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Electioneering communications periods: general election (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 the electioneering communications period for the general election. During this EC period, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use Form 9.)


Electioneering communications period for the general election

Election dateEC 24-Hour Notice period
General election11/03/202009/04/2020 - 11/03/2020
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