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|
|Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Special General||05/21/19||03/22/19 - 05/21/19|