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Federal Election Activity Dates for 2016

According to Federal Election Commission regulations concerning "federal election activity" (FEA), political party committees that conduct FEA must pay for this activity with federally permissible funds or, in some cases, may allocate the costs between federal and Levin funds or pay for them entirely with Levin funds. For more information, please consult the regulations, referenced above, or download a copy of the FEC's Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees [PDF].

In order to help committees determine whether their planned voter registration, voter identification, get-out-the-vote and generic campaign activities will constitute FEA, the chart below lists the relevant time frames for each state (including special elections).

NOTE: Some state filing deadlines for primary ballot access and party nominating convention dates are still pending. This chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

 

Alabama-Colorado
Connecticut-Hawaii
Idaho-Kentucky

Louisiana-Mississippi
Missouri-New Jersey
New Mexico-Oklahoma
Oregon-South Dakota
Tennessee-Virginia
Washington-Wyoming

 

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Alabama

11/06/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 04/12/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Alaska

06/01/16* - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/26/16;
04/18/16 - 11/08/16

American Samoa

09/01/16* - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/22/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Arizona

12/14/15 - 11/08/16

11/23/15 - 03/22/16;
05/02/16 - 11/08/16

Arkansas

11/09/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/22/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

California

03/11/16 - 11/08/16

02/08/16 - 06/07/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Colorado

04/20/16* - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 06/28/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Connecticut

03/04/16 - 11/08/16

12/28/15 - 11/08/16 ++

Delaware

02/26/16 - 11/08/16

12/28/15 - 04/26/16;
05/16/16 - 11/08/16

District of Columbia

03/16/16* - 11/08/16

11/13/15 - 06/14/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Florida

11/30/15 - 11/08/16

11/16/15 - 03/15/16;
05/02/16 - 11/08/16

Georgia

03/11/16* - 01/10/17

11/02/15 - 01/10/17

Guam

06/28/16* - 11/22/16

11/13/15 - 11/22/16

Hawaii

06/07/16* - 11/08/16

11/09/15 - 03/26/16;
04/15/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Idaho

12/09/15 - 11/08/16

11/09/15 - 05/17/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Illinois

11/30/15 - 11/08/16

11/16/15 - 03/15/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Indiana

02/05/16 - 11/08/16

12/25/15 - 05/03/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Iowa

03/18/16* - 11/08/16

10/04/15 - 02/01/16;
02/08/16 - 06/07/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Kansas

06/01/16* - 11/08/16

11/06/15 - 11/08/16 ++

Kentucky

01/26/16 - 11/08/16

11/06/15 - 05/17/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Louisiana

12/04/15 - 12/10/16

11/06/15 - 03/05/16;
03/24/16 - 12/10/16

Maine

03/15/16* - 11/08/16

11/06/15 - 06/14/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Maryland

02/03/16 - 11/08/16

11/13/15 - 05/01/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Massachusetts

01/04/16 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/01/16;
05/11/16 - 11/08/16

Michigan

12/11/15 - 11/08/16

11/09/15 - 11/08/16 ++

Minnesota

05/31/16* - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/01/16;
04/11/16 - 11/08/16

Mississippi

01/08/16 - 11/08/16

11/09/15 - 03/29/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity
& GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Missouri

12/29/15 - 11/08/16

11/16/15 - 03/15/16;
04/04/16 - 11/08/16

Montana

03/14/16 - 11/08/16

02/08/16 - 06/07/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Nebraska

02/16/16 - 11/08/16

11/06/15 - 05/10/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Nevada

03/18/16* - 11/08/16

10/23/15 - 06/14/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

New Hampshire

11/20/15 - 11/08/16

10/12/15 - 02/09/16;
05/16/16 - 11/08/16

New Jersey

04/04/16 - 11/08/16

02/08/16 - 06/07/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

New Mexico

03/08/16 -11/08/16

02/08/16 - 06/07/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

New York

02/16/16 - 11/08/16

12/21/15 - 06/28/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

North Carolina

12/21/15 - 11/08/16

11/16/15 - 06/07/16; 1
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

North Dakota

04/11/16* - 11/08/16

12/04/15 - 06/14/16:
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Northern Mariana Islands

08/10/16* - 11/08/16

11/13/15 - 03/15/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Ohio

11/01/15 - 11/08/16 2

11/16/15 - 03/15/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Oklahoma

12/09/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Oregon

03/08/16 - 11/08/16

01/18/16 - 05/27/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Pennsylvania

02/16/16 - 11/08/16

12/28/15 - 04/26/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Puerto Rico

12/30/15 - 11/08/16

11/07/15 - 06/05/16;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Rhode Island

01/23/16 - 11/08/16

12/28/15 - 04/26/16;
05/16/16 - 11/08/16

South Carolina

09/30/15 - 11/08/16

10/23/15 - 06/28/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

South Dakota

03/29/16 - 11/08/16

02/08/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Tennessee

12/01/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/01/16;
04/06/16 - 11/08/16

Texas

12/14/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 05/24/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Utah

03/17/16 - 11/08/16

11/23/15 - 06/28/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Vermont

01/11/16 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 03/01/16;
04/11/16 - 11/08/16

Virgin Islands

05/10/16* - 11/22/16

11/20/15 - 11/22/16

Virginia

12/10/15 - 11/08/16

11/02/15 - 06/14/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Washington

03/10/16* - 11/08/16

10/23/15 - 11/08/16

West Virginia

01/30/16 - 11/08/16

01/08/16 - 05/10/16 +;
07/11/16 - 11/08/16

Wisconsin

01/26/16 - 11/08/16

12/07/15 - 04/05/16;
04/11/16 - 11/08/16

Wyoming

05/27/16* - 11/08/16

12/18/15 - 04/16/16;
04/18/16 - 11/08/16

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FOOTNOTES:

+ NOTE: The period includes party nominating convention(s) and primary elections.

++ NOTE: The period includes party nominating convention(s), primary and general elections.

* Note that the ballot access deadline is after the caucus or convention date.

1 On February 23, 2016, the state of North Carolina changed the primary election date for its U.S. House of Representatives races from March 15, 2016, to June 7, 2016. The date change was necessitated by court ordered redistricting.

2 Note the Ohio FEA period includes the start date for the Special Elections for the 8th Congressional District. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections start on 12/16/15.

 

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Federal Election Activity Periods for 2016 Special Elections

Special

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Hawaii 1st Congressional District
Special General

07/29/16 - 11/08/16

n/a

Kentucky 1st Congressional District
Special General
09/06/16 - 11/08/16
n/a
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special Primary & General
11/01/15 - 06/07/16
n/a
Ohio 8th Congressional District
Special Primary - Democratic Party
07/27/16 - 09/13/16
n/a
Pennsylvania 2nd Congressional District Special General
07/01/16 - 11/08/16
n/a

 

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