Filing Dates for the California Special Election in the 36th Congressional District
California has scheduled a special general election on May 17, 2011, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Thirty- Sixth Congressional District vacated by Representative Jane Harman. 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 July 12, 2011, between the top two vote-getters. Political committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing deadlines for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held.
Filing Dates for the New York Special Election in the 26th Congressional District
New York has scheduled a Special General Election on May 24, 2011, to fill the U.S. House seat in the 26th Congressional District vacated by Representative Christopher J. Lee. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on May 24, 2011, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Interpretive Rule Regarding Electronic Contributor Redesignations
Commission regulations require that a contributor's redesignation of a contribution for another election be in writing and signed by the contributor. The Commission construes the requirements of 11 CFR 110.1(b)(5) and 110.2(b)(5) to encompass a certain method of electronic redesignation. The method of electronic redesignation is described in the supplementary information below.