Filing Dates for the Massachusetts Special Election in the 5th Congressional District
Massachusetts has scheduled elections on September 4, 2007, and October 16, 2007, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Fifth Congressional District vacated by Representative Martin T. Meehan. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on September 4, 2007, 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 October 16, 2007, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
The Federal Election Commission requests comments on a proposed rule to attribute the disbursements for a public communication made by a political party that refers to a clearly identified Federal candidate and that also generically refers to other candidates of a political party without clearly identifying them. Several alternatives are presented, including an alternative to include public communications that refer to multiple Federal candidates. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Filing Dates for the California Special Election in the 37th Congressional District
California has scheduled a special general election on June 26, 2007, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Thirty- Seventh Congressional District held by the late Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a special runoff election will be held on August 21, 2007, among the top vote-getters of each qualified political party, including qualified independent candidates. Committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing dates for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held.