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For Immediate Release:                                  Contact:  Ian Stirton
July 10, 1998                                                     Ron Harris
                                                                  Sharon Snyder
                                                                  Kelly Huff

 

 

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 new quarterly campaign disclosure reports filed by Senate and House candidates, PACs, and political party committees.

From July 15 through July 31 the hours are:

Mondays - Fridays ....................9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturdays...................................10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sundays......................................12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

July quarterly reports cover financial activity from April 1, 1998, through June 30, 1998. The reports are due by close of business Wednesday, July 15, if sent regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent certified or registered mail, disclosure reports must be postmarked no later than midnight of the due date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. House, PAC, and party committees file their reports 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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