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Filing Dates for the Hawaii Special Election in the 2nd Congressional District

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Federal Election Commission.


Notice of filing dates for special election.


Hawaii has scheduled a special election on January 4, 2003, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Second Congressional District to which the late Representative Patsy T. Mink was reelected on November 5, 2002.

Committees participating in the Hawaii special election are required to file pre- and post-election reports.

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Mr. Kevin R. Salley, Information Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694-1100; Toll Free (800) 424-9530.

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Principal Campaign Committees

All principal campaign committees of candidates participating in the Hawaii Special General shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on December 23, 2002; and a 30-day Post-General Report on February 3, 2003. (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees)

Political Committees that file on a quarterly basis in 2002 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or Start Printed Page 70600expenditures in connection with the Hawaii Special General Election by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Since disclosing financial activity from two different calendar years on one report would conflict with the calendar year aggregation requirements stated in the Commission's disclosure rules, unauthorized committees that trigger the filing of the Post-General Report will be required to file this report on two separate forms. One form to cover 2002 activity, labeled as the Year-End Report; and the other form to cover only 2003 activity, labeled as the Post-General Report. Both forms must be filed by February 3, 2003.

Committees filing monthly that support candidates in the Hawaii Special General should continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule.

Calendar of Reporting Dates for Hawaii Special Election

ReportClose of Books 1Reg./cert. mailing date 2Filing date
Committees Involved In The Special General (01/04/03) Must File:
1 The period begins with the close of books of the last report filed by the committee. If the committee has filed no previous reports, the period begins with the date of the committee's first activity.
2 Reports sent registered or certified mail must be postmarked by the mailing date; otherwise, they must be received by the filing date.
3 Waived.
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Dated: November 19, 2002.

David M. Mason,

Chairman, Federal Election Commission.

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[FR Doc. 02-29880 Filed 11-22-02; 8:45 am]