[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7781-7783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02257]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Notice 2013-02]


Filing Dates for the South Carolina Special Elections in the 1st 
Congressional District

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Notice of filing dates for special elections.

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SUMMARY: South Carolina has scheduled special elections to fill the 
U.S. House seat in the 1st Congressional District vacated by Senator 
Tim Scott. There are three possible special elections, but only two may 
be necessary.
     Primary Election: March 19, 2013.
     Possible Runoff Election: April 2, 2013. In the event that 
one candidate does not achieve a majority vote in his/her party's 
Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters will participate in 
a Special Runoff Election.
     General Election: May 7, 2013.

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

Special Primary Only

    All principal campaign committees of candidates who only 
participate in the South Carolina Special Primary shall file a 12-day 
Pre-Primary Report on March 7, 2013. (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 South Carolina Special Primary and 
Special General Elections shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on 
March 7, 2013; a Pre-General Report on April 25, 2013; and a Post-
General Report on June 6, 2013. (See chart below for the closing date 
for each report.)

Special Primary and Runoff Elections

    All principal campaign committees of candidates only participating 
in the South Carolina Special Primary and Special Runoff Elections 
shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on March 7, 2013; and a Pre-
Runoff Report on March 21, 2013. (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 South Carolina Special Primary, Special Runoff and Special General 
Elections shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on March 7, 2013; a 
Pre-Runoff Report on March 21, 2013; a Pre-General Report on April 25, 
2013; and a Post-General Report on June 6, 2013. (See chart below for 
the closing date for each report.)

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Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees)

    Political committees filing on a semi-annual basis in 2013 are 
subject to special election reporting if they make previously 
undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the South 
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.)
    Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures 
in connection with the South 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 South 
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).
    The lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2012 
was $16,700. This threshold amount may change in 2013 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.

                        Calendar of Reporting Dates for South Carolina Special Elections
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                                                                                   Reg./cert. &
                                                                  Close of books     overnight        Filing
                             Report                                     \1\           mailing        deadline
                                                                                     deadline
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             Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Primary (03/19/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
April Quarterly.................................................        03/31/13        04/15/13        04/15/13
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            Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Primary (03/19/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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   If Only Two Elections Are Held, Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13) and
                                      Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
April Quarterly.................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13
Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
July Quarterly..................................................        06/30/13        07/15/13        07/15/13
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  If Only Two Elections Are Held, Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13) and
                                      Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13
Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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 If Three Elections Are Held, Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13) and Special
                                          Runoff (04/02/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
April Quarterly.................................................        03/31/13        04/15/13        04/15/13
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    If Three Elections Are Held, Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13) and
                                      Special Runoff (04/02/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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  If Three Elections Are Held, Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13), Special
                           Runoff (04/02/13) and Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
April Quarterly.................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13

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Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
July Quarterly..................................................        06/30/13        07/15/13        07/15/13
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 If Three Elections Are Held, Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in the Special Primary (03/19/13), Special
                           Runoff (04/02/13) and Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        02/27/13        03/04/13        03/07/13
Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13
Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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              Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Runoff (04/02/13) Must File:
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Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
April Quarterly.................................................        03/31/13        04/15/13        04/15/13
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             Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Runoff (04/02/13) Must File:
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Pre-Runoff......................................................        03/13/13    \2\ 03/21/13        03/21/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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             Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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April Quarterly.................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13
Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
July Quarterly..................................................        06/30/13        07/15/13        07/15/13
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            Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special General (05/07/13) Must File:
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Pre-General.....................................................        04/17/13        04/22/13        04/25/13
Post-General....................................................        05/27/13        06/06/13        06/06/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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\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\ The mailing deadline is the same as the filing deadline because the computed mailing deadline would fall one
  day before the primary is held.


    On behalf of the Commission,

    Dated: January 29, 2013.
Ellen L. Weintraub,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-02257 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]
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