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  • FEC Record: Outreach

Second Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar added to meet demand (2020)

August 12, 2020
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The FEC’s September 2 Webinar on Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications is nearly sold out. As a result, the Commission will offer another two-hour webinar session on the preceding day, Tuesday, September 1. Both of these educational, interactive webinars will be held live.

Staff from the FEC’s Information and Reports Analysis Divisions will review the regulations and reporting requirements for individuals, political committees and organizations who make independent expenditures, electioneering communications and coordinated communications. Participants will learn how to differentiate between these types of communications, and the consequences of making one rather than another. We’ll also review disclaimer requirements for different types of pre-election communications and work through several scenarios to demonstrate how and when to report communications. During this two-hour webinar, participants will be able to interact with the FEC’s presenters and chat hosts in real time through a Q&A pod and poll questions.

Webinar information

An email containing a link to workshop materials, technical information and additional instructions will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.

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). A full refund will made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. Eastern on Friday, August 28; no refunds will be made for cancellations received after that time. Additionally, please note that refunds of automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments are not readily available.

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).

Learning credits

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

Webinar Schedule September 1, 2020
Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Webinar Schedule September 2, 2020
Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
  • Author 
    • Isaac Baker
    • Communications Specialist