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Electioneering communications periods: special elections (2020)

Electioneering communications 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 breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for the 2020 special elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use Form 9.)


Electioneering communications periods for special elections

Special electionElection dateEC 24-Hour Notice period
California 25th Congressional District
Special General
03/03/202001/03/2020 - 03/03/2020
California 25th Congressional District
Special Runoff
05/12/202003/13/2020 - 05/12/2020
Georgia Senate
Special General
11/03/202009/04/2020 - 11/03/2020
Georgia Senate
Special Runoff
01/05/202111/06/2020 - 01/05/2021
Maryland 7th Congressional District
Special Primary
02/04/202001/05/2020 - 02/04/2020
Maryland 7th Congressional District
Special General
04/28/202002/28/2020 - 04/28/2020
New York 27th Congressional District
Special General
04/28/202002/28/2020 - 04/28/2020
Wisconsin 7th Congressional District
Special Primary
02/18/202001/19/2020 - 02/18/2020
Wisconsin 7th Congressional District
Special General
05/12/202003/13/2020 - 05/12/2020
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