Electioneering Communications Reporting
The Commission announces its disposition of a petition for rulemaking filed on October 5, 2012, by the Center for Individual Freedom. The petition asks that the Commission revise two regulations on the reporting of electioneering communications. The Commission has decided not to initiate a rulemaking in response to the petition because the regulatory changes it sought have already been implemented in a separate rulemaking. The petition and other documents relating to this matter are available on the Commission's website, https:// www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting).
Filing Dates for the Oklahoma Senate Special Election
Oklahoma has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator James M. Inhofe. There are three possible special elections, but only two may be necessary. Primary Election: June 28, 2022. Possible Runoff Election: August 23, 2022. In the event that one candidate does not achieve a majority vote in his/her party's Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters will participate in a Special Runoff Election. General Election: November 8, 2022.
Filing Dates for the Minnesota Special Elections in the 1st Congressional District
Minnesota has scheduled special elections on May 24, 2022, and August 9, 2022, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 1st Congressional District held by the late Representative Jim Hagedorn. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on May 24, 2022, 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 9, 2022, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary, a 12-day Pre-General, and a 30- day Post-General Report.
Agency Procedure Concerning the Treatment of Foreign State Respondents at the Initiation of the Enforcement Process
The Federal Election Commission is adopting a procedure concerning the enforcement process in situations where the respondent to a complaint is a foreign state, a political subdivision of a foreign state, a head of state or other foreign official acting in his or her official capacity, or an agency or instrumentality of a foreign state.