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Federal candidates, PACS, and party committees have a major reporting deadline coming up that will provide the public with an update on the campaign financing of the 2014 elections. The Federal Election Commission has provided a reminder and resources to filers.

July Quarterly Filing Reminder. Quarterly filers have a report due on Tuesday, July 15 (covering activity through June 30). Quarterly reports sent by registered, certified or overnight mail must be postmarked no later than July 15, and paper filings sent by other means must be received by close of business on July 15. Electronic filers have until 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on the due date of the report to submit their reports on time. (Federal Election Commission staff in the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) will be available until 8:00 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, July 15, to answer questions regarding the content and filing of reports. To reach RAD, call 800-424-9530 (press 5) or 202-694-1130. For help with technical issues relating to electronic filing, dial the same toll-free number and press 4 or call 202-694-1307.) Active in a primary election? See the Compliance Map and click on your state for specific filing information pertinent to that primary.

Updated Candidate Guide Now Available. The 2014 Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is now available on the Commission’s website. This edition of the Guideavailable online only, includes quick links to chapters and reporting examples, as well as hyperlinks to FEC reference materials. For more information about the updated Guide, see this 
Record article

New Video Available for Local Party Organizations. State party committees may wish to share the FEC’s latest e-learning video, Local Party 101, with their unregistered local party organizations in order to assist them with understanding federal campaign finance rules. The video explains the reporting thresholds and requirements to local party groups who wish to be active in federal elections. It also describes certain grassroots “exempt activities” that local party organizations may undertake without triggering contribution or expenditure limits.

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