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When are the Federal Election Activity periods for my state?

August 22, 2016

Within 120 days before an election, voter registration, voter identification, get-out-the-vote and generic campaign activities conducted by state, district or local party committees are considered Federal Election Activity (FEA) and must be financed using federal funds, Levin funds or a combination of the two. As states establish their election schedules (including special elections), the Commission calculates the applicable FEA periods. To see the FEA periods for your state, visit our compliance map or access the state-by-state FEA chart. For more information on FEA, see Chapter 8 of the Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees.