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Electioneering communications periods (2019)

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 special elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use FEC Form 9 [PDF].)

Electioneering Communications periods for 2019 special elections

Special election Election date EC 24-hour notice period
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

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.