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General election report notice for quarterly filing PACs and parties (2020)


Current report due

I. Quarterly filers that make general election contributions or expenditures from October 1 through October 14

ReportReporting period [1]Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadlineFiling deadline
Pre-General [2]10/01/2020 - 10/14/202010/19/202010/22/2020
Post-General10/15/2020 - 11/23/202012/03/202012/03/2020


II. Quarterly filers that do not make general election contributions or expenditures from October 1 through October 14 [3]

ReportReporting period [1]Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadlineFiling deadline
Post-General10/01/2020 - 11/23/202012/03/202012/03/2020


Pre-General election reporting

Party committees and PACs (separate segregated funds, committees with non-contribution accounts [Hybrid or Carey PACS] and other nonconnected committees) must follow the referenced charts to determine whether they must file a report 12 days before the November 3 general election (Pre-General Report). All Party committees and PACs, regardless of their financial activity, must file a report 30 days after the general election (Post-General Report). For the pre-election reporting guidelines, consult the Record article Reports Due in 2020.



Reporting schedule for remainder of 2020

ReportReporting period [1]Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadlineFiling deadline
Year-End11/24/2020 - 12/31/202001/31/202101/31/2021 [4]


FOOTNOTES:

[1] These dates indicate the beginning and end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered up through the close of books for the first report due.

[2] Required only if committee makes contributions or expenditures in connection with the general election during the reporting period.

[3] Committees that made general election contributions or expenditures before October 1 and did not previously disclose them must also follow Chart I.

[4] Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail, or electronically, must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.