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Filing Dates for the Washington Special Election In the 1st Congressional District

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ACTION:

Notice of filing dates for special election.

SUMMARY:

Washington has scheduled elections on August 7, 2012, and November 6, 2012, to fill the U.S. House seat in the 1st Congressional District vacated by Representative Jay Inslee.

Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on August 7, 2012, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report. Committees required to file reports in connection with both the Special Primary and Special General Election on November 6, 2012, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Elizabeth S. Kurland, Information Division, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694-1100; Toll Free (800) 424-9530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Principal Campaign Committees

All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the Washington Special Primary and Special General Elections shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on July 26, 2012; a 12-day Pre-General Report on October 25, 2012; and a 30-day Post-General Report on December 6, 2012. (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

All principal campaign committees of candidates participating only in the Special Primary Election shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on July 26, 2012. (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Note that these reports are in addition to the campaign committee's quarterly filing in October. (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees)

Political committees filing on a quarterly basis in 2012 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the Washington Special Primary or Special General Election by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures in connection with the Washington Special Primary or General Elections will continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule.

Additional disclosure information in connection with the Washington Special Election may be found on the FEC Web site at http://www.fec.gov/info/report_dates.shtml.

Disclosure of Lobbyist Bundling Activity

Principal campaign committees, party committees and Leadership PACs that are otherwise required to file reports in connection with the special elections must simultaneously file FEC Form 3L if they receive two or more bundled contributions from lobbyists/registrants or lobbyist/registrant PACs that aggregate in excess of $16,700 during the special election reporting periods (see charts below for closing date of each period). 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v).

Calendar of Reporting Dates for Washington Special Election

ReportClose of books 1Reg. cert. and overnight mailing deadlineFiling deadline
Committees Involved in Only the Special Primary (08/07/12) Must File:
Pre-Primary07/18/1207/23/1207/26/12
October Quarterly09/30/1210/15/1210/15/12
Committees Involved in Both the Special Primary (08/07/12) and Special General (11/06/12) Must File:
Pre-Primary07/18/1207/23/1207/26/12
October Quarterly09/30/1210/15/1210/15/12
Pre-General10/17/1210/22/1210/25/12
Post-General11/26/1212/06/1212/06/12
Year-End12/31/1201/31/1301/31/13
Committees Involved in Only the Special General (11/06/12) Must File:
Pre-General10/17/1210/22/1210/25/12
Post-General11/26/1212/06/1212/06/12
Year-End12/31/1201/31/1301/31/13
1 These dates indicate 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.

On behalf of the Commission.

Caroline C. Hunter,

Chair, Federal Election Commission.

[FR Doc. 2012-9005 Filed 4-13-12; 8:45 am]

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