Filing Dates for the Ohio Special Election in the 2nd Congressional District
Ohio has scheduled special elections on June 14, 2005, and August 2, 2005, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 2nd Congressional District vacated by Representative Rob Portman. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on June 14, 2005, 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 August 2, 2005, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a Post-General Report.
Definition of Federal Election Activity
The Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rules defining ``Federal election activity'' under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA''). The proposed changes would retain the existing definition of ``voter registration activity'' and modify the existing definitions of ``get- out-the-vote activity'' and ``voter identification'' consistent with the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Shays v. FEC. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
State, District, and Local Party Committee Payment of Certain Salaries and Wages
The Federal Election Commission is seeking comment on proposed changes to regulations regarding payments by State, district or local party committees for salaries and wages of employees who spend 25 percent or less of their compensated time in a month on Federal election activity and activity in connection with Federal elections. Currently, these committees may use funds whose only restriction is that they comply with State law. The proposed changes would require these expenses to be paid using at least some Federal funds, consistent with the ruling of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Shays v. Federal Election Commission. The Commission is appealing this ruling to the DC Circuit. In the interim, the Commission is initiating this rulemaking. The Commission has not made any final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.