[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10170-10171]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03225]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Notice 2013-06]


Filing Dates for the Massachusetts Senate Special Elections

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Notice of filing dates for special election.

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SUMMARY: Massachusetts has scheduled special elections on April 30, 
2013, and June 25, 2013, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by 
Secretary John F. Kerry.
    Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special 
Primary Election on April 30, 2013, 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 June 25, 2013, shall 
file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, 12-day Pre-General, 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 Massachusetts Special Primary and Special General Elections shall 
file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report on April 18, 2013; a 12-day Pre-
General on June 13, 2013; and a 30-day Post-General Report on July 25, 
2013. (See charts 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 April 18, 2013. (See charts below for the closing date for each 
report.)

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 
Massachusetts Special Primary or Special General Elections by the close 
of books for the applicable report(s). (See charts below for the 
closing date for each report.)
    Committees filing monthly that make contributions or expenditures 
in connection with the Massachusetts Special Primary or General 
Elections will continue to file according to the monthly reporting 
schedule.
    Additional disclosure information in connection with the 
Massachusetts 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 $17,100 during the 
special election reporting periods (see charts below for closing date 
of each period). 11 CFR 104.22(a)(5)(v) and (b).

                         Calendar of Reporting Dates for Massachusetts Special Election
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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 (04/30/13) Must File:
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April Quarterly.................................................                      WAIVED
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        04/10/13        04/15/13        04/18/13
July Quarterly..................................................        06/30/13        07/15/13        07/15/13
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            Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Primary (04/30/13) Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        04/10/13        04/15/13        04/18/13
Mid-Year........................................................        06/30/13        07/31/13        07/31/13
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 Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in Both the Special Primary (04/30/13) and Special General (06/25/13) Must
                                                      File:
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April Quarterly.................................................                       WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Pre-Primary.....................................................        04/10/13        04/15/13        04/18/13
Pre-General.....................................................        06/05/13        06/10/13        06/13/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
July Quarterly..................................................                       WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Post-General....................................................        07/15/13        07/25/13        07/25/13
October Quarterly...............................................        09/30/13        10/15/13        10/15/13
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  Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Both the Special Primary (04/30/13) and Special General (06/25/13)
                                                   Must File:
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Pre-Primary.....................................................        04/10/13        04/15/13        04/18/13
Pre-General.....................................................        06/05/13        06/10/13        06/13/13
Post-General....................................................        07/15/13        07/25/13        07/25/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Mid-Year........................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Year-End........................................................        12/31/13        01/31/14        01/31/14
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             Quarterly Filing Committees Involved In Only the Special General (06/25/13) Must File:
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Pre-General.....................................................        06/05/13        06/10/13        06/13/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
July Quarterly..................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Post-General....................................................        07/15/13        07/25/13        07/25/13
October Quarterly...............................................        09/30/13        10/15/13        10/15/13
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            Semi-Annual Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special General (06/25/13) Must File:
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Pre-General.....................................................        06/05/13        06/10/13        06/13/13
Post-General....................................................        07/15/13        07/25/13        07/25/13
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Mid-Year........................................................                      WAIVED
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Year-End........................................................        12/31/13        01/31/14        01/31/14
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\1\ The 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 up through the close of books for the first report due.


    Dated: February 6, 2013.

    On behalf of the Commission,
Ellen L. Weintraub,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-03225 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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