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General election report notice for congressional committees (2020)

Current report due for
2020 general election candidate committees

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Pre-General 10/01/2020 - 10/14/2020 10/19/2020 10/22/2020
48-Hour Notices
(candidates only)
10/15/2020 - 10/31/2020 n/a filing info
Post-General 10/15/2020 - 11/23/2020 12/03/2020 12/03/2020

Pre- and post-election reports

Congressional committees

The principal campaign committee of any candidate participating in a 2020 state primary, nominating convention or runoff election–even if unopposed–must also file a pre-election report 12 days prior to the primary, nominating convention or runoff. The principal campaign committee of a candidate participating in the general election must file Pre- and Post-General Reports. Separate notices will be sent to explain these additional reporting obligations.

Reporting schedule for remainder of 2020

I. 2020 general election candidates

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Year-End 11/24/2020 - 12/31/2020 01/31/2021 01/31/2021 [2]

II. Unsuccessful 2020 primary election campaign committees and candidates not active in 2020 elections

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Year-End 10/01/2020 - 12/31/2020 01/31/2021 01/31/2021 [2]

Note for committees not required to file a Post-General Report (chart II)

For candidates who ran in 2020 but did not participate in the general election, the reporting period for the Year-End Report spans two election cycles. For this report only, committees should instead use the Post-Election Detailed Summary Page (Form 3, Pages 5-8). Committees should not use the normal Detailed Summary Page.


[1] These dates indicate the beginning and end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered up through the close of books for the first report due.

[2] Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail, or electronically, must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.