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Electioneering communications periods: congressional primaries (2020)

Electioneering communications (EC) 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.

A chronological listing of electioneering communications dates can be found on the FEC Calendar.

The following chart provides a state-by-state breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for congressional primaries. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use Form 9.)

Electioneering communications periods for congressional primaries1

State & type of electionElection dateEC 24-Hour Notice period
Alabama Primary*03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Alabama Runoff*07/14/2020206/14/2020 - 07/14/2020
Alaska Primary*08/18/202007/19/2020 - 08/18/2020
American Samoa General11/03/202009/04/2020 - 11/03/2020
Arizona Primary *08/04/202007/05/2020 - 08/04/2020
Arkansas Primary*03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Arkansas Runoff*03/31/202003/01/2020 - 03/31/2020
California Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Colorado Primary*06/30/202005/31/2020 - 06/30/2020
Connecticut Primary08/11/2020307/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Connecticut Convention - Democratic Party05/11/2020304/11/2020 - 05/11/2020
Connecticut Convention - Republican Party [Dist. # 1]05/07/2020304/07/2020 - 05/07/2020
Connecticut Convention - Republican Party [Dist. # 2]05/11/2020304/11/2020 - 05/11/2020
Connecticut Convention - Republican Party [Dist. # 3]05/12/2020304/12/2020 - 05/12/2020
Connecticut Convention - Republican Party [Dist. # 4]05/13/2020304/13/2020 - 05/13/2020
Connecticut Convention - Republican Party [Dist. # 5]05/14/2020304/14/2020 - 05/14/2020
Delaware Primary*09/15/202008/16/2020 - 09/15/2020
District of Columbia Primary06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Florida Primary08/18/202007/19/2020 - 08/18/2020
Georgia Primary*05/19/202004/19/2020 - 05/19/2020
Georgia Runoff*07/21/202006/21/2020 - 07/21/2020
Georgia General Runoff*01/05/202111/06/2020 - 01/05/2021
Guam Primary08/29/202007/30/2020 - 08/29/2020
Guam General Runoff11/17/202009/18/2020 - 11/17/2020
Hawaii Primary08/08/202007/09/2020 - 08/08/2020
Idaho Primary*05/19/202004/19/2020 - 05/19/2020
Illinois Primary*03/17/202002/16/2020 - 03/17/2020
Indiana Primary06/02/20203,405/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Indiana Convention - Libertarian03/07/2020302/06/2020 - 03/07/2020
Iowa Primary*06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Kansas Primary*08/04/2020307/05/2020 - 08/04/2020
Kansas Convention - Libertarian Party*04/18/2020303/19/2020 - 04/18/2020
Kentucky Primary*06/23/2020505/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
Louisiana Primary*07/17/2020606/17/2020 - 07/17/2020
Louisiana General*11/03/2020609/04/2020 - 11/03/2020
Louisiana General Runoff*12/05/2020610/06/2020 - 12/05/2020
Maine Primary*06/09/202005/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
Maryland Primary06/02/20203,705/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Massachusetts Primary*09/01/202008/02/2020 - 09/01/2020
Michigan Primary*08/04/2020307/05/2020 - 08/04/2020
Michigan Convention - Green Party*06/20/2020305/21/2020 - 06/20/2020
Michigan Convention - US Taxpayers Party*07/25/2020306/25/2020 - 07/25/2020
Minnesota Primary*08/11/202007/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Mississippi Primary*03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Mississippi Runoff*06/23/2020805/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
Missouri Primary08/04/202007/05/2020 - 08/04/2020
Montana Primary*06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Nebraska Primary*05/12/202004/12/2020 - 05/12/2020
Nevada Primary06/09/202005/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
New Hampshire Primary*09/08/202008/09/2020 - 09/08/2020
New Jersey Primary*06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
New Mexico Primary*06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
New York Primary06/23/202005/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
North Carolina Primary*03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
North Carolina Runoff*06/23/2020905/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
North Dakota Primary06/09/202005/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
Northern Mariana Islands11/03/202009/04/2020 - 11/03/2020
Ohio Primary04/28/20201003/29/2020 - 04/28/2020
Oklahoma Primary*06/30/202005/31/2020 - 06/30/2020
Oklahoma Runoff*08/25/202007/26/2020 - 08/25/2020
Oregon Primary*05/19/2020304/19/2020 - 05/19/2020
Pennsylvania Primary06/02/20201105/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Puerto Rico Primary06/07/202005/08/2020 - 06/07/2020
Rhode Island Primary*09/08/202008/09/2020 - 09/08/2020
South Carolina Primary*06/09/2020305/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
South Carolina Runoff*06/23/2020305/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
South Carolina Convention - Alliance Party*04/18/2020303/19/2020 - 04/18/2020
South Carolina Convention - Constitution*04/18/2020303/19/2020 - 04/18/2020
South Carolina Convention - Libertarian*06/13/2020305/14/2020 - 06/13/2020
South Dakota Primary*06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
South Dakota Runoff*08/11/202007/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Tennessee Primary*08/06/202007/07/2020 - 08/06/2020
Texas Primary*03/03/2020302/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Texas Runoff*07/14/20201206/14/2020 - 07/14/2020
Texas Convention - Minor Party Senate*04/18/2020303/19/2020 - 04/18/2020
Texas Convention - Minor Party Single-County [Dist. #s 2-3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30]03/14/2020302/13/2020 - 03/14/2020
Texas Convention - Minor Party Multi-County [Dist. #s 1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36]03/21/2020302/20/2020 - 03/21/2020
Utah Primary06/23/2020305/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
Utah Convention - Democratic Party04/25/2020303/26/2020 - 04/25/2020
Utah Convention - Libertarian Party04/25/2020303/26/2020 - 04/25/2020
Utah Convention - Republican Party04/25/2020303/26/2020 - 04/25/2020
Utah Convention - United Utah Party04/18/2020303/19/2020 - 04/18/2020
Vermont Primary08/11/202007/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Virgin Islands Primary08/01/202007/02/2020 - 08/01/2020
Virgin Islands General Runoff11/17/202009/18/2020 - 11/17/2020
Virginia Primary*06/09/2020305/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
Virginia Convention -
Democratic Party [Dist. # 9]
05/02/2020304/02/2020 - 05/02/2020
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 4]
TBA3,13TBA - TBA
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 5]
TBA3,13TBA - TBA
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 7]
TBA3,13TBA - TBA
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 8]
05/30/2020304/30/2020 - 05/30/2020
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 10]
05/30/2020304/30/2020 - 05/30/2020
Virginia Convention -
Republican Party [Dist. # 11]
05/30/2020304/30/2020 - 05/30/2020
West Virginia Primary*06/09/20203,1405/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
West Virginia Convention - Libertarian Party*04/04/2020303/05/2020 - 04/04/2020
West Virginia Convention - Mountain Party*06/06/2020305/07/2020 - 06/06/2020
Wisconsin Primary08/11/202007/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Wyoming Primary*08/18/202007/19/2020 - 08/18/2020


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