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  • FEC Record: Reporting

Virginia special election reporting: 1st district

December 1, 2007

Virginia will hold a Special Election to fill the U.S. House seat in Virginia's 1st Congressional District formerly held by the late Representative Jo Ann Davis. The Special General Election will be held on December 11, 2007.

Candidate committees involved this election must follow the reporting schedule below. Please note that the reporting period for the consolidated Post-General and Year End report spans two election cycles. For this report only, authorized committees must use the Post-Election Detailed Summary Page rather than the normal Detailed Summary Page. PACs and party committees that file on a semiannual schedule and participate in one or both of these elections must also follow this schedule. PACs and party committees that file monthly should continue to file according to their regular filing schedule.

Filing electronically

Reports filed electronically must be received and validated by the Commission by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the applicable filing deadline. Electronic filers who instead file on paper or submit an electronic report that does not pass the Commission's validation program by the filing deadline will be considered nonfilers and may be subject to enforcement actions, including administrative fines.

Timely filing for paper filers

Registered and Certified Mail. Reports sent by registered or certified mail must be postmarked on or before the mailing deadline to be considered timely filed. A committee sending its reports by certified or registered mail should keep its mailing receipt with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) postmark as proof of filing because the USPS does not keep complete records of items sent by certified mail.

Overnight Mail. Reports filed via overnight mail(1) will be considered timely filed if the report is received by the delivery service on or before the mailing deadline. A committee sending its reports by Express or Priority Mail, or by an overnight delivery service, should keep its proof of mailing or other means of transmittal of its reports.

Other Means of Filing. Reports sent by other means—including first class mail and courier—must be received by the FEC before the Commission's close of business on the filing deadline. 2 U.S.C. §434(a)(5) and 11 CFR 104.5(e). Forms are available for downloading and printing at the FEC's web site ( and from FEC Faxline, the agency's automated fax system (202/501-3413).

48-Hour contribution notices

Note that 48-hour notices are required of the participating candidate's principal campaign committee if it receives contributions of $1,000 or more between November 22 and December 8.

24- and 48-Hour reports of independent expenditures

Political committees and other persons must file 24-hour reports of independent expenditures that aggregate at or above $1,000 with respect to a given election between November 22 and December 9. This requirement is in addition to that of filing 48-hour reports of independent expenditures that aggregate $10,000 or more with respect to an election at other times during a calendar year.

Electioneering communications

The 60-day electioneering communications period for the Special General Election runs from October 12 through December 11, 2007.

Virginia Special Election 2007 Reports

  • Author 
    • Elizabeth Kurland