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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 charts below provide a breakdown of the electioneering communications periods for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 Special Elections

Special Election

Election Date

Electioneering Communications
24-Hour Notice Period

Alabama Senate
Special Primary
08/15/17
07/16/17 - 08/15/17
Alabama Senate
Special Primary Runoff
09/26/17
08/27/17 - 09/26/17
Alabama Senate
Special General
12/12/17
10/13/17 - 12/12/17
California 34th Congressional District
Special General
04/04/17
02/03/17 - 04/04/17
California 34th Congressional District
Special Runoff
06/06/17
04/07/17 - 06/06/17
Georgia 6th Congressional District
Special General
04/18/17
02/17/17 - 04/18/17
Georgia 6th Congressional District
Special Runoff
06/20/17
04/21/17 - 06/20/17
Kansas 4th Congressional District
Special General
04/11/17
02/10/17 - 04/11/17
Montana At-Large Congressional District
Special General
05/25/17
03/26/17 - 05/25/17
Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District
Special General
03/13/18
01/12/18 - 03/13/18
South Carolina 5th Congressional District
Special Primary
05/02/17
04/02/17 - 05/02/17
South Carolina 5th Congressional District
Special Primary Runoff
05/16/17
04/16/17 - 05/16/17
South Carolina 5th Congressional District
Special General
06/20/17
04/21/17 - 06/20/17
Utah 3rd Congressional District
Special Primary
08/15/17
07/16/17 - 08/15/17
Utah 3rd Congressional District
Special General
11/07/17
09/08/17 - 11/07/17