08/16/16

07/27/16

07/28/16 - 08/14/16

American Samoa Presidential Caucus (D)

03/01/16

02/10/16 02/11/16 - 02/28/16

American Samoa Presidential Caucus (R)

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

American Samoa General - Congressional

11/08/16

10/19/16 10/20/16 - 11/06/16
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
24-Hour Notice Period

Arizona Primary - Presidential

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

*Arizona Primary - Congressional

08/30/16

08/10/16

08/11/16 - 08/28/16

*Arkansas Primaries

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional
(NOT HELD)


03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

*California Primaries

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

Colorado Presidential Caucus

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

*Colorado Primary - Congressional

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/09/16 - 06/26/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Connecticut Primary - Presidential

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/07/16 - 04/24/16

*Connecticut Primary - Congressional
(NOT HELD)

08/09/16 2

07/20/16

07/21/16 - 08/07/16

Connecticut Democratic Party Convention - House

05/09/16 2

04/19/16

04/20/16 - 05/07/16

*Connecticut Democratic Party Convention - Senate

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

*Connecticut Republican Party Convention - Congressional

05/09/16 2

04/19/16

04/20/16 - 05/07/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Delaware Primary - Presidential

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/07/16 - 04/24/16

Delaware Primary - Congressional

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/25/16 - 09/11/16

District of Columbia Presidential Convention (R) 03/12/16 02/21/16 02/22/16 - 03/10/16

District of Columbia Primaries

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

Florida Primary - Presidential

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

*Florida Primary - Congressional

08/30/16

08/10/16

08/11/16 - 08/28/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Georgia Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

*Georgia Primary - Congressional

05/24/16

05/04/16

05/05/16 - 05/22/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

07/26/16

07/06/16

07/07/16 - 07/24/16

General Runoff - Congressional

01/10/17

12/21/16

12/22/16 - 01/08/17

Guam Presidential Caucus (D)

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Guam Presidential Convention (R)

03/12/16

02/21/16

02/22/16 - 03/10/16

Guam Primary - Congressional

08/27/16

08/07/16

08/08/16 - 08/25/16

General Runoff - Congressional

11/22/16

11/02/16

11/03/16 - 11/20/16

Hawaii Presidential Caucus (D)

03/26/16

03/06/16

03/07/16 - 03/24/16

Hawaii Presidential Caucus (R)

03/08/16

02/17/16

02/18/16 - 03/06/16

*Hawaii Primary - Congressional

08/13/16

07/24/16

07/25/16 - 08/11/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Idaho Presidential Caucus (D)

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

Idaho Primary - Presidential

03/08/16

02/17/16

02/18/16 - 03/06/16

*Idaho Primary - Congressional

05/17/16

04/27/16

04/28/16 - 05/15/16

*Illinois Primaries

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

*Indiana Primaries

05/03/16 2

04/13/16

04/14/16 - 05/01/16

*Indiana Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/23/16 2

04/03/16

04/04/16 - 04/21/16

*Iowa Primary - Congressional

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/15

Kansas Presidential Caucus

03/05/16

02/14/16

02/15/16 - 03/03/16

*Kansas Primary - Congressional

08/02/16 2

07/13/16

07/14/16 - 07/31/16

*Kansas Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/30/16 2

04/10/16

04/11/16 - 04/28/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Kentucky Presidential Caucus (D)

05/17/16

04/27/16

04/28/16 - 05/15/16

Kentucky Presidential Caucus (R)

03/05/16

02/14/16

02/15/16 - 03/03/16

*Kentucky Primaries

05/17/16

04/27/16

04/28/16 - 05/15/16

Louisiana Primary - Presidential

03/05/16

02/14/16

02/15/16 - 03/03/16

*Louisiana Primary - Congressional

07/22/16 3

07/02/16

07/03/16 - 07/20/16

*General - Congressional

11/08/16 3

10/19/16

10/20/16 - 11/06/16

General Runoff - Congressional

12/10/16 3

11/20/16

11/21/16 - 12/08/16

Maine Presidential Caucus (D)

03/06/16

02/15/16

02/16/16 - 03/04/16

Maine Presidential Caucus (R)

03/05/16

02/14/16

02/15/16 - 03/03/16

Maine Primary - Congressional

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

*Maryland Primaries

04/26/16 2

04/06/16

04/07/16 - 04/24/16

*Maryland Congressional Convention -- Green Party

05/01/16 2

04/11/16

04/12/16 - 04/29/16

*Maryland Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

03/12/16 2

02/21/16

02/22/16 - 03/10/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Massachusetts Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Massachusetts Primary - Congressional

09/08/16

08/19/16

08/20/16 - 09/06/16

Michigan Primary - Presidential

03/08/16

02/17/16

02/18/16 - 03/06/16

Michigan Primary - Congressional

08/02/16 2

07/13/16

07/14/16 - 07/31/16

Michigan Congressional Convention -- Green Party

07/30/16 2

07/10/16

07/11/16 - 07/28/16

Michigan Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party
05/14/16 2
04/24/16 04/25/16 - 05/12/16
Michigan Congressional Convention -- U.S. Taxpayers Party
06/25/16 2
06/05/16 06/06/16 - 06/23/16

Minnesota Presidential Caucus

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Minnesota Primary - Congressional

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/21/16 - 08/07/16

Mississippi Primaries

03/08/16

02/17/16

02/18/16 - 03/06/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional
(NOT HELD)

03/29/16

03/09/16

03/10/16 - 03/27/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Missouri Primary - Presidential

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

*Missouri Primary - Congressional

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/14/16 - 07/31/16

Montana Primaries

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

Nebraska Presidential Caucus (D)

03/05/16

02/14/16

02/15/16 - 03/03/16

Nebraska Primaries

05/10/16

04/20/16

04/21/16 - 05/08/16

Nevada Presidential Caucus (D)

02/20/16

01/31/16

02/01/16 - 02/18/16

Nevada Presidential Caucus (R)

02/23/16

02/03/16

02/04/16 - 02/21/16

*Nevada Primary - Congressional

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

New Hampshire Primary - Presidential

02/09/16

01/20/16

01/21/16 - 02/07/16

*New Hampshire Primary - Congressional

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/25/16 - 09/11/16

New Jersey Primaries

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

New Mexico Primaries

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

New York Primary - Presidential

04/19/16

03/30/16

03/31/16 - 04/17/16

*New York Primary - Congressional

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/09/16 - 06/26/16

North Carolina Primary - Presidential

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

North Carolina Primary - House

06/07/16 4

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

*North Carolina Primary - Senate

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

North Dakota Presidential Caucus (D)

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

North Dakota Presidential Convention (R)

04/02/16

03/13/16

03/14/16 - 03/31/16

*North Dakota Primary - Congressional

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

Northern Mariana Islands Caucus (D)

03/12/16

02/21/16

02/22/16 - 03/10/16

Northern Mariana Islands Caucus (R)

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

*Ohio Primaries

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/25/16 - 03/13/16

Oklahoma Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

*Oklahoma Primary - Congressional

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/09/16 - 06/26/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

08/23/16

08/03/16

08/04/16 - 08/21/16

*Oregon Primaries

05/17/16 2

04/27/16

04/28/16 - 05/15/16

*Oregon Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party
05/27/16 2
05/07/16
05/08/16 - 05/25/16
*Oregon Congressional Convention -- Pacific Green Party
05/21/16 2
05/01/16 05/02/16 - 05/19/16

*Oregon Congressional Party Conventions

TBA 2

TBA

TBA

*Pennsylvania Primaries

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/07/16 - 04/24/16

Puerto Rico Primary - Presidential (D)

06/05/16

05/16/16

05/17/16 - 06/03/16

Puerto Rico Primary - Presidential (R)

03/06/16

02/15/16

02/16/16 - 03/04/16

Puerto Rico Primary - Congressional

06/05/16

05/16/16

05/17/16 - 06/03/16

Rhode Island Primary - Presidential

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/07/16 - 04/24/16

Rhode Island Primary - Congressional

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/25/16 - 09/11/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

South Carolina Primary - Presidential (D)

02/27/16

02/07/16

02/08/16 - 02/25/16

South Carolina Primary - Presidential (R)

02/20/16

01/31/16

02/01/16 -
02/18/16

*South Carolina Primary - Congressional

06/14/16 2

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/09/16 - 06/26/16

*South Carolina Congressional Convention -- American Party

05/14/16 2

04/24/16

04/25/16 - 05/12/16

*South Carolina Congressional Convention -- Constitution Party

05/14/16 2

04/24/16

04/25/16 - 05/12/16

*South Carolina Congressional Convention -- Green Party

04/30/16 2

04/10/16

04/11/16 - 04/28/16

*South Carolina Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

*South Dakota Primaries

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/19/16 - 06/05/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

08/16/16

07/27/16

07/28/16 - 08/14/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Tennessee Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Tennessee Primary - Congressional

08/04/16

07/15/16

07/16/16 - 08/02/16

Texas Primaries

03/01/162

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

05/24/16

05/04/16

05/05/16 - 05/22/16

Texas House -- Minor Party Convention  [Single County Districts #2-3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30]

03/12/16 2

02/21/16

02/22/16 - 03/10/16

Texas House -- Minor Party Convention  [Multi-County Districts #1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36]

03/19/16 2

02/28/16 02/29/16 - 03/17/16
State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Utah Presidential Caucus (D)

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

Utah Presidential Caucus (R)

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/03/16 - 03/20/16

*Utah Congressional Primary

06/28/16 2

06/08/16

06/09/16 - 06/26/16

*Utah Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party

04/23/16 2

04/03/16

04/04/16 - 04/21/16

*Utah Congressional Convention -- Republican Party

04/23/16 2

04/03/16

04/04/16 - 04/21/16

*Utah Congressional Convention -- Constitution Party

04/09/16 2

03/20/16

03/21/16 - 04/07/16

*Utah Congressional Convention -- Independent American Party

04/23/16 2

04/03/16

04/04/16 - 04/21/16

*Utah Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

04/23/16 2

04/03/16

04/04/16 - 04/21/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Vermont Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

*Vermont Primary - Congressional

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/21/16 - 08/07/16

Virgin Islands Presidential Caucus (D)

06/04/16

05/15/16

05/16/16 - 06/02/16

Virgin Islands Presidential Caucus (R)

03/19/16

02/28/16

02/29/16 - 03/17/16

Virgin Islands Primary - Congressional

08/06/16

07/17/16

07/18/16 - 08/04/16

Primary Runoff - Congressional

08/27/16

08/07/16

08/08/16 - 08/25/16

General Runoff - Congressional

11/22/16

11/02/16

11/03/16 - 11/20/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Virginia Primary - Presidential

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/11/16 - 02/28/16

Virginia Primary - Congressional

06/14/16 2

05/25/16

05/26/16 - 06/12/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #1]

05/21/16 2

05/01/16

05/02/16 - 05/19/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #5]

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #6]

05/21/16 2

05/01/16

05/02/16 - 05/19/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #7]

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #9]

05/21/16 2

05/01/16

05/02/16 - 05/19/16

Virginia Congressional Caucus -- Democratic Party [Dist. #10]

06/13/16 2

05/24/16

05/25/16 - 06/11/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #3]

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #5]

05/14/16 2

04/24/16

04/25/16 - 05/12/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #7]

05/21/16 2

05/01/16

05/02/16 - 05/19/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #8]

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Virginia Congressional Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #11]

05/14/16 2

04/24/16

04/25/16 - 05/12/16

State & Type of Election

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Washington Presidential Caucus (D)

03/26/16

03/06/16

03/07/16 - 03/24/16

Washington Presidential Caucus (R)

02/20/16

01/31/16

02/01/16 - 02/18/16

Washington Primary - Presidential

05/24/16

05/04/16

05/05/16 - 05/22/16

*Washington Primary - Congressional

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/14/16 - 07/31/16

West Virginia Primaries

05/10/16 2

04/20/16

04/21/16 - 05/08/16

West Virginia Congressional Convention -- Libertarian Party

05/07/16 2

04/17/16

04/18/16 - 05/05/16

Wisconsin Primary - Presidential

04/05/16

03/16/16

03/17/16 - 04/03/16

*Wisconsin Primary - Congressional

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/21/16 - 08/07/16

Wyoming Presidential Convention (D)

05/28/16

05/08/16

05/09/16 - 05/26/16

Wyoming Presidential Convention (R)

04/14/16

03/25/16

03/26/16 - 04/12/16

Wyoming Primary - Congressional

08/16/16

07/27/16

07/28/16 - 08/14/16

* States holding 2016 Senate elections.

1 Because delegate selection rules vary by state and by party, some Presidential election, caucus and convention dates are not yet available, and the published dates are subject to change.  In some states, for example, one or both major parties intend to hold caucuses but have not finalized their plans.  To account for these and other similar situations, this chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

2 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, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia, it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate congressional candidates.)

3 In AO 2000-29 [PDF], the Commission determined that the last day to qualify for a position on the general election ballot in Louisiana--in this case 07/22/16-- 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 11/08/16. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/08/16 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/10/16.

4 On February 23, 2016, the state of North Carolina changed the primary election date for its U.S. House of Representatives races from March 15, 2016, to June 7, 2016. The date change was necessitated by court ordered redistricting.

 


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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With the 2016 National Party Nominating Conventions

  Convention
Dates
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Democrat

07/25/16 - 07/28/16

07/08/16

07/09/16 - 07/26/16

Republican

07/18/16 - 07/21/16

07/01/16

07/02/16 - 07/19/16


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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With the 2016 General Election

  Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

General Election 5

11/08/16

10/19/16

10/20/16 - 11/06/16

5 Presidential general elections are not held in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.


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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With 2016 Special Elections

 

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

Hawaii 1st Congressional District
Special Primary

11/08/16

10/19/16

10/20/16 - 11/06/16

Kentucky 1st Congressional District
Special General
11/08/16
10/19/16 10/20/16 - 11/06/16
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special Primary
03/15/16
02/24/16 02/25/16 - 03/13/16
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special General
06/07/16
05/18/16 05/19/16 - 06/05/16
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special Primary - Democratic Party
09/13/16
08/24/16 08/25/16 - 09/11/16
Pennsylvania 2nd Congressional District
Special General
11/08/16
10/19/16 10/20/16 - 11/06/16


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