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Last-Minute Filing Frenzy!

October 20, 2008

For some committees, this week's pre-general report will be the final FEC filing required before Election Day. Many filers, however, may be required to submit additional notices to disclose last-minute activity. Campaign committees must disclose within 48 hours any contribution of $1,000 or more received between October 16 and November 1. (File FEC Form 6 [Instructions] or our on-line webform.) Individuals, 527 organizations and other groups making electioneering communications that aggregate $10,000 or more must also file 24-Hour notices to disclose the funds they raised and spent. (File FEC Form 9 [Instructions] or our on-line webforms.) PACs, party committees and individuals/groups making independent expenditures that aggregate $1,000 or more and are made after 10/15 but more than 24 hours before Election Day must file 24-Hour Notices to disclose the expenditures. PACs and party committees report such expenditures using Schedule E [PDF] [Instructions] [Online Webform]. Unregistered individuals/groups useFEC Form 5 [PDF] [Instructions] [Online Webform].