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 date||EC 24-Hour Notice period||General election||11/03/2020||09/04/2020 - 11/03/2020|