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2018 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]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

Runoff

07/17/18

06/27/18

07/02/18

07/05/18 1

06/28/18 - 07/14/18

Alaska
[HTML]

08/21/18

08/01/18

08/06/18

08/09/18

08/02/18 - 08/18/18

American Samoa
[HTML]

11/06/18

10/17/18

10/22/18

10/25/18

10/18/18 - 11/03/18

*Arizona
[HTML]

08/28/18

08/08/18

08/13/18

08/16/18

08/09/18 - 08/25/18

Arkansas
[HTML]

05/22/18

05/02/18

05/07/18

05/10/18

05/03/18 - 05/19/18

Runoff

06/19/18

05/30/18

06/04/18

06/07/18

05/31/18 - 06/16/18

*California
[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Colorado
[HTML]

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

*Connecticut

[HTML]

08/14/18

07/25/18

07/30/18

08/02/18

07/26/18 - 08/11/18

Connecticut Democratic Party Convention - House
[HTML]

05/14/18
04/24/18 04/29/18 2 05/02/18 04/25/18 - 05/11/18
*Connecticut Democratic Party Convention - Senate
[HTML]
05/18/18
04/28/18 05/03/18 05/06/18 3 04/29/18 - 05/15/18
*Connecticut Republican Party Convention - House & Senate
[HTML]
05/11/18
04/21/18 04/26/18 04/29/18 3 04/22/18 - 05/08/18
*Delaware
[HTML]

09/06/18

08/17/18

08/22/18

08/25/18 3

08/18/18 - 09/03/18

*Delaware Conventions
[HTML]
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

District of Columbia
[HTML]

06/19/18

05/30/18

06/04/18

06/07/18

05/31/18 - 06/16/18

*Florida
[HTML]

08/28/18

08/08/18

08/13/18

08/16/18

08/09/18 - 08/25/18

Georgia
[HTML]

05/22/18

05/02/18

05/07/18

05/10/18

05/03/18 - 05/19/18

Primary Runoff

07/24/18

07/04/18

07/09/18

07/12/18 1

07/05/18 - 07/21/18

General Runoff
[HTML]

01/08/19

12/19/18

12/24/18 12/27/18 12/20/18 - 01/05/19
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Guam

[HTML]

08/25/18

08/05/18

08/10/18

08/13/18

08/06/18 - 8/22/18

General Runoff
[HTML]

11/20/18

10/31/18

11/08/18 4

11/08/18 11/01/18 - 11/17/18
*Hawaii
[HTML]

08/11/18

07/22/18

07/27/18

07/30/18

07/23/18 - 08/08/18

Idaho
[HTML]

05/15/18

04/25/18

04/30/18

05/03/18

04/26/18 - 05/12/18

Illinois
[HTML]

03/20/18

02/28/18

03/05/18

03/08/18

03/01/18 - 03/17/18

*Indiana
[HTML]

05/08/18

04/18/18

04/23/18

04/26/18

04/19/18 - 05/05/18

*Indiana Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

05/05/18

04/15/18 04/20/18 04/23/18 04/16/18 - 05/02/18
Iowa
[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

Kansas
[HTML]

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/23/18

07/26/18

07/19/18 - 08/04/18

Kansas Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]

04/22/18

04/02/18 04/07/18 04/10/18 5 04/03/18 - 04/19/18
Kentucky
[HTML]

05/22/18

05/02/18

05/07/18

05/10/18

05/03/18 - 05/19/18

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Louisiana
[HTML]

07/20/18 6

06/30/18

07/05/18

07/08/18 1, 3

07/01/18 - 07/17/18

General

11/06/18

10/17/18

10/22/18

10/25/18

10/18/18 - 11/03/18

General Runoff
[HTML]

12/08/18

11/18/18

11/23/18

11/26/18

11/19/18 - 12/05/18

*Maine
[HTML]

06/12/18

05/23/18

05/28/18 2

05/31/18

05/24/18 - 06/09/18

*Maryland
[HTML]

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

*Maryland Convention - Green Party
[HTML]
04/30/18
04/10/18
04/15/18 2
04/18/18
04/11/18 - 04/27/18
*Maryland Convention - Libertarian Party
[HTML]
03/10/18
02/18/18 02/23/18 02/26/18 02/19/18 - 03/07/18

* Massachusetts

[HTML]

09/04/18
08/15/18
08/20/18
08/23/18
08/16/18 - 09/01/18

*Michigan

[HTML]

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/23/18

07/26/18

07/19/18 - 08/04/18

*Michigan Conventions
[HTML]

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

*Minnesota

[HTML]

08/14/18

07/25/18

07/30/18

08/02/18

07/26/18 - 08/11/18

*Mississippi
[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

Runoff

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

*Missouri
[HTML]

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/23/18

07/26/18

07/19/18 - 08/04/18

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Montana

[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

*Nebraska

[HTML]

05/15/18

04/25/18

04/30/18

05/03/18

04/26/18 - 05/12/18

*Nevada
[HTML]

06/12/18

05/23/18

05/28/18 2

05/31/18

05/24/18 - 06/09/18

New Hampshire
[HTML]

09/11/18

08/22/18

08/27/18

08/30/18

08/23/18 - 09/08/18

*New Jersey

[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

*New Mexico

[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

*New York
[HTML]

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

North Carolina

[HTML]

05/08/18

04/18/18

04/23/18

04/26/18

04/19/18 - 05/05/18

Runoff

07/17/18

06/27/18

07/02/18

07/05/18 1 06/28/18 - 07/14/18

*North Dakota

[HTML]

06/12/18

05/23/18

05/28/18 2

05/31/18

05/24/18 - 06/09/18

Northern Mariana Islands

[HTML]

11/06/18

10/17/18 10/22/18 10/25/18 10/18/18 - 11/03/18

*Ohio
[HTML]

05/08/18

04/18/18

04/23/18

04/26/18

04/19/18 - 05/05/18

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

Oklahoma
[HTML]

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

Runoff

08/28/18

08/08/18

08/13/18

08/16/18

08/09/18 - 08/25/18

Oregon
[HTML]

05/15/18

04/25/18

04/30/18

05/03/18

04/26/18 - 05/12/18

Oregon Conventions
[HTML]

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

*Pennsylvania
[HTML]

05/15/18

04/25/18

04/30/18

05/03/18

04/26/18 - 05/12/18

Puerto Rico

(no federal elections held in 2018)

*Rhode Island

[HTML]

09/12/18

08/23/18

08/28/18

08/31/18

08/24/18 - 09/09/18

South Carolina
[HTML]

06/12/18

05/23/18

05/28/18 2

05/31/18

05/24/18 - 06/09/18

Runoff

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/14/18 7

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

South Carolina Conventions
[HTML]

TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA

South Dakota
[HTML]

06/05/18

05/16/18

05/21/18

05/24/18

05/17/18 - 06/02/18

Runoff

08/14/18

07/25/18

07/30/18

08/02/18

07/26/18 - 08/11/18

*Tennessee

[HTML]

08/02/18

07/13/18

07/18/18

07/21/18 3

07/14/18 - 07/30/18

State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Texas

[HTML]

03/06/18

02/14/18

02/19/18 6

02/22/18

02/15/18 - 03/03/18

Runoff

05/22/18

05/02/18

05/07/18

05/10/18

05/03/18 - 05/19/18

*Texas Senate Convention - Minor Party
[HTML]

04/14/18

03/25/18

03/30/18

04/02/18

03/26/18 - 04/11/18

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

03/17/18

02/25/18

03/02/18

03/05/18

02/26/18 - 03/14/18

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

03/24/18

03/04/18

03/09/18

03/12/18

03/05/18 - 03/21/18

*Utah

[HTML]

06/26/18

06/06/18

06/11/18

06/14/18

06/07/18 - 06/23/18

*Utah Convention -- Constitution Party
[HTML]
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
*Utah Convention -- Democratic Party
[HTML]
04/28/18
04/08/18 04/13/18 04/16/18 04/09/18 - 04/25/18
*Utah Convention -- Green Party
[HTML]
04/21/18
04/01/18 04/06/18 04/09/18 5 04/02/18 - 04/18/18
*Utah Convention -- Independent American Party
[HTML]
04/21/18
04/01/18 04/06/18 04/09/18 5 04/02/18 - 04/18/18
*Utah Convention -- Libertarian Party
[HTML]
04/14/18
03/25/18 03/30/18 04/02/18 03/26/18 - 04/11/18
*Utah Convention -- Republican Party
[HTML]
04/21/18
04/01/18 04/06/18 04/09/18 5 04/02/18 - 04/18/18
*Utah Convention -- United Utah Party
[HTML]
04/28/18
04/08/18 04/13/18 04/16/18 04/09/18 - 04/25/18
*Vermont
[HTML]

08/14/18

07/25/18

07/30/18

08/02/18

07/26/18 - 08/11/18

Virgin Islands
[HTML]

08/04/18

07/15/18

07/20/18

07/23/18

07/16/18 - 08/01/18

General Runoff
[HTML]

11/20/18

10/31/18

11/08/18 4 11/08/18 11/01/18 - 11/17/18
State

Election Date

 Close of Books +

Mailing Deadline ++

Filing Deadline ++

48-Hour Notices **
(candidates only)

*Virginia
[HTML]

06/12/18

05/23/18

05/28/18 2

05/31/18

05/24/18 - 06/09/18

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

05/05/18
04/15/18 04/20/18 04/23/18 04/16/18 - 05/02/18
Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #3]
[HTML]
05/05/18
04/15/18 04/20/18 04/23/18 04/16/18 - 05/02/18
Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #5]
[HTML]
04/28/18
04/08/18 04/13/18 04/16/18 04/09/18 - 04/25/18
Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #6]
[HTML]
05/19/18
04/29/18 05/04/18 05/07/18 04/30/18 - 05/16/18
Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #7]
[HTML]
05/05/18
04/15/18 04/20/18 04/23/18 04/16/18 - 05/02/18
Virginia Convention - Republican Party [Dist. #8]
[HTML]
04/28/18
04/08/18 04/13/18 04/16/18 04/09/18 - 04/25/18
*Washington
[HTML]

08/07/18

07/18/18

07/23/18

07/26/18

07/19/18 - 08/04/18

*West Virginia
[HTML]

05/08/18

04/18/18

04/23/18

04/26/18

04/19/18 - 05/05/18

*West Virginia Conventions
[HTML]
TBA
TBA TBA TBA TBA
*Wisconsin
[HTML]

08/14/18

07/25/18

07/30/18

08/02/18

07/26/18 - 08/11/18

*Wyoming
[HTML]

08/21/18

08/01/18

08/06/18

08/09/18

08/02/18 - 08/18/18


+ 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 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 on-line tracking system. 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 2018 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 The July Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing Alabama Pre-Runoff, Georgia Pre-Runoff, Louisiana Pre-Primary & North Carolina Pre-Runoff Reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

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


3 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, or electronically, 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.

4 The mailing deadline is the same as the filing deadline because the computed mailing deadline would fall one day before the general is held.

5 The April Quarterly Report is waived for committees filing Kansas Libertarian Party, Utah Independent American Party and Utah Republican Party Pre-Convention Reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1)(iii) and (c)(1)(i)(C).

6 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 07/20/18--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.

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

 

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