skip navigation
Here's how you know US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website

An official website of the United States government

Here's how you know

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • FEC Record: Regulations

Comments sought regarding proposed definitions of terms relating to internet communications

December 9, 2022

On December 9, 2022, the Commission published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register at 87 Fed. Reg. 75518 that seeks additional public comment on previously proposed rules that would modernize the agency’s regulations.

On November 2, 2016, the Commission published its proposed rules in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). On September 8, 2022, the Commission published a Request for Additional Comment soliciting updated information regarding electronic payment processing, newer electronic payment technologies, and contributions made via prepaid cards, to ensure that its understanding of the relevant technologies and associated practices in these areas is up to date. The Commission received several public comments in response to that request. Now the Commission seeks comments on whether its definition of “public communication” should also include internet communications that are “promoted for a fee” on another person’s website, digital device, application, or advertising platform. The Commission also seeks comments concerning whether “internet public communications,” a new defined term which appears at new 11 CFR 110.11(c)(5)(i), should include public communications “promoted for a fee” on another person’s website, digital device, application, or advertising platform.

Public comments must be submitted by January 9, 2023. Commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically (reference REG 2013-01) via the Commission’s website.


  • Author 
    • Paul Stoetzer
    • Sr. Communications Specialist