Commission meetings and hearings
No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 20-2485) On October 5, Plaintiffs filed a Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
On October 5, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub spoke via Zoom about campaign finance, the FEC, and the 2020 election with a class on “The Practice of Democracy” at Boston University.
On October 6, Chair James E. “Trey” Trainor III’s op-ed “Vote by Mail: The Unintended Consequences” was published in the National Review Online.
On October 6, Commissioner Weintraub spoke via Zoom about campaign finance, the FEC, and the 2020 election with campaign finance and administrative law students at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
On October 7, Communications Specialist David Garr discussed the role and work of the Commission as part of the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program training series.
On October 8, 2020, Commissioner Weintraub spoke via Zoom on campaign finance, the FEC, and the 2020 election with a class on “American Presidential Elections” at Harvard University.
On October 8, the Commission’s Office of the Inspector General released its FY 2021 Work Plan.
Upcoming Commission meetings
October 20, 2020: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.
Upcoming reporting due dates
October 15: October Quarterly reports are due. For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website. Staff in the Reports Analysis Division and Electronic Filing Office will be available until 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, October 15 to answer questions regarding the content and filing of reports.
October 20: October Monthly reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2020 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
October 22: Pre-general election reports are due. For more information, refer to the 2020 Pre- and Post-General Reports page of the Commission website. Staff in the Reports Analysis Division and Electronic Filing Office will be available until 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, October 22 to answer questions regarding the content and filing of reports.
Upcoming educational programs
November 18, 2020: The Commission will host a webinar on winding down the campaign and Post-General reporting.
Status of agency operations
See the Commission’s statement on the status of agency operations, updated on August 10, 2020. At this stage, most agency staff remain in telework status and the Commission’s office remains closed to visitors.
Additional research materials
Federal Elections 2018: Election Results for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives is available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.
Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.
The 2019 Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.
Other election-related resources
Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.
Join the FEC on Twitter and YouTube
Follow @FEC on Twitter to receive the latest information on agency updates, news releases, and weekly activity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, FECTube: FECConnect on Demand, to watch instructional videos that have been designed to help candidates and committees comply with federal campaign finance laws. Note that the FEC is not currently available through other social media platforms at this time. The use of the agency’s logo, name, and likeness on other media has not been authorized by the FEC.