News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                              Contact:  Kelly Huff
January 21, 1999                                                                                                              Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                             Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                             Ian Stirton

FEC ANNOUNCES WEEKEND AND EXTENDED HOURS

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission has scheduled weekend and extended hours for the Public Records Office to accommodate press and public seeking review of campaign disclosure reports filed by Senate and House candidates, PACs, and political party committees.

From January 30 through February 7 the hours are:

Monday - Friday .....……………...9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturdays (Jan. 30 and Feb. 6)….10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sundays (Jan. 31 and Feb. 7) …..12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Year - end reports include financial activity through December 31, 1998, and are due by close of business Sunday, January 31, 1999, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent by certified or registered mail, these reports must be postmarked by midnight of the due date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. All other committees file their reports directly with the FEC.

Digital images of campaign finance reports are now available on the FEC Website, www.fec.gov. All 1997-98 cycle reports filed by PACs, political parties, Presidential, and House campaigns are available for viewing on the Web within 48 hours of the reports being received by the FEC.

The Public Records Office is now accepting Visa and Mastercard as method of payment for copying documents and deposits for Public Records accounts. The telephone number for the Public Records Office is (202) 694-1120, or toll-free (800) 424-9530 (extension #3). The FAXline number is 202/501-3413.

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