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Weekly Digests are published every Friday and summarize the week's publicly disclosed activity. Press releases are published as news happens.

FEC Record articles inform candidates and committees about FEC developments and are published as news happens. Access Record articles from 1975 through 2004 on the Record archive page. Tips for Treasurers are published once a week.

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FEC to host online discussions

The Commission has added a new tool to its educational outreach toolbox: FECConnect OnTopic. Beginning next month, the agency will host periodic small-group discussions on issues relevant to the filing …

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Switching filing frequency?

Party committees that do not conduct reportable federal election activity and all PACs have the option to file reports on a “monthly” or “quarterly” filing schedule. Some committees prefer to …

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Year-End reporting reminder

All filers have a Year-End Report due Sunday, January 31, covering activity through December 31, 2020. Staff in the Reports Analysis Division and Electronic Filing Office will be available until …

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Cut-off date for Year-End Reports

Committees often ask if they may include funds raised in January in their Year-End Reports.

Under Commission regulations, the date of receipt is used for reporting purposes, so committees should …

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Best efforts to document receipts

Committees and their treasurers must make best efforts to obtain and report information required by law with respect to itemized receipts and disbursements. When reporting information is incomplete, the political …

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New election cycle begins

November 4, 2020, marked the beginning of a new election cycle for 2022 House campaigns, 2024 Presidential campaigns and 2026 Senate campaigns. For reporting purposes, campaigns aggregate receipts and disbursements …

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