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Federal Election Activity (FEA) periods (2019-20)

According to Federal Election Commission regulations concerning "Federal Election Activity" (FEA), political party committees that conduct FEA must pay for this activity with federally permissible funds or, in some cases, may allocate the costs between federal and Levin funds or pay for them entirely with federal funds. For more information, please consult the regulations, referenced above, or see the FEC website for political party committees' making disbursements section.

In order to help committees determine whether their planned voter identification, get-out-the-vote and generic campaign activities will constitute FEA, the charts on this page list the relevant time frames for each 2019-20 special election.

2019-20 Federal Election Activity periods

Special election FEA period for voter ID, generic campaign activity & GOTV FEA voter registration period(s)
California 25th Congressional District
Special General & Runoff
11/15/19 - 05/12/20 n/a
Maryland 7th Congressional District
Special Primary & General
10/28/19 - 04/28/20 n/a
North Carolina 3rd Congressional District
Special Primary, Primary Runoff & General
02/27/19 - 09/10/19 [1] n/a
North Carolina 9th Congressional District
Special Primary, Primary Runoff & General
03/04/19 - 11/05/19 [2] n/a
Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District
Special General
01/25/19 - 05/21/19 n/a
Wisconsin 7th Congressional District
Special Primary & General
10/19/19 - 05/12/20 n/a

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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