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  • Press Release

FEC Announces Weekend and Extended Hours Before General Election

October 11, 2006

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2006
Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Michelle Ryan
George Smaragdis




WASHINGTON ‑‑ The Federal Election Commission has scheduled weekend and extended weekday hours before the general federal election  on November 7 for the Public Records Office to accommodate press and public seeking review of campaign disclosure reports filed by Presidential, Senate and House candidates, PACs, and political party committees.

      From October 14th through November 6th the hours are:


                                    Mondays - Fridays .........................9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

                                    Saturdays...................................10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

                                    Sundays......................................12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

      Digital images of campaign finance reports are available 24/7 on the FEC Website, All reports filed by PACs, political parties, Presidential, Senate, and House campaigns are available for viewing on the Web within 48 hours of the reports being received by the FEC.

      Campaign disclosure reports due in the month of October are the October quarterly report, October monthly and Pre-General election reports. The quarterly and monthly reports cover financial activity through September 30, 2006, and are due by close of business Sunday, October 15 (October quarterly), or Wednesday, October 20 (October monthly) if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. Reports sent via express or priority mail or via overnight delivery service will also be considered timely filed if received by the delivery service by the filing date. Electronically filed reports must be received by midnight, Eastern Time, on the filing date. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then forwards the reports to the FEC. Presidential, House, PAC, and party committees file their reports with the FEC.

      Pre-General election reports include financial activity for the period of October 1, 2006, through October 18, 2006, and are due by close of business Thursday, October 26, 2006, if sent by regular mail or hand-delivered. If sent by certified or registered mail, these reports must be postmarked by midnight Monday, October 23, 2006. Senate campaigns file their reports with the Secretary of the Senate, who then transmits the reports to the FEC. All other committees file their reports directly with the FEC. Reports of last minute independent expenditures and contributions of $1,000 or more (24-hour and 48-hour reports) will also be received daily by the FEC for activity occurring after October 18.



                 The Public Records Office accepts most major credit cards as method of payment for copying documents and deposits for Public Records accounts.  The telephone number for the Public Records Office is (202) 694-1120, or toll‑free (800) 424‑9530 (option #2).  The FAXline number is (202) 501-3413.

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