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Electioneering communications periods: special elections (2021)

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 ECs 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.

The following chart provides a breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for 2021 special elections. For a chronological listing, consult the FEC Calendar.

During these periods, 24-hour disclosure of ECs is required. (Use Form 9.)

Electioneering communications periods for 2021 special elections

Special electionElection dateEC 24-Hour Notice period
Georgia Senate
Special Runoff
01/05/202111/06/2020 - 01/05/2021
Louisiana 2nd Congressional District
Special General
03/20/202101/19/2021 - 03/20/2021
Louisiana 2nd Congressional District
Special Runoff
04/24/202102/23/2021 - 04/24/2021
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special General
03/20/202101/19/2021 - 03/20/2021
Louisiana 5th Congressional District
Special Runoff
04/24/202102/23/2021 - 04/24/2021
New Mexico 1st Congressional District
Special General
06/01/202104/02/2021 - 06/01/2021
Ohio 11th Congressional District
Special Primary
08/03/202107/04/2021 - 08/03/2021
Ohio 11th Congressional District
Special General
11/02/202109/03/2021 - 11/02/2021
Texas 6th Congressional District
Special General
05/01/202103/02/2021 - 05/01/2021