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Electioneering Communications Periods

Electioneering communications are television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed to the relevant electorate within 60 days prior to a general election (including a special general or special general runoff) or 30 days prior to a primary, nominating convention or caucus (including a special primary). See 11 CFR 100.29. Individuals and other persons who make electioneering communications that aggregate in excess of $10,000 in the calendar year must file disclosure statements with the Commission within 24 hours of distribution to the public. See 11 CFR 104.20.

The chart below provide a breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for 2015-16 Special Elections. During these EC periods, 24-hour disclosure of electioneering communications is required. (Use FEC Form 9 [PDF].)

To see a chronological listing of electioneering communications dates, consult the FEC Calendar.

EC Periods for 2015-16 Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Illinois 18th Congressional District
Special Primary
07/07/15
06/07/15 - 07/07/15
Illinois 18th Congressional District
Special General
09/10/15
07/12/15 - 09/10/15
Mississippi 1st Congressional District
Special General
05/12/15
03/13/15 - 05/12/15
Mississippi 1st Congressional District
Special Runoff
06/02/15
04/03/15 - 06/02/15
New York 11th Congressional District
Special General
05/05/15
03/06/15 - 05/05/15
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special Primary
03/15/16
02/14/16 - 03/15/16
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special General
06/07/16
04/08/16 - 06/07/16