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Electioneering communications periods: national party nominating conventions (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 periods for the presidential nominating conventions. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use Form 9.)

Electioneering communications periods for national party nominating conventions

PartyConvention datesEC 24-Hour Notice period
Democrat08/17/2020 - 08/20/2020107/18/2020 - 08/20/2020
Republican08/24/2020 - 08/27/202007/25/2020 - 08/27/2020