The Commission has cited a campaign committee for failing to file a required pre-election report for the June 28 primary in New York.
As of June 23, 2016, the Commission had not received a 12-Day Pre-Primary Report from:
- Yungman Lee for Congress (NY-07)
The pre-primary report was due on June 16, 2016, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 2016, through June 8, 2016. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by June 13, 2016.
The Commission notified committees involved in the New York primary of their potential filing requirements on May 23, 2016. Those committees that did not file by the due date were sent notification on June 17, 2016, that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.
Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports under federal campaign finance law, even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the Act.
Other political committees that support Senate and House candidates in elections, but are not authorized units of a candidate''s campaign, are also required to file quarterly reports, unless they report monthly. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.
Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, and the FEC has implemented an Administrative Fine program with provisions for assessing monetary penalties.