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24 and 48-Hour Reports of Independent Expenditures for 2018

Political committees and other persons who make independent expenditures may have to disclose this activity within 24- or 48-hours based upon the date and amount of the expenditure. See 11 CFR 104.4(b)(2) and (c) and 109.10(c) and (d).

The list below provides a state-by-state breakdown of the periods during which 24- and 48-hour reports of Independent Expenditures must be filed.1 For a chronological listing, consult the FEC Calendar.

Political Committees must use FEC Form 3X, Schedule E [PDF] to file 24- and 48-hour reports of independent expenditures.  Persons who are not political committees must use FEC Form 5 [PDF].

 

Coverage Periods for 24- and 48-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With 2018 Primaries, Runoffs and Conventions 1

Alabama-American Samoa
Arizona-Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware-Florida
Georgia-Hawaii
Idaho-Kansas
Kentucky-Maryland
Massachusetts-Mississippi
Missouri-New Jersey
New Mexico-Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio-Rhode Island
South Carolina-South Dakota
Tennessee-Texas
Utah
Vermont-Virginia
Washington-Wyoming
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State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
Alabama Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18

Primary Runoff

07/17/18 06/27/18 06/28/18 - 07/15/18
Alaska Primary 08/21/18 08/01/18 08/02/18 - 08/19/18
American Samoa General 11/06/18 10/17/18 10/18/18 - 11/04/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Arizona Primary 08/28/18 08/08/18 08/09/18 - 08/26/18
Arkansas Primary 05/22/18 05/02/18 05/03/18 - 05/20/18

Primary Runoff

06/19/18 05/30/18 05/31/18 - 06/17/18
*California Primary 06/05/18

05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18
Colorado Primary 06/26/18 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Connecticut Primary 08/14/18 2 07/25/18 07/26/18 - 08/12/18
Connecticut Democratic Party Convention -- House 05/14/18 2 04/24/18 04/25/18 - 05/12/18
*Connecticut Democratic Party Convention -- Senate 05/18/18 2 04/28/18 04/29/18 - 05/16/18
*Connecticut Republican Party Convention -- House & Senate 05/11/18 2 04/21/18 04/22/18 - 05/09/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Delaware Primary 09/06/18 08/17/18 08/18/18 - 09/04/18
District of Columbia Primary

06/19/18

05/30/18 05/31/18 - 06/17/18
*Florida Primary 08/28/18 08/08/18 08/09/18 - 08/26/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
Georgia Primary 05/22/18 05/02/18 05/03/18 - 05/20/18

Primary Runoff

07/24/18 07/04/18 07/05/18 - 07/22/18

General Runoff

01/08/19

12/19/18 12/20/18 - 01/06/19
Guam Primary 08/25/18 08/05/18 08/06/18 - 08/23/18

General Runoff

11/20/18

10/31/18 11/01/18 - 11/18/18
*Hawaii Primary 08/11/18 07/22/18 07/23/18 - 08/09/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
Idaho Primary 05/15/18 04/25/18 04/26/18 - 05/13/18
Illinois Primary 03/20/18 02/28/18 03/01/18 - 03/18/18
*Indiana Primary 05/08/18 2 04/18/18 04/19/18 - 05/06/18
*Indiana Convention - Libertarian Party

05/05/18 2

04/15/18 04/16/18 - 05/03/18
Iowa Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18
Kansas Primary 08/07/18 2 07/18/18 07/19/18 - 08/05/18
Kansas Convention - Libertarian Party

04/22/18 2

04/02/18

04/03/18 - 04/20/18

State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
Kentucky Primary 05/22/18 05/02/18 05/03/18 - 05/20/18
Louisiana Primary 07/20/18 3 06/30/18 07/01/18 - 07/18/18

General

11/06/18 3 10/17/18 10/18/18 - 11/04/18

General Runoff

12/08/18 3 11/18/18 11/19/18 - 12/06/18
*Maine Primary 06/12/18 05/23/18 05/24/18 - 06/10/18
*Maryland Primary 06/26/18 2 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
*Maryland Convention - Green Party

04/30/18 2

04/10/18 04/11/18 - 04/28/18
*Maryland Convention - Libertarian Party 03/10/18 2 02/18/18 02/19/18 - 03/08/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Massachusetts Primary 09/04/18 08/15/18 08/16/18 - 09/02/18
*Michigan Primary 08/07/18 2 07/18/18 07/19/18 - 08/05/18
*Michigan Conventions

TBA 2

TBA TBA
*Minnesota Primary 08/14/18 07/25/18 07/26/18 - 08/12/18
*Mississippi Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18

Primary Runoff

06/26/18 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Missouri Primary 08/07/18 07/18/18 07/19/18 - 08/05/18
*Montana Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18
*Nebraska Primary 05/15/18 04/25/18 04/26/18 - 05/13/18
*Nevada Primary 06/12/18 05/23/18 05/24/18 - 06/10/18
New Hampshire Primary 09/11/18 08/22/18 08/23/18 - 09/09/18
*New Jersey Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*New Mexico Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18
*New York Primary 06/26/18 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
North Carolina Primary 05/08/18 04/18/18 04/19/18 - 05/06/18

Primary Runoff

07/17/18 06/27/18 06/28/18 - 07/15/18
*North Dakota Primary 06/12/18 05/23/18 05/24/18 - 06/10/18
Northern Mariana Islands General

11/06/18

10/17/18

10/18/18 - 11/04/18

State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Ohio Primary 05/08/18 04/18/18 04/19/18 - 05/06/18
Oklahoma Primary 06/26/18 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18

Primary Runoff

08/28/18 08/08/18 08/09/18 - 08/26/18
Oregon Primary 05/15/18 2 04/25/18 04/26/18 - 05/13/18
Oregon Conventions

TBA 2

TBA TBA
*Pennsylvania Primary 05/15/18 04/25/18 04/26/18 - 05/13/18
Puerto Rico Primary (no federal elections held in 2018)
*Rhode Island Primary 09/12/18 08/23/18 08/24/18 - 09/10/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
South Carolina Primary 06/12/18 2 05/23/18 05/24/18 - 06/10/18

Primary Runoff

06/26/18 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
South Carolina Conventions

TBA 2

TBA TBA
South Dakota Primary 06/05/18 05/16/18 05/17/18 - 06/03/18

Primary Runoff

08/14/18 07/25/18

07/26/18 - 08/12/18

State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Tennessee Primary 08/02/18 07/13/18 07/14/18 - 07/31/18
*Texas Primary 03/06/18 2 02/14/18 02/15/18 - 03/04/18

Primary Runoff

05/22/18 05/02/18 05/03/18 - 05/20/18

*Texas Senate Convention - Minor Party

04/14/18 2

03/25/18
03/26/18 - 04/12/18

Texas Convention -- Minor Party
[Single County Districts # 2, 3, 7, 16, 18, 20, 29, 30]

03/17/18 2

02/25/18
02/26/18 - 03/15/18
Texas Convention -- Minor Party
[Multi-County Districts # 1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36]

03/24/18 2

03/04/18 03/05/18 - 03/22/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Utah Primary
06/26/18 2 06/06/18 06/07/18 - 06/24/18
*Utah Convention -- Constitution Party

TBA 2

TBA TBA
*Utah Convention -- Democratic Party 04/28/18 2 04/08/18 04/09/18 - 04/26/18
*Utah Convention -- Green Party 04/21/18 2 04/01/18 04/02/18 - 04/19/18
*Utah Convention -- Independent American Party 04/21/18 2 04/01/18 04/02/18 - 04/19/18
*Utah Convention -- Libertarian Party 04/14/18 2 03/25/18 03/26/18 - 04/12/18
*Utah Convention -- Republican Party 04/21/18 2 04/01/18 04/02/18 - 04/19/18
*Utah Convention -- United Utah Party 04/28/18 2 04/08/18 04/09/18 - 04/26/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Vermont Primary 08/14/18 07/25/18 07/26/18 - 08/12/18
Virgin Islands Primary 08/14/18 07/25/18 07/26/18 - 08/12/18

General Runoff

11/20/18

10/31/18

11/01/18 - 11/18/18

*Virginia Primary 06/12/18 2 05/23/18 05/24/18 - 06/10/18
Virginia Convention -- Democratic Party [Dist. #5]

05/05/18 2

04/15/18 04/16/18 - 05/03/18
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #3] 05/05/18 2 04/15/18 04/16/18 - 05/03/18
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #5] 04/28/18 2 04/08/18 04/09/18 - 04/26/18
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #6] 05/19/18 2 04/29/18 04/30/18 - 05/17/18
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #7] 05/05/18 2 04/15/18 04/16/18 - 05/03/18
Virginia Convention -- Republican Party [Dist. #8]

04/28/18 2

04/08/18 04/09/18 - 04/26/18
State & Type of Election
Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
*Washington Primary 08/07/18 07/18/18 07/19/18 - 08/05/18

*West Virginia Primary

05/08/18 2 04/18/18 04/19/18 - 05/06/18
*West Virginia Conventions

TBA 2

TBA TBA
*Wisconsin Primary 08/14/18 07/25/18 07/26/18 - 08/12/18
*Wyoming Primary 08/21/18 08/01/18 08/02/18 - 08/19/18

* States holding 2018 Senate elections.

1 Election dates are subject to change.  This chart will be updated as additional information becomes available.

2 In Connecticut and Utah, conventions are held by the political parties prior to the congressional primary.  In Virginia, parties may choose to nominate congressional candidates by convention rather than by primary election. (In other states, such as Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia, it is possible that minor parties may schedule conventions to nominate congressional candidates.)

3 In AO 2000-29, the Commission determined that the last day to qualify for a position on the general election ballot in Louisiana--in this case 07/20/18--must be considered the primary election date for Louisiana candidates.  See 11 CFR 100.2(c)(4)(i).  The election for candidates seeking federal office is the general election scheduled for 11/06/18. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/06/18 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/08/18.

 

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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With the 2018 General Election

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Election
Date
Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On

Independent Expenditures
24-Hour Report Period

General Election

11/06/18 10/17/18 10/18/18 - 11/04/18

 


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Coverage Periods for 48- and 24-Hour Reporting of Independent Expenditures Made in Connection With 2018 Special Elections

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Election
Date

Independent Expenditures
 48-Hour Report Period Ends On
Independent Expenditures
 24-Hour Report Period
Arizona 8th Congressional District
Special Primary

02/27/18

02/07/18

02/08/18 - 02/25/18

Arizona 8th Congressional District
Special General

04/24/18

04/04/18

04/05/18 - 04/22/18

Michigan 13th Congressional District
Special Primary

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/19/18 - 08/05/18

Michigan 13th Congressional District
Special General

11/06/18

10/17/18

10/18/18 - 11/04/18

Mississippi Senate

Special General

11/06/18

10/17/18

10/18/18 - 11/04/18

Mississippi Senate

Special General Runoff

11/27/18

11/07/18

11/08/18 - 11/25/18
Ohio 12th Congressional District
Special Primary

05/08/18

04/18/18

04/19/18 - 05/06/18

Ohio 12th Congressional District
Special General

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/19/18 - 08/05/18

Pennsylvania 7th Congressional District
Special General
11/06/18
10/17/18
10/18/18 - 11/04/18
Pennsylvania 15th Congressional District
Special General
11/06/18
10/17/18
10/18/18 - 11/04/18
Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District
Special General
03/13/18
02/21/18
02/22/18 - 03/11/18
Texas 27th Congressional District
Special General
06/30/18
06/10/18
06/11/18 - 06/28/18


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