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Electioneering communications periods: presidential 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 presidential primaries. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use Form 9.)


Electioneering communications periods for presidential primaries1

StateElection Date24-Hour Notice Period
Alabama Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Alaska Primary (D)04/10/2020203/11/2020 - 04/10/2020
American Samoa Caucus (D)03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Arizona Primary03/17/202002/16/2020 - 03/17/2020
Arkansas Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
California Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Colorado Primary 03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Connecticut Primary08/11/2020307/12/2020 - 08/11/2020
Delaware Primary07/07/2020406/07/2020 - 07/07/2020
District of Columbia Primary06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Florida Primary03/17/202002/16/2020 - 03/17/2020
Georgia Primary06/09/2020505/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
Guam Caucus (D)06/06/2020605/07/2020 - 06/06/2020
Guam Convention (R)03/14/202002/13/2020 - 03/14/2020
Hawaii Caucus (D)05/22/2020704/22/2020 - 05/22/2020
Hawaii Caucus (R)03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Idaho Primary03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Illinois Primary03/17/202002/16/2020 - 03/17/2020
Indiana Primary06/02/2020805/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Iowa Caucus02/03/202001/04/2020 - 02/03/2020
Kansas Primary (D)05/02/202004/02/2020 - 05/02/2020
Kentucky Primary06/23/2020905/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
Louisiana Primary07/11/20201006/11/2020 - 07/11/2020
Maine Primary 03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Maryland Primary06/02/20201105/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Massachusetts Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Michigan Primary03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Minnesota Primary 03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Mississippi Primary03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Missouri Primary03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Montana Primary06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Nebraska Primary 05/12/202004/12/2020 - 05/12/2020
Nevada Caucus (D)02/22/202001/23/2020 - 02/22/2020
New Hampshire Primary02/11/202001/12/2020 - 02/11/2020
New Jersey Primary07/07/20201206/07/2020 - 07/07/2020
New Mexico Primary06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
New York Primary06/23/20201305/24/2020 - 06/23/2020
North Carolina Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
North Dakota Caucus (D)03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
North Dakota Caucus (R)03/10/202002/09/2020 - 03/10/2020
Northern Mariana Islands Caucus (D)03/14/202002/13/2020 - 03/14/2020
Northern Mariana Islands Caucus (R)03/15/202002/14/2020 - 03/15/2020
Ohio Primary04/28/20201403/29/2020 - 04/28/2020
Oklahoma Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Oregon Primary05/19/202004/19/2020 - 05/19/2020
Pennsylvania Primary06/02/20201505/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Puerto Rico Primary (D)07/12/20201606/12/2020 - 07/12/2020
Rhode Island Primary06/02/20201705/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
South Carolina Primary (D)02/29/202001/30/2020 - 02/29/2020
South Dakota Primary06/02/202005/03/2020 - 06/02/2020
Tennessee Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Texas Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Utah Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Vermont Primary03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Virgin Islands Caucus (D)06/06/202005/07/2020 - 06/06/2020
Virginia Primary (D)03/03/202002/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Virginia Convention (R)08/15/20201807/16/2020 - 08/15/2020
West Virginia Primary06/09/20201905/10/2020 - 06/09/2020
Wisconsin Primary 04/07/202003/08/2020 - 04/07/2020
Wyoming Caucus (D)04/17/20202003/18/2020 - 04/17/2020
Wyoming Convention (R)05/09/202004/09/2020 - 05/09/2020
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