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2016 Congressional Pre-Election Reporting Dates

The alphabetical list below provides basic reporting information for each state. Links to the report notices for each state and a chronological listing of pre-election reporting dates on the FEC Calendar will be added at a later date.

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

Alabama - California
Colorado - Georgia
Guam - Kentucky
Louisiana - Missouri

Montana - Ohio
Oklahoma - Tennessee
Texas - Virgin Islands
Virginia - Wyoming
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Alabama
[HTML]

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/15/16 1

02/18/16

02/11/16 - 02/27/16

Runoff
(NOT HELD)

04/12/16

03/23/16

03/28/16

03/31/16

03/24/16 - 04/09/16

*Alaska
[HTML]

08/16/16

07/27/16

08/01/16

08/04/16

07/28/16 - 08/13/16

American Samoa
[HTML]

11/08/16

10/19/16

10/24/16

10/27/16

10/20/16 - 11/05/16

*Arizona
[HTML]

08/30/16

08/10/16

08/15/16

08/18/16

08/11/16 - 08/27/16

*Arkansas
[HTML]

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/15/16 1

02/18/16

02/11/16 - 02/27/16

Runoff
(NOT HELD)

03/22/16

03/02/16

03/07/16

03/10/16

03/03/16 - 03/19/16

*California
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Colorado
[HTML]

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/13/16

06/16/16

06/09/16 - 06/25/16

*Connecticut
(NOT HELD)

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/25/16

07/28/16

07/21/16 - 08/06/16

Connecticut Convention - Democratic Party (House)
[HTML]

05/09/16

04/19/16

04/24/16 1

04/27/16

04/20/16 - 05/06/16

*Connecticut Convention - Democratic Party (Senate)
[HTML]
05/07/16
04/17/16
04/22/16
04/25/16
04/18/16 - 05/04/16

*Connecticut Convention - Republican Party
[HTML]

05/09/16

04/19/16

04/24/16 1

04/27/16

04/20/16 - 05/06/16

Delaware
[HTML]

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/29/16

09/01/16

08/25/16 - 09/10/16

District of Columbia
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

*Florida
[HTML]

08/30/16

08/10/16

08/15/16

08/18/16

08/11/16 - 08/27/16

*Georgia
[HTML]

05/24/16

05/04/16

05/09/16

05/12/16

05/05/16 - 05/21/16

Runoff

07/26/16

07/06/16

07/11/16

07/14/16 3

07/07/16 - 07/23/16

General Runoff
[HTML]

01/10/17

12/21/16

12/26/16 1

12/29/16 12/22/16 - 01/07/17
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Guam
[HTML]

08/27/16

08/07/16

08/12/16

08/15/16

08/08/16 - 8/24/16

General Runoff
[HTML]

11/22/16

11/02/16

11/10/16 6

11/10/16

11/03/16 - 11/19/16

*Hawaii
[HTML]

08/13/16

07/24/16

07/29/16

08/01/16

07/25/16 - 08/10/16

*Idaho
[HTML]

05/17/16

04/27/16

05/02/16

05/05/16

04/28/16 - 05/14/16

*Illinois
[HTML]

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/29/16

03/03/16

02/25/16 - 03/12/16

*Indiana
[HTML]

05/03/16

04/13/16

04/18/16

04/21/16

04/14/16 - 04/30/16

*Indiana Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

04/23/16

04/03/16

04/08/16

04/11/16 2

04/04/16 - 04/20/16

*Iowa
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

*Kansas
[HTML]

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/18/16

07/21/16

07/14/16 - 07/30/16

*Kansas Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

04/30/16

04/10/16

04/15/16

04/18/16

04/11/16 - 04/27/16

*Kentucky
[HTML]

05/17/16

04/27/16

05/02/16

05/05/16

04/28/16 - 05/14/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing
Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Louisiana
[HTML]

07/22/16 5

07/02/16

07/07/16

07/10/16 3 & 4

07/03/16 - 07/19/16

General

11/08/16

10/19/16

10/24/16

10/27/16

10/20/16 - 11/05/16

General Runoff
[HTML]

12/10/16

11/20/16

11/25/16

11/28/16

11/21/16 - 12/07/16

Maine
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

*Maryland
[HTML]

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/11/16

04/14/16 2

04/07/16 - 04/23/16

*Maryland Convention - Green Party
[HTML]

05/01/16

04/11/16

04/16/16 1

04/19/16

04/12/16 - 04/28/16

*Maryland Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]
03/12/16
02/21/16
02/26/16
02/29/16
02/22/16 - 03/09/16

Massachusetts
[HTML]

09/08/16

08/19/16

08/24/16

08/27/16 4

08/20/16 - 09/05/16

Michigan
[HTML]

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/18/16

07/21/16

07/14/16 - 07/30/16

Michigan Convention - Green Party
[HTML]
07/30/16
07/10/16 07/15/16 07/18/16 07/11/16 - 07/27/16
Michigan Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]
05/14/16
04/24/16
04/29/16
05/02/16
04/25/16 - 05/11/16
Michigan Convention - U.S. Taxpayers Party
[HTML]
06/25/16
06/05/16
06/10/16
06/13/16
06/06/16 - 06/22/16

Minnesota
[HTML]

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/25/16

07/28/16

07/21/16 - 08/06/16

Mississippi
[HTML]

03/08/16

02/17/16

02/22/16

02/25/16

02/18/16 - 03/05/16

Runoff
(NOT HELD)

03/29/16

03/09/16

03/14/16

03/17/16

03/10/16 - 03/26/16

*Missouri
[HTML]

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/18/16

07/21/16

07/14/16 - 07/30/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Montana
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

Nebraska
[HTML]

05/10/16

04/20/16

04/25/16

04/28/16

04/21/16 - 05/07/16

*Nevada
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

*New Hampshire
[HTML]

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/29/16

09/01/16

08/25/16 - 09/10/16

New Jersey
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

New Mexico
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

*New York
[HTML]

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/13/16

06/16/16

06/09/16 - 06/25/16

North Carolina (House)
[HTML]

06/07/16 6

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

*North Carolina (Senate)
[HTML]

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/29/16

03/03/16

02/25/16 - 03/12/16

*North Dakota
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

Northern Mariana Islands
[HTML]

11/08/16

10/19/16

10/24/16

10/27/16

10/20/16 - 11/05/16

*Ohio
[HTML]

03/15/16

02/24/16

02/29/16

03/03/16

02/25/16 - 03/12/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Oklahoma
[HTML]

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/13/16

06/16/16

06/09/16 - 06/25/16

Runoff

08/23/16

08/03/16

08/08/16

08/11/16

08/04/16 - 08/20/16

*Oregon
[HTML]

05/17/16

04/27/16

05/02/16

05/05/16

04/28/16 - 05/14/16

*Oregon Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]
05/27/16
05/07/16
05/12/16
05/15/16 4
05/08/16 - 05/24/16
*Oregon Convention - Pacific Green Party
[HTML]
05/21/16
05/01/16
05/06/16
05/09/16
05/02/16 - 05/18/16

*Oregon Conventions

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

*Pennsylvania
[HTML]

04/26/16

04/06/16

04/11/16

04/14/16 2

04/07/16 - 04/23/16

Puerto Rico
[HTML]

06/05/16

05/16/16

05/21/16 1

05/24/16

05/17/16 - 06/02/16

Rhode Island
[HTML]

09/13/16

08/24/16

08/29/16

09/01/16

08/25/16 - 09/10/16

*South Carolina
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

Runoff

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/16/16 7

06/16/16

06/09/16 - 06/25/16

*South Carolina Convention - American Party
[HTML]
05/14/16
04/24/16
04/29/16
05/02/16
04/25/16 - 05/11/16
*South Carolina Convention - Constitution Party
[HTML]
05/14/16
04/24/16
04/29/16
05/02/16
04/25/16 - 05/11/16
*South Carolina Convention - Green Party
[HTML]
04/30/16
04/10/16 04/15/16 04/18/16 04/11/16 - 04/27/16

*South Carolina Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

*South Carolina Conventions

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

*South Dakota
[HTML]

06/07/16

05/18/16

05/23/16

05/26/16

05/19/16 - 06/04/16

Runoff

08/16/16

07/27/16

08/01/16

08/04/16

07/28/16 - 08/13/16

Tennessee
[HTML]

08/04/16

07/15/16

07/20/16

07/23/16 4

07/16/16 - 08/01/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Texas
[HTML]

03/01/16

02/10/16

02/15/16 1

02/18/16

02/11/16 - 02/27/16

Runoff

05/24/16

05/04/16

05/09/16

05/12/16

05/05/16 - 05/21/16

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

[HTML]

03/12/16

02/21/16

02/26/16

02/29/16

02/22/16 - 03/09/16

Texas Conventions - Minor Party
[Multi-County Districts #1, 4-6, 8-15, 17, 19, 21-28, 31-36]

[HTML]

03/19/16

02/28/16

03/04/16

03/07/16

02/29/16 - 03/16/16

*Utah
[HTML]

06/28/16

06/08/16

06/13/16

06/16/16

06/09/16 - 06/25/16

*Utah Convention - Democratic Party
[HTML]

04/23/16

04/03/16

04/08/16

04/11/16 2

04/04/16 - 04/20/16

*Utah Convention - Republican Party
[HTML]

04/23/16

04/03/16

04/08/16

04/11/16 2

04/04/16 - 04/20/16

*Utah Convention - Constitution Party
[HTML]

04/09/16

03/20/16

03/25/16

03/28/16

03/21/16 - 04/06/16

*Utah Convention - Independent American Party
[HTML]

04/23/16

04/03/16

04/08/16

04/11/16 2

04/04/16 - 04/20/16

*Utah Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

04/23/16

04/03/16

04/08/16

04/11/16 2

04/04/16 - 04/20/16

*Vermont
[HTML]

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/25/16

07/28/16

07/21/16 - 08/06/16

Virgin Islands
[HTML]

08/06/16

07/17/16

07/22/16

07/25/16

07/18/16 - 08/03/16

Runoff

08/27/16

08/07/16

08/12/16

08/15/16

08/08/16 - 08/24/16

General Runoff
[HTML]

11/22/16

11/02/16

11/10/16 7

11/10/16

11/03/16 - 11/19/16

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Virginia
[HTML]

06/14/16

05/25/16

05/30/16 1

06/02/16

05/26/16 - 06/11/16

Virginia Convention - Democratic Party [Dist. #1]
[HTML]

05/21/16

05/01/16

05/06/16

05/09/16

05/02/16 - 05/18/16

Virginia Convention - Democratic Party [Dist. #5]
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

Virginia Convention - Democratic Party [Dist. #6]
[HTML]

05/21/16

05/01/16

05/06/16

05/09/16

05/02/16 - 05/18/16

Virginia Convention - Democratic Party [Dist. #7]
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

Virginia Convention - Democratic Party [Dist. #9]
[HTML]

05/21/16

05/01/16

05/06/16

05/09/16

05/02/16 - 05/18/16

Virginia Caucus - Democratic Party [Dist. #10]
[HTML]

06/13/16

05/24/16

05/29/16 1

06/01/16

05/25/16 - 06/10/16

Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #3]
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #5]
[HTML]

05/14/16

04/24/16

04/29/16

05/02/16

04/25/16 - 05/11/16

Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #7]
[HTML]

05/21/16

05/01/16

05/06/16

05/09/16

05/02/16 - 05/18/16

Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #8]
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #11]
[HTML]

05/14/16

04/24/16

04/29/16

05/02/16

04/25/16 - 05/11/16

*Washington
[HTML]

08/02/16

07/13/16

07/18/16

07/21/16

07/14/16 - 07/30/16

West Virginia
[HTML]

05/10/16

04/20/16

04/25/16

04/28/16

04/21/16 - 05/07/16

West Virginia Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

05/07/16

04/17/16

04/22/16

04/25/16

04/18/16 - 05/04/16

*Wisconsin
[HTML]

08/09/16

07/20/16

07/25/16

07/28/16

07/21/16 - 08/06/16

Wyoming
[HTML]

08/16/16

07/27/16

08/01/16

08/04/16

07/28/16 - 08/13/16


+ This date indicates the end of the reporting period. A reporting period always begins the day after the closing date of the last report filed. If the committee is new and has not previously filed a report, the first report must cover all activity that occurred before the committee registered as a political committee with the Commission up through the close of books for the first report due.

++Reports sent by Registered or Certified mail must be postmarked on or before the mailing deadline. Committees should keep the mailing receipt with its postmark as proof of filing. If using overnight mail, the delivery service must receive the report on or before the mailing deadline. "Overnight mail" includes Priority or Priority Express Mail having a delivery confirmation, or an overnight delivery service with which the report is scheduled for next business day delivery and is recorded in the service's online tracking system. Note that "Express Mail" as referred to in FEC regulations has been renamed "Priority Express Mail" by the USPS. Reports filed by any other means must be received by the Commission (or Secretary of the Senate for Senate committees) before the close of business on the last business day before the filing deadline.

* States holding 2016 Senate elections.

** Filed by candidate committees only. 48-Hour Notices are required if the campaign committee receives any contribution (including in-kind gifts or advances of goods or services; loans from the candidate or other non-bank sources; and guarantees or endorsements of bank loans to the candidate or committee) of $1,000 or more per source, during the applicable period.

1 Notice that the registered/certified & overnight mailing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. The report should be postmarked before that date.

2 The April Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing the Maryland and Pennsylvania Pre-Primary Reports, Indiana Libertarian Party Pre-Convention Report and the Utah Democratic Party, Republican Party, Independent American Party and Libertarian Party Pre-Convention Reports.. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

3 The July Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing the Georgia Pre-Runoff and Louisiana Pre-Primary Reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

4 Notice that this filing deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday. Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days. Accordingly, reports filed by methods other than registered, certified or overnight mail must be received before the Commission’s (or the Secretary of the Senate’s Public Records Office) close of business on the last business day before the deadline.

5 In AO 2000-29 [PDF], the Commission determined that the last day to qualify for a position on the general election ballot in Louisiana--in this case 07/22/16--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 11/08/16. Additionally, under state law if no candidate in the 11/08/16 general election receives over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be held on 12/10/16.

6 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.

7 The mailing deadline is the same as the filing deadline because the computed mailing deadline would fall one day before the primary/general election is held.

 

 

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