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Special election report notice

Georgia Special Election
5th Congressional District


If only the special general is held (09/29/2020), political committees involved must file:

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Special Pre-General 07/01/2020 - 09/09/2020 09/14/2020 09/17/2020
48-Hour Notices
(candidates only)
09/10/2020 - 09/26/2020 n/a filing info
October Quarterly 09/10/2020 - 09/30/2020 10/15/2020 10/15/2020
Special Post-General 10/01/2020 - 10/19/2020 10/29/2020 10/29/2020 [2]
Year-End 10/20/2020 - 12/31/2020 01/31/2021 01/31/2021 [3]


If two elections are held, political committees involved in both the special general (09/29/2020) and special runoff (12/01/2020) must file:

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Special Pre-General 07/01/2020 - 09/09/2020 09/14/2020 09/17/2020
48-Hour Notices
(candidates only)
09/10/2020 - 09/26/2020 n/a filing info
October Quarterly 09/10/2020 - 09/30/2020 10/15/2020 10/15/2020
Special Pre-Runoff 10/01/2020 - 11/11/2020 11/16/2020 11/19/2020
48-Hour Notices
(candidates only)
11/12/2020 - 11/28/2020 n/a filing info
Special Post-Runoff 11/12/2020 - 12/21/2020 12/31/2020 12/31/2020
Year-End 12/22/2020 - 12/31/2020 01/31/2021 01/31/2021 [3]


If two elections are held, political committees involved in only the special general (09/29/2020) must file:

Report Reporting period [1] Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline Filing deadline
Special Pre-General 07/01/2020 - 09/09/2020 09/14/2020 09/17/2020
48-Hour Notices
(candidates only)
09/10/2020 - 09/26/2020 n/a filing info
October Quarterly 09/10/2020 - 09/30/2020 10/15/2020 10/15/2020




Notes for committees involved in both the special election(s) and regularly-schedule election(s)

In addition to the special election reports listed in the tables above, committees involved in the regularly-scheduled election(s) may have additional filing obligations. (Pre- and Post-General Reports (2020).) Given the proximity of special and regularly-scheduled elections, some reporting periods overlap. As a result, the Commission has waived the Pre-General Report (due October 22, 2020) for any committee required to file a Special Post-General Report (due October 29, 2020). This is the only report the Commission has waived as a result of the overlap. Committees must file all other required special and regularly-scheduled reports. Remember, a reporting period always begins the day after the close of books for the last report filed. Filers with questions are encouraged to call the Commission at 1-800-424-9530.


FOOTNOTES:

[1] These dates indicate the beginning and the 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] Committees that are required to file this report and also participate in the November 3, 2020, general election need not file a Pre-General Report on October 22, 2020.

[3] 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 must be received by close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

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