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Pre-election reports

Pre-election reports are pre-primary, pre-general, pre-convention and pre-runoff reports and are due 12 days before the election.

House and Senate campaign committees

House and Senate campaign committees file these reports for any primary, runoff or general election their candidate is involved in. This includes special elections and elections where a candidate is unopposed.

Report type Dates covered Due
Pre-election
(Form 3, 3Z, 3L)
First day of the current, quarterly reporting period through the 20th day before the election 12 days before the election

Presidential campaign committees

Presidential campaign committees that file quarterly during election years must also file a pre-election report for each election in which the candidate seeks nomination or election. Presidential committees that file monthly reports during election years must file a pre-election report and a post-general election report in lieu of the monthly reports due in November and December.

Report type Dates covered Due
Pre-election
(Form 3P, 3Z-P, 3L)
First day of the current, quarterly reporting period through the 20th day before the election 12 days before the election