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2013 Reporting Dates

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Special Elections:

FOOTNOTE:
1 In the event that Special Runoff Elections are NOT necessary, the Special General Election will be held on November 5, 2013, instead of December 17, 2013.

2 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 08/21/13-- must be considered the primary election date for Louisiana candidates. See 11 CFR 100.2(c)(4)(i). The special election for candidates seeking federal office is the special general election scheduled for 10/19/13. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 10/19/13 special general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a special runoff election will be held on 11/16/13.

 

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Filing Frequency by Type of Filer

House and Senate Campaign Committees 1

Frequency: Quarterly only

Presidential Campaign Committees

Frequency: Quarterly OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

National Party Committees

Frequency: Monthly only

State, District and Local Party Committees 2

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)

Political Action Committees (SSF/Nonconnected)

Frequency: Semi-annual OR Monthly
(see Change in Filing Frequency section below)


CHANGE IN FILING FREQUENCY

Some committees may choose to change their reporting schedule (for example, from monthly to semi-annual). Those that wish to do so must notify the Commission in writing and may change their filing frequency no more than once per calendar year.


FOOTNOTES:

1 This category includes committees of candidates retiring debts from a previous election or running for a future election.

2 State, district and local party committees that engage in reportable "federal election activity" ("FEA") must file on a monthly basis. A committee that filed monthly in 2012 due to its FEA must notify the Commission in writing if it wishes to file semi-annually in 2013.

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2013 Reporting Deadlines

Quarterly Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2012  
December 31, 2012
 
January 31, 2013
April Quarterly
March 31, 2013
April 15, 2013
July Quarterly
June 30, 2013
July 15, 2013
October Quarterly
September 30, 2013
October 15, 2013
Year-End 2013
December 31, 2013
January 31, 2014

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Semi-annual Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2012
December 31, 2012
January 31, 2013
Mid-Year
June 30, 2013
July 31, 2013
Year-End 2013
December 31, 2013
January 31, 2014 3

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Monthly Reports

Report
Close of Books
 
Filing Deadline
[see Method of Filing section below]
Year-End 2012
December 31, 2012
January 31, 2013
February  
January 31, 2013
February 20, 2013
March
February 28, 2013
March 20, 2013
April
March 31, 2013
April 20, 20133
May
April 30, 2013
May 20, 2013
June
May 31, 2013
June 20, 2013
July
June 30, 2013
July 20, 20133
August
July 31, 2013
August 20, 2013
September
August 31, 2013
September 20, 2013
October
September 30, 2013
October 20, 20133
November
October 31, 2013
November 20, 2013
December
November 30, 2013
December 20, 2013
Year-End 2013
December 31, 2013
January 31, 2014

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METHODS OF FILING REPORTS

Electronic Filing

Reports filed electronically must be received and validated by the Commission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the filing deadline.

Paper Filing - Meeting the Filing Deadline

Paper Report filing options -- Registered, Certified or Overnight or First Class Mail.


FOOTNOTE:

3 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 by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

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Electioneering Communications


Electioneering communications are television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed to the relevant electorate within 60 days prior to a general election or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special election). Individuals and other persons who make electioneering communications that aggregate in excess of $10,000 in the calendar year must file disclosure statements with the Commission within 24 hours of distribution to the public.

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Independent Expenditures


Any individual, PAC or party committee that makes independent expenditures may have to disclose those expenditures within 48- or 24-hours, depending upon the date and amount of the expenditure. Please note, these special reports apply only to independent expenditures and not to direct contributions to candidates.

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