FEC Cites Two Committees for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Reports
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission (FEC) cited two campaign committees for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as revised (the Act), for Washington’s primary election being held on August 17, 2010.
As of August 13, 2010, the required disclosure reports had not been received from:
The reports were due on August 5, 2010, and should have included financial activity for the period July 1, 2010, through July 28, 2010. If sent by certified or registered mail, the reports should have been postmarked by August 2, 2010.
The FEC notified committees involved in the Washington primary election of their potential filing requirements on July 12, 2010. Those committees that did not file on the due date were sent notification on August 6, 2010 that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.