As states postpone congressional and presidential primary elections to limit possible COVID-19 exposure, the Commission is updating the reporting dates and deadlines associated with those elections. These postponements affect pre-election reports (including 48-Hour Notices for candidate committees), as well as the coordinated communications, electioneering communications, Federal Election Activity and independent expenditure periods for primary elections. Additionally, affected campaigns may continue to accept primary contributions until the date of their rescheduled elections.
Please note, if a state postpones its election after the deadline for the applicable pre-election report, participating committees must file an additional pre-election report due 12 days before the new election date. Otherwise, committees need only file the pre-election report for the new election date.
For the latest reporting updates, please visit the Commission’s Dates and deadlines web page. To receive automated email notifications regarding these changes, please subscribe to the “Congressional Pre-Primary” topic in FECMail. If you have questions, please call our toll-free information line at 800-424-9530 (menu option 6).