Federal Election Commission.
Notice of filing dates for special election.
California has scheduled a special general election on June 26, 2007, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Thirty-Seventh Congressional District held by the late Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a special runoff election will be held on August 21, 2007, among the top vote-getters of each qualified political party, including qualified independent candidates.
Committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing dates for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Kevin R. Salley, Information Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694-1100; Toll Free (800) 424-9530.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Principal Campaign Committees
All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the California Special General and Special Runoff Elections shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on June 14, 2007; a Pre-Start Printed Page 26634Runoff Report on August 9, 2007; and a Post-Runoff Report on September 20, 2007. (See chart below for the closing date for each report.)
If only one election is held, all principal campaign committees of candidates in the Special General Election shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on June 14, 2007; and a Post-General Report on July 26, 2007. (See chart below for the closing date for each report.)
Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees)
Political committees filing on a semiannual basis in 2007 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the California Special General or Special Runoff Elections by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report).
Committees filing monthly that support candidates in the California Special General or Special Runoff Election should continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule.
Disclosure of Electioneering Communications (Individuals and Other Unregistered Organizations)
Federal Election Commission electioneering communications rules govern television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed within 60 days prior to a special general election (including a special general runoff). 11 CFR 100.29. See also 2 U.S.C. 434(f). The statute and regulations require, among other things, that individuals and other groups not registered with the FEC who make electioneering communications costing more than $10,000 in the aggregate in a calendar year disclose that activity to the Commission within 24 hours of the distribution of the communication. See 2 U.S.C. 434(f)(1) and 11 CFR 104.20.
The 60-day electioneering communications period in connection with the California Special General runs from April 27, 2007, through June 26, 2007. The 60-day electioneering communications period in connection with the California Special Runoff runs from June 22, 2007, through August 21, 2007.
|Report||Close of books 1||Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadline||Filing deadline|
|If Only the Special General is Held (06/26/07), Quarterly Filing Committees Involved Must File|
|July Quarterly||06/30/07||07/15/07||2 07/15/07|
|If Only the Special General is Held (06/26/07), Semiannual Filing Committees Involved Must File|
|If Two Elections are Held, Quarterly Filing Committees Involved Only in the Special General (06/26/07) Must File|
|July Quarterly||06/30/07||07/15/07||2 07/15/07|
|If Two Elections are Held, Semiannual Filing Committees Involved Only in the Special General (06/26/07) Must File|
|Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in the Special General (06/26/07) and Special Runoff (08/21/07) Must File|
|Semiannual Filing Committees Involved in the Special General (06/26/07) and Special Runoff (08/21/07) Must File|
|Quarterly Filing Committees Involved Only in the Special Runoff (08/21/07) Must File|
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|Semiannual Filing Committees Involved Only in the Special Runoff (08/21/07) 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 Notice that this deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend. Filing dates 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 close of business on the last business day before the deadline.|
Dated: May 3, 2007.
Robert D. Lenhard,
Chairman, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. E7-8955 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]
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