[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10171-10172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03226]


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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Docket No. 2013-05]


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

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Notice of filing dates for special party nominating convention.

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SUMMARY: The South Carolina Green Party will select their party's 
nominee at a Special Party Convention on March 9, 2013. Committees 
required to file reports in connection with the Special Green Party 
Convention shall file a 12-day Pre-Convention 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: On January 8, 2013, the Commission approved 
the filing dates for the Special Primary, Runoff and General Elections 
that will be held in the First Congressional District to fill the U.S. 
House seat vacated by Senator Tim Scott. The Special General Election 
date is May 7, 2013. The Democratic and Republican parties will 
nominate candidates for that election in Special Primary Elections on 
March 19, 2013, with Special Runoff Elections held on April 2, 2013, if 
necessary. At the time the Commission approved the filing requirements 
for the Special Primary, Runoff and General Elections, no special 
nominating conventions had been scheduled by any of the other certified 
political parties in South Carolina.
    The Commission has received additional information that the South 
Carolina Green Party has scheduled a convention on March 9, 2013, to 
select their nominee for the Special General Election. Committees 
required to file reports in connection with the Special Green Party 
Convention on March 9, 2013, shall file a 12-day Pre-Convention Report. 
The date for the Special General is unchanged and, as such, this 
Federal Register Notice only includes information on the filing 
requirements in connection with the special nominating convention. The 
reporting requirements in connection with the South Carolina Special 
General Election

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were published in the Federal Register on February 4, 2013 (78 FR 
7781).

Principal Campaign Committees

    All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in 
the South Carolina Special Green Party Convention shall file a 12-day 
Pre-Convention Report on February 25, 2013. (See charts below for the 
closing date for the 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 South 
Carolina Special Green Party Convention or Special General Election 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 South Carolina Special Green Party Convention or 
Special General Election 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 $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 South Carolina Special Elections
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                                                                                   Reg./cert. &
                                                                     Close of        overnight        Filing
                             Report                                  books\1\         mailing        deadline
                                                                                     deadline
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      Quarterly Filing Committees Involved in Only the Special Green Party Convention (03/09/13) Must File:
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Pre-Convention..................................................        02/17/13        02/22/13        02/25/13
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April Quarterly.................................................        03/31/13        04/15/13        04/15/13
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     Semi-annual Filing Committees Involved in Only The Special Green Party Convention (03/09/13) Must File:
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Pre-Convention..................................................        02/17/13        02/22/13        02/25/13
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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.


    Dated: February 6, 2013.

    On behalf of the Commission,
Ellen L. Weintraub,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-03226 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
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