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  • FEC Record: Outreach

FEC to host September 7 Independent Expenditures and Pre-Election Communications Webinar (2022)

July 20, 2022
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Political committees, individuals and organizations spent $3.1 billion on independent expenditures during the 2020 election cycle. If you’d like to learn more about these unlimited express advocacy communications, as well as other types of communications frequently made close to an election, please plan to attend the Commission’s September 7 Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar.

Staff from the FEC’s Information and Reports Analysis Divisions will review the rules and reporting requirements for political committees—including Super PACs and Hybrid PACs—individuals and organizations that make independent expenditures. Participants will learn the difference between independent expenditures and coordinated communications, and the consequences of making one rather than the other. We’ll also cover electioneering communications, review disclaimer requirements and work through scenarios to demonstrate how and when to report different types of communications. Participants will be able to interact with FEC staff through polls, a Q&A pod and a chat feature, and get real-time answers from presenters and hosts.

Webinar information

The training will take place via Zoom Webinar. An email containing a link to workshop materials, technical information and additional instructions will be sent to registered participants on September 6.

Webinar Schedule

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Registration information

The cost to attend the webinar is $30. To register, visit the FEC Training Payment page on (the government’s secure portal for online payments). Please note that refunds of automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments are not readily available.

Learning credits

The FEC will provide all attendees with a letter certifying participation in the webinar, which participants can use to apply for CLE or other credits. Email if you have further questions related to educational credit.

Registration questions

Please direct all questions about the webinar to or call the FEC’s Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6).


  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist