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Electioneering communications periods (2019-20)

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 (including a special general or special general runoff) or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special primary). 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.

The charts below provide a breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for the 2019-20 special elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use FEC Form 9 [PDF].)

Electioneering Communications periods for 2019-20 special elections

Special election Election date EC 24-hour notice period
California 25th Congressional District Special General

California 25th Congressional District Special Runoff
03/03/20


05/12/20
01/03/20 - 03/03/20


03/13/20 - 05/12/20
Maryland 7th Congressional District Special Primary

Maryland 7th Congressional District Special General
02/04/20


04/28/20
01/05/20 - 02/04/20


02/28/20 - 04/28/20
North Carolina 3rd Congressional District Special Primary

North Carolina 3rd Congressional District Special Primary Runoff

North Carolina 3rd Congressional District Special General

North Carolina 3rd Congressional District Special General
04/30/19


07/09/19 [1]


07/09/19 [1]


09/10/19 [1]
03/31/19 - 04/30/19


06/09/19 - 07/09/19


05/10/19 - 07/09/19


07/12/19 - 09/10/19
North Carolina 9th Congressional District Special Primary

North Carolina 9th Congressional District Special Primary Runoff

North Carolina 9th Congressional District Special General

North Carolina 9th Congressional District Special General
05/14/19


09/10/19 [2]


09/10/19 [2]


11/05/19 [2]
04/14/19 - 05/14/19


08/11/19 - 09/10/19


07/12/19 - 09/10/19


09/06/19 - 11/05/19
Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special General 05/21/19 03/22/19 - 05/21/19
Wisconsin 7th Congressional District Special Primary

Wisconsin 7th Congressional District Special General
02/18/20


05/12/20
01/19/20 - 02/18/20


03/13/20 - 05/12/20

Footnotes:

[1] In the event that Special Runoff Elections are NOT necessary, the Special General Election will be held on July 9, 2019, instead of September 10, 2019.

[2] In the event that Special Runoff Elections are NOT necessary, the Special General Election will be held on September 10, 2019, instead of November 5, 2019.

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