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Federal Election Activity Dates for 2018

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

02/09/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18  - 11/06/18

Alaska

06/01/18 - 11/06/18

04/23/18  - 11/06/18

American Samoa

09/01/18 - 11/06/18

07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Arizona

12/11/17 - 11/06/18 1

04/30/18  - 11/06/18

Arkansas

03/01/18 - 11/06/18

01/22/18 - 06/19/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

California

03/09/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 06/05/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Colorado

03/20/18 - 11/06/18

02/26/18 - 06/26/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18
State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Connecticut

06/12/18 - 11/06/18

01/11/18 - 11/06/18 ++

Delaware

07/10/18 - 11/06/18

05/09/18 - 11/06/18

District of Columbia

03/21/18 - 11/06/18

02/19/18 - 06/19/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Florida

05/04/18 - 11/06/18

04/30/18 - 11/06/18

Georgia

03/09/18 - 01/08/19

01/22/18 - 01/08/19

Guam

06/26/18 - 11/20/18

04/27/18 - 11/20/18

Hawaii

06/05/18 - 11/06/18

04/13/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Idaho

03/09/18 - 11/06/18

01/15/18 - 05/15/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Illinois

12/04/17 - 11/06/18

11/20/17 - 03/20/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Indiana

02/09/18 - 11/06/18

01/05/18 - 05/08/18; +
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Iowa

03/16/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 06/05/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Kansas

06/01/18 - 11/06/18

12/23/17  - 11/06/18 ++

Kentucky

01/30/18 - 11/06/18

01/22/18 - 05/22/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Louisiana

07/20/18 - 12/08/18

03/22/18 - 12/08/18

Maine

03/15/18 - 11/06/18

02/12/18 - 06/12/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Maryland

02/27/18 - 11/06/18

11/10/17 - 06/26/18; ++
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Massachusetts

05/08/18 - 11/06/18

05/07/18 - 11/06/18

Michigan

 12/08/17 - 11/06/18 2

04/09/18 - 11/06/18

Minnesota

06/05/18 - 11/06/18

04/16/18 - 11/06/18

Mississippi

03/01/18 - 11/27/18 3

02/05/18 - 06/26/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity
& GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Missouri

03/27/18 - 11/06/18

04/09/18 - 11/06/18

Montana

03/12/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 06/05/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Nebraska

02/15/18 - 11/06/18

01/15/18 - 05/15/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Nevada

03/16/18 - 11/06/18

02/12/18 - 06/12/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

New Hampshire

06/15/18 - 11/06/18

05/14/18 - 11/06/18

New Jersey

04/02/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 06/05/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

New Mexico

03/13/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 06/05/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

New York

04/12/18 - 11/06/18

02/26/18 - 06/26/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

North Carolina

02/28/18 - 11/06/18

01/08/18 - 11/06/18

North Dakota

04/09/18 - 11/06/18

 02/12/18 - 06/12/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Northern Mariana Islands

08/08/18 - 11/06/18

07/09/18  - 11/06/18

Ohio

01/05/18 - 11/06/18 4

01/08/18 - 05/08/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Oklahoma

04/13/18 - 11/06/18

02/26/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Oregon

03/06/18 - 11/06/18

01/15/18 - 05/15/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Pennsylvania

10/23/17 - 11/06/18 5

01/15/18 - 05/15/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Puerto Rico

(no federal elections held in 2018)

Rhode Island

06/27/18 - 11/06/18

05/15/18 - 11/06/18

South Carolina

03/30/18 - 11/06/18

02/12/18 - 06/26/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

South Dakota

03/27/18 - 11/06/18

02/05/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Tennessee

04/05/18 - 11/06/18

04/04/18 - 11/06/18

Texas

12/11/17 - 11/06/18

11/06/17 - 05/22/18; +
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Utah

03/15/18 - 11/06/18

12/15/17 - 06/26/18; +
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Vermont

05/31/18 - 11/06/18

04/16/18 - 11/06/18

Virgin Islands

05/08/18 - 11/06/18

04/06/18 - 11/20/18

Virginia

03/29/18 - 11/06/18

12/29/17 - 06/12/18; +
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

State

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Washington

05/18/18 - 11/06/18

04/09/18 - 11/06/18

West Virginia

01/27/18 - 11/06/18

01/08/18 - 05/08/18;
07/09/18 - 11/06/18

Wisconsin

06/01/18 - 11/06/18

04/16/18 - 11/06/18

Wyoming

06/01/18 - 11/06/18

04/23/18 - 11/06/18

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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.

 

 

1 Note the Arizona FEA period includes the start date for the Special Election for the 8th Congressional District. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections start on 05/30/18.

2 Note the Michigan FEA period includes the start date for the Special Election for the 13th Congressional District. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections start on 04/24/18.

 

3 Note the Mississippi FEA period includes the end date for the Special Election for Senate. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections end on 11/06/18.

4 Note the Ohio FEA period includes the start date for the Special Election for the 12th Congressional District. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections start on 02/07/18.

 

5 Note the Pennsylvania FEA period includes the start date for the Special Election for the 18th Congressional District. The FEA period for the regularly scheduled elections start on 03/06/18.

 

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Federal Election Activity Periods for 2018 Special Elections

Special

FEA Period for Voter ID, Generic Campaign Activity & GOTV

 FEA Voter Registration
Period(s)

Arizona 8th Congressional District
Special Primary & General

12/11/17 - 04/24/18

n/a
Michigan 13th Congressional District
Special Primary & General

12/08/17 - 11/06/18

n/a

Mississippi Senate

Special General & Runoff

04/02/18 - 11/27/18

n/a
New York 25th Congressional District
Special General
08/20/18 - 11/06/18
n/a
Ohio 12th Congressional District
Special Primary & General

01/05/18 - 08/07/18

n/a

Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District

Special General

05/04/18 - 11/06/18

n/a
Pennsylvania 15th Congressional District
Special General
05/16/18 - 11/06/18
n/a
Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District
Special General

10/23/17 - 03/13/18

n/a
Texas 27th Congressional District
Special General
04/24/18 - 06/30/18
n/a

 

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