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For Immediate Release
January 28, 2002


Kelly Huff
Ron Harris
Ian Stirton



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.

From January 31 through February 8 the hours are:

Weekdays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

In non-election years, candidate committees and other political committees which normally file quarterly reports, file semi-annual reports. These reports cover financial activity from July 1, 2001, or the date of inception, through December 31, 2001. The reports are due by close of business Thursday, January 31, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent certified or registered mail, reports must be postmarked no later than midnight of the due date. Electronically filed reports must be received by midnight, eastern time, on the filing date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then transmits 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, All reports filed by PACs, political parties, Presidential, Senate 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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