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Filing Dates for the North Carolina Special Elections in the 12th Congressional District

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AGENCY:

Federal Election Commission.

ACTION:

Notice of filing dates for special elections.

SUMMARY:

North Carolina has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. House seat in the 12th Congressional District vacated by Representative Melvin L. Watts. There are three possible special elections, but only two may be necessary.

  • Primary Election: May 6, 2014.
  • Possible Runoff Election: July 15, 2014. In the event that the top vote-getter does not achieve over 40% of the votes cast in his/her party's Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters of that party will participate in a Special Runoff.
  • General Election: November 4, 2014.
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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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Principal Campaign Committees

Special Primary Only

All principal campaign committees of candidates only participating in the North Carolina Special Primary shall file a Pre-Primary Report on April 24, 2014. (See chart below for the closing date for the report).

Special Primary and General Without Runoff

If only two elections are held, all principal campaign committees of candidates participating in the North Carolina Special Primary and Special General Elections shall file a Pre-Primary Report on April 24, 2014; a Pre-General Report on October 23, 2014; and a Post-General Report on December 4, 2014. (See chart below for the closing date for each report).

Special Primary and Runoff Elections

If three elections are held, all principal campaign committees of candidates only participating in the North Carolina Special Primary and Special Runoff Elections shall file a Pre-Primary Report on April 24, 2014; and a Pre-Runoff Report on July 3, 2014. (See chart below for the closing date for each report.)

Special Primary, Runoff and General Elections

All principal campaign committees of candidates participating in the North Carolina Special Primary, Special Runoff and Special General Elections shall file a Pre-Primary Report on April 24, 2014; a Pre-Runoff Report on July 3, 2014; a Pre-General Report on October 23, 2014; and a Post-General Report on December 4, 2014. (See chart below for the closing date for each report.)

Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees)

Political committees filing on a quarterly basis in 2014 are subject to special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the North Carolina Special Primary, Special Runoff or Special General Elections by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report).Start Printed Page 3590

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

Additional disclosure information in connection with the North Carolina Special Elections 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 the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold during the special election reporting periods (see charts below for closing date of each period). 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v) and (b).

The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2013 was $17,100. This threshold amount may increase in 2014 based upon the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA). Once the adjusted threshold amount becomes available, the Commission will publish it in the Federal Register and post it on its Web site. 11 CFR 104.22 (g) and 110.17 (e)(2). For more information on these requirements, see Federal Register Notice 2009-03, 74 FR 7285 (February 17, 2009).

Calendar of Reporting Dates for North Carolina Special Elections Committees Involved in ONLY the Special Primary (05/06/14) Must File

ReportClose of books 1Reg./cert. & overnight mailing deadlineFiling deadline
Pre-Primary04/16/1404/21/1404/24/14
July Quarterly06/30/1407/15/1407/15/14
IF ONLY TWO ELECTIONS ARE HELD, COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN THE SPECIAL PRIMARY (05/06/14) AND
SPECIAL GENERAL (11/04/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-Primary04/16/1404/21/1404/24/14
July Quarterly06/30/1407/15/1407/15/14
October Quarterly09/30/1410/15/1410/15/14
Pre-General10/15/1410/20/1410/23/14
Post-General11/24/1412/04/1412/04/14
Year-End12/31/1401/31/152 01/31/15
IF ONLY TWO ELECTIONS ARE HELD, COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN ONLY THE SPECIAL GENERAL (11/04/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-General10/15/1410/20/1410/23/14
Post-General11/24/1412/04/1412/04/14
Year-End12/31/1401/31/152 01/31/15
IF THREE ELECTIONS ARE HELD, COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN THE SPECIAL PRIMARY (05/06/14) AND
SPECIAL RUNOFF (07/15/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-Primary04/16/1404/21/1404/24/14
Pre-Runoff06/25/1406/30/1407/03/14
July Quarterly06/30/1407/15/1407/15/14
IF THREE ELECTIONS ARE HELD, COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN ONLY THE SPECIAL RUNOFF (07/15/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-Runoff06/25/1406/30/1407/03/14
July Quarterly06/30/1407/15/1407/15/14
COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN THE SPECIAL PRIMARY (05/06/14), SPECIAL RUNOFF (07/15/14) AND
SPECIAL GENERAL (11/04/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-Primary04/16/1404/21/1404/24/14
Pre-Runoff06/25/1406/30/1407/03/14
July Quarterly06/30/1407/15/1407/15/14
October Quarterly09/30/1410/15/1410/15/14
Pre-General10/15/1410/20/1410/23/14
Post-General11/24/1412/04/1412/04/14
Year-End12/31/1401/31/152 01/31/15
IF THREE ELECTIONS ARE HELD, COMMITTEES INVOLVED IN ONLY THE SPECIAL GENERAL (11/04/14) MUST FILE:
Pre-General10/15/1410/20/1410/23/14
Post-General11/24/1412/04/1412/04/14
Year-End12/31/1401/31/152 01/31/15
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.
2 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 close of business on the last business day before the deadline.
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On behalf of the Commission.

Dated: January 15, 2014.

Lee E. Goodman,

Chairman, Federal Election Commission.

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[FR Doc. 2014-01094 Filed 1-21-14; 8:45 am]

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