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2012 Congressional Pre-Election Reporting Dates

The alphabetical list below provides basic reporting information for each state. Links to the report notices for each state and a chronological listing of pre-election reporting dates on the FEC Calendar will be added at a later date.

NOTE: Election dates are subject to change.  This chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Alabama - California
Colorado - Georgia
Guam - Kentucky
Louisiana - Missouri

Montana - Ohio
Oklahoma - Tennessee
Texas - Virgin Islands
Virginia - Wyoming
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Alabama
[HTML] [PDF]
03/13/12
02/22/12
02/27/12
03/01/12
02/23/12 - 03/10/12

Runoff
(NOT HELD)

04/24/12
04/04/12
04/09/12
04/12/12 1
04/05/12 - 04/21/12
Alaska
[HTML] [PDF]
08/28/12
08/08/12
08/13/12
08/16/12
08/09/12 - 08/25/12
American Samoa
[HTML] [PDF]
11/06/12
10/17/12
10/22/12
10/25/12
10/18/12 - 11/03/12
* Arizona
[HTML] [PDF]
08/28/12
08/08/12
08/13/12
08/16/12
08/09/12 - 08/25/12
Arkansas
[HTML] [PDF]

05/22/12
05/02/12
05/07/12
05/10/12
05/03/12 - 05/19/12

Runoff

06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12 2
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12
* California
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Colorado
[HTML] [PDF]
06/26/12
06/06/12
06/11/12
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12
* Connecticut
[HTML] [PDF]
08/14/12
07/25/12
07/30/12
08/02/12
07/26/12 - 08/11/12
Connecticut Convention - Democratic Party (House)
[HTML] [PDF]
05/14/12
04/24/12
04/29/12 2
05/02/12
04/25/12 - 05/11/12
* Connecticut Convention - Democratic Party (Senate)
[HTML] [PDF]
05/12/12
04/22/12 04/27/12 04/30/12 04/23/12 - 05/09/12
* Connecticut Convention - Republican Party (House/Senate)
[HTML] [PDF]
05/18/12
04/28/12
05/03/12
05/06/12
04/29/12 - 05/15/12
* Delaware
[HTML] [PDF]
09/11/12
08/22/12
08/27/12
08/30/12
08/23/12 - 09/08/12
District of Columbia
[HTML] [PDF]
04/03/12
03/14/12
03/19/12
03/22/12
03/15/12 - 03/31/12
* Florida
[HTML] [PDF]
08/14/12
07/25/12
07/30/12
08/02/12
07/26/12 - 08/11/12

Georgia
[HTML] [PDF]

07/31/12
07/11/12
07/16/12
07/19/12
07/12/12 - 07/28/12

Runoff

08/21/12
08/01/12
08/06/12
08/09/12
08/02/12 - 08/18/12

General Runoff
(NOT HELD)

12/04/12
11/14/12
11/19/12
11/22/12
11/15/12 - 12/01/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Guam
[HTML] [PDF]
09/01/12
08/12/12
08/17/12
08/20/12
08/13/12 - 8/29/12
General Runoff
(NOT HELD)
11/20/12
10/31/12 11/08/12 6 11/08/12 11/01/12 - 11/17/12
* Hawaii
[HTML] [PDF]
08/11/12
07/22/12
07/27/12
07/30/12
07/23/12 - 08/08/12
Idaho
[HTML] [PDF]
05/15/12
04/25/12
04/30/12
05/03/12
04/26/12 - 05/12/12

Illinois
[HTML] [PDF]

03/20/12
02/29/12
03/05/12
03/08/12
03/01/12 - 03/17/12
* Indiana
[HTML] [PDF]
05/08/12
04/18/12
04/23/12
04/26/12
04/19/12 - 05/05/12
* Indiana Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
03/24/12
03/04/12
03/09/12
03/12/12
03/05/12 - 03/21/12
Iowa
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12
Kansas
[HTML] [PDF]
08/07/12
07/18/12
07/23/12
07/26/12
07/19/12 - 08/04/12
Kansas Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
03/24/12
03/04/12
03/09/12
03/12/12
03/05/12 - 03/21/12
Kansas Convention - Reform Party
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
* Kentucky
[HTML] [PDF]
05/22/12
05/02/12
05/07/12
05/10/12
05/03/12 - 05/19/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Louisiana
[HTML] [PDF]
08/17/12 3
07/28/12
08/02/12
08/05/12 4
07/29/12 - 08/14/12

General

11/06/12
10/17/12
10/22/12
10/25/12
10/18/12 - 11/03/12

General Runoff
(LA/03 ONLY)
[HTML] [PDF]

12/08/12
11/18/12
11/23/12
11/26/12
11/19/12 - 12/05/12
* Maine
[HTML] [PDF]
06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12 2
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12

* Maryland
[HTML] [PDF]

04/03/12
03/14/12
03/19/12
03/22/12
03/15/12 - 03/31/12
* Maryland Convention - Green Party
[HTML] [PDF]
05/12/12
04/22/12
04/27/12
04/30/12
04/23/12 - 05/09/12
* Maryland Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
03/03/12
02/12/12
02/17/12
02/20/12 4
02/13/12 - 02/29/12
* Massachusetts
[HTML] [PDF]
09/06/12
08/17/12
08/22/12
08/25/12 4
08/18/12 - 09/03/12
* Michigan
[HTML] [PDF]
08/07/12
07/18/12
07/23/12
07/26/12
07/19/12 - 08/04/12
* Michigan Convention - Green Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/03/12
05/14/12
05/19/12 2
05/22/12
05/15/12 - 05/31/12
* Michigan Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/02/12
05/13/12
05/18/12
05/21/12
05/14/12 - 05/30/12
* Michigan Convention - Natural Law Party
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
* Michigan Convention - US Taxpayers Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/16/12
05/27/12
06/01/12
06/04/12
05/28/12 - 06/13/12
* Minnesota
[HTML] [PDF]
08/14/12
07/25/12
07/30/12
08/02/12
07/26/12 - 08/11/12
Mississippi
[HTML] [PDF]
03/13/12
02/22/12
02/27/12
03/01/12
02/23/12 - 03/10/12

Runoff
(NOT HELD)

04/03/12
03/14/12
03/19/12
03/22/12
03/15/12 - 03/31/12
* Missouri
[HTML] [PDF]
08/07/12
07/18/12
07/23/12
07/26/12
07/19/12 - 08/04/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

* Montana
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12
* Nebraska
[HTML] [PDF]
05/15/12
04/25/12
04/30/12
05/03/12
04/26/12 - 05/12/12
* Nevada
[HTML] [PDF]
06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12
New Hampshire
[HTML] [PDF]
09/11/12
08/22/12
08/27/12
08/30/12
08/23/12 - 09/08/11
* New Jersey
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12
* New Mexico
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12
* New York
[HTML] [PDF]
06/26/12
06/06/12
6/11/12
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12
North Carolina
[HTML] [PDF]
05/08/12
04/18/12
04/23/12
04/26/12
04/19/12 - 05/05/12

Runoff

07/17/12
06/27/12
07/02/12
07/05/12 5
06/28/12 - 07/14/12
* North Dakota
[HTML] [PDF]
06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12 2
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12
Northern Mariana Islands
[HTML] [PDF]
11/06/12
10/17/12
10/22/12
10/25/12
10/18/12 - 11/03/12
* Ohio
[HTML] [PDF]
03/06/12
02/15/12
02/20/12 2
02/23/12
02/16/12 - 03/03/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Oklahoma
[HTML] [PDF]
06/26/12
06/06/12
06/11/12
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12

Runoff

08/28/12
08/08/12
08/13/12
08/16/12
08/09/12 - 08/25/12
Oregon
[HTML] [PDF]
05/15/12
04/25/12
04/30/12
05/03/12
04/26/12 - 05/12/12

Oregon Convention - Constitution Party
[HTML] [PDF]

05/19/12
04/29/12
05/04/12
05/07/12
04/30/12 - 05/16/12
Oregon Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/29/12
06/09/12
06/14/12
06/17/12 4
06/10/12 - 06/26/12
Oregon Primary - Independent Party [HTML] [PDF]
07/17/12
06/27/12
07/02/12
07/05/12 5
06/28/12 - 07/14/12
Oregon Convention - Oregon Progressive Party
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Oregon Convention - Pacific Green Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/02/12
05/13/12
05/18/12
05/21/12
05/14/12 - 05/30/12
Oregon Convention - Working Families Party
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
* Pennsylvania
[HTML] [PDF]
04/24/12
04/04/12
04/09/12
04/12/12 1
04/05/12 - 04/21/12
Puerto Rico
[HTML] [PDF]

03/18/12

02/27/12 03/03/12 2 03/06/12 02/28/12 - 03/15/12
* Rhode Island
[HTML] [PDF]
09/11/12
08/22/12
08/27/12
08/30/12
08/23/12 - 09/08/12
South Carolina
[HTML] [PDF]
06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12 2
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12

Runoff

06/26/12
06/06/12
06/14/12 6
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12

South Carolina Convention - Constitution Party
[HTML] [PDF]

05/12/12
04/22/12
04/27/12
04/30/12
04/23/12 - 05/09/12

South Carolina Convention - Green Party
[HTML] [PDF]

04/28/12
04/08/12
04/13/12
04/16/12
04/09/12 - 04/25/12

South Carolina Convention - Libertarian Party [HTML] [PDF]

04/21/12
04/01/12
04/06/12
04/09/12 1
04/02/12 - 04/18/12

South Carolina Convention - United Citizens Party

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

South Carolina Convention - Working Families Party
[HTML] [PDF]

05/05/12
04/15/12
04/20/12
04/23/12
04/16/12 - 05/02/12
South Dakota
[HTML] [PDF]
06/05/12
05/16/12
05/21/12
05/24/12
05/17/12 - 06/02/12

Runoff

06/26/12
06/06/12
06/11/12
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12
* Tennessee
[HTML] [PDF]
08/02/12
07/13/12
07/18/12
07/21/12 4
07/14/12 - 07/30/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

* Texas
[HTML] [PDF]
05/29/12
05/09/12
05/14/12
05/17/12
05/10/12 - 05/26/12

Runoff

07/31/12
07/11/12
07/16/12
07/19/12
07/12/12 - 07/28/12
* Texas Senate Convention - Minor Party
[HTML] [PDF]
06/09/12
05/20/12
05/25/12
05/28/12 4
05/21/12 - 06/06/12

Texas Conventions - Minor Party
[HTML] [PDF]
[Single-County Districts # 2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30]

03/17/12
02/26/12
03/02/12
03/05/12
02/27/12 - 03/14/12

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

03/24/12
03/04/12
03/09/12
03/12/12
03/05/12 - 03/21/12
* Utah
[HTML] [PDF]
06/26/12
06/06/12
06/11/12
06/14/12
06/07/12 - 06/23/12
* Utah Convention - Constitution Party
[HTML] [PDF]
04/07/12
03/18/12
03/23/12
03/26/12
03/19/12 - 04/04/12
* Utah Convention - Democratic Party
[HTML] [PDF]
04/21/12
04/01/12
04/06/12
04/09/12
04/02/12 - 04/18/12
* Utah Convention - Republican Party
[HTML] [PDF]
04/21/12
04/01/12
04/06/12
04/09/12
04/02/12 - 04/18/12
* Utah Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML] [PDF]
04/21/12
04/01/12
04/06/12
04/09/12
04/02/12 - 04/18/12
* Vermont
[HTML] [PDF]
08/28/12
08/08/12
08/13/12
08/16/12
08/09/12 - 08/25/12
Virgin Islands
[HTML] [PDF]
09/08/12
08/19/12
08/24/12
08/27/12
08/20/12 - 09/05/12

Primary Runoff

09/22/12
09/02/12
09/10/12 6
09/10/12
09/03/12 - 09/19/12
General Runoff
(NOT HELD)
11/20/12
10/31/12 11/08/12 6 11/08/12 11/01/12 - 11/17/12
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

* Virginia
[HTML] [PDF]
06/12/12
05/23/12
05/28/12 2
05/31/12
05/24/12 - 06/09/12
Virginia Convention - Democratic Party
[Dist. #s 1, 10]
[HTML] [PDF]
05/12/12
04/22/12
04/27/12
04/30/12
04/23/12 - 05/09/12
Virginia Convention - Democratic Party
[Dist. #s 5, 9]
[HTML] [PDF]
05/19/12
04/29/12
05/04/12
05/07/12
04/30/12 - 05/16/12
Virginia Convention - Democratic Party
[Dist. # 7]
[HTML] [PDF]
04/28/12
04/08/12
04/13/12
04/16/12
04/09/12 - 04/25/12
* Washington
[HTML] [PDF]
08/07/12
07/18/12
07/23/12
07/26/12
07/19/12 - 08/04/12
* West Virginia
[HTML] [PDF]
05/08/12
04/18/12
04/23/12
04/26/12
04/19/12 - 05/05/12
* Wisconsin
[HTML] [PDF]
08/14/12
07/25/12
07/30/12
08/02/12
07/26/12 - 08/11/12
* Wyoming
[HTML] [PDF]
08/21/12
08/01/12
08/06/12
08/09/12
08/02/12 - 08/18/12


+ This date indicates the end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered as a political committee with the Commission up through the close of books for the first report due.

++Reports sent by Registered or Certified mail must be postmarked on or before the mailing deadline. Committees should keep the mailing receipt with its postmark as proof of filing. If using overnight mail, the delivery service must receive the report on or before the mailing deadline. "Overnight mail" includes Priority or Express Mail having a delivery confirmation, or an overnight delivery service with which the report is scheduled for next business day delivery and is recorded in the service's on-line tracking system. Reports filed by any other means must be received by the Commission (or Secretary of the Senate for Senate committees) before the close of business on the last business day before the filing deadline.

* States holding 2012 Senate elections.

** Filed by candidate committees only. 48-Hour Notices are required if the campaign committee receives any contribution (including in-kind gifts or advances of goods or services; loans from the candidate or other non-bank sources; and guarantees or endorsements of bank loans to the candidate or committee) of $1,000 or more per source, during the applicable period.

1 The April Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing the Alabama Pre-Runoff and Pennsylvania Pre-Primary Reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

2 Notice that the registered/certified & overnight mailing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. The report should be postmarked before that date.

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 08/17/12-- 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 11/06/12. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/06/12 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/01/12.

4 Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail, or electronically, must be received before the Commission’s (or the Secretary of the Senate’s) close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

5 The July Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing the North Carolina Pre-Runoff and Oregon Independent Party Pre-Convention Reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

6 The mailing deadline is the same as the filing deadline because the computed mailing deadline would fall one day before the primary/general is held.

 

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