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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, 2009, 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 breakdown of the periods during which 48- and 24-hour reports of Independent Expenditures must be filed in connection with 2009-10 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 in connection with 2009-10 Special Elections

Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Notice Period

Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Notice Period

California 10th District
Special General
09/01/09
01/01/09 - 08/12/09
08/13/09 - 08/30/09
California 10th District
Special Runoff
11/03/09
01/01/09 - 10/14/09
10/15/09 - 11/01/09
California 32nd District
Special General
05/19/09
01/01/09 - 04/29/09
04/30/09 - 05/17/09
California 32nd District
Special Runoff
07/14/09
01/01/09 - 06/24/09
06/25/09 - 07/12/09
Florida 19th District
Special Primary
02/02/10
01/01/10 - 01/13/10
01/14/10 - 01/31/10
Florida 19th District
Special General
04/13/10
01/01/10 - 03/24/10
03/25/10 - 04/11/10
Illinois 5th District
Special Primary
03/03/09
01/01/09 - 02/11/09
02/12/09 - 03/01/09
Illinois 5th District
Special General
04/07/09
01/01/09 - 03/18/09
03/19/09 - 04/05/09
Massachusetts Senate
Special Primary
12/08/09
01/01/09 - 11/18/09
11/19/09 - 12/06/09
Massachusetts Senate
Special General
01/19/10
01/01/09 - 12/30/09
12/31/09 - 01/17/10
New York 20th District
Special General
03/31/09
01/01/09 - 03/11/09
03/12/09 - 03/29/09
New York 23rd District
Special General
11/03/09
01/01/09 - 10/14/09
10/15/09 - 11/01/09