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Candidate, Parties, PAC Schedule


A committee's status as a quarterly or semi-annual filer is determined by GS 163-278.9. State and County (Candidate, Party and PAC) committees will file semi-annual reports in 2019 and quarterly reports in 2020 based on the schedule below (candidate committees that are not on the ballot in 2020 will file the semi-annual reports listed unless they make contributions related to the 2020 election, they will then be required to file quarterly reports). 
 

2019 Municipal Reporting Schedule


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2019 Municipal Election Reporting Schedules

Type 1 - Nonpartisan Plurality

Event

Report End Date

Report Due Date

Organizational Report

 

within 10 days of organizing

Election Day

11/5/2019

 

2019 Mid-Year Semi Annual Report

6/30/2019

7/26/2019

2019 35-Day Report

9/24/2019

10/01/2019

2019 Pre-Election Report

10/21/2019

10/28/2019

2019 Year End Semi Annual Report

12/31/2019

1/31/2020

Type 2 - Partisan

Event

Report End Date

Report Due Date

Organizational Report

 

within 10 days of organizing

Primary Day

9/10/2019

 

2nd Primary, if applicable

10/08/2019

 

Election Day

11/5/2019

 

2019 Mid-Year Semi Annual Report

6/30/2019

7/26/2019

2019 35-Day Report

7/30/2019

8/6/2019

2019 Pre-Primary Report

8/27/2019

9/3/2019

2019 Pre-Election Report if in 2nd primary

9/23/2019

9/30/2019

2019 Pre-Election Report if not in 2nd primary

10/21/2019

10/28/2019

2019 Year End Semi Annual Report

12/31/2019

1/31/2020

Type 3 - Nonpartisan w/ Primary

Event

Report End Date

Report Due Date

Organizational Report

 

within 10 days of organizing

Primary Day

10/08/2019

 

Election Day

11/5/2019

 

2019 Mid-Year Semi Annual Report

6/30/2019

7/26/2019

2019 35-Day Report if in primary

8/27/2019

9/3/2019

2019 Pre-Primary Report, if applicable

9/23/2019

9/30/2019

2019 35-Day Report if not in primary

9/24/2019

10/1/2019

2019 Pre-Election Report

10/21/2019

10/28/2019

2019 Year End Semi Annual Report

12/31/2019

1/31/2020

Type 4 - Nonpartisan w/ Runoff

Event

Report End Date

Report Due Date

Organizational Report

 

within 10 days of organizing

Election Day

10/08/2019

 

Runoff Day

11/5/2019

 

2019 Mid-Year Semi Annual Report

6/30/2019

7/26/2019

2019 35-Day Report

8/27/2019

9/3/2019

2019 Pre-Election Report

9/23/2019

9/30/2019

2019 Pre-Runoff Report if in runoff

10/21/2019

10/28/2019

2019 Year End Semi Annual Report

12/31/2019

1/31/2020

 

 

2019 - 2020 State and County Reporting Schedule


Report
Year

Report
Name

Report
Start Date 

Report
End Date

Report
Due Date

2019

Mid-Year Semi Annual

1/1/2019

6/30/2019

7/26/2019

2019

Year-End Semi Annual

7/1/2019

12/31/2019

1/31/2020

 2020 

First Quarter Plus

 1/1/2020

2/15/2020

2/25/2020

2020

Second Quarter

2/16/2020

6/30/2020

7/10/2020

2020

Third Quarter Plus

7/1/2020

10/17/2020

10/27/2020

2020

Fourth Quarter

10/18/2020

12/31/2020

1/12/2021

 

*The Mid-Year Semi Annual and Year-End Semi Annual reports are only due from candidates that are NOT participating in the 2020 elections.

2020

Mid-Year Semi Annual*

1/1/2020

6/30/2020

7/31/2020

2020

Year-End Semi Annual*

7/1/2020

12/31/2020

1/29/2021

         

 

Report Year

Report
Name

48 Hour
Report Period

Report
Due Date

2020

48-Hour Report - Primary

2/16/2020 - 3/3/2020

within 48 hours of receipt

2020

48-Hour Report - General

10/18/2020 - 11/3/2020

within 48 hours of receipt

48 Hour Reports are required to be filed within 48 hours if a contribution of $1,000 or more is received during the 48 Hour Report Period.

* The Mid-Year Semi Annual and Year End Semi Annual reports are only due from candidates that are NOT participating in the 2020 elections.
 

Legal Expense Fund Report Schedule

Report
Year

Report
Name

Report
Start Date 

Report
End Date

Report
Due Date

 2019 

First Quarter

 1/1/2019

3/31/2019

4/12/2019

2019

Second Quarter

4/1/2019

6/30/2019

7/15/2019

2019

Third Quarter

7/1/2019

9/30/2019

10/14/2019

2019

Fourth Quarter

10/1/2019

12/31/2019

1/15/2020

2020

First Quarter

1/1/2020

3/31/2020

4/15/2020

2020

Second Quarter

4/1/2020

6/30/2020

7/15/2020

2020

Third Quarter

7/1/2020

9/30/2020

10/14/2020

2020

Fourth Quarter

10/1/2020

12/31/2020

1/15/2021

 

 

Notices of Reports Due


Notices of reports due are sent by the board of elections to committee treasurers.  Please note that if the address of a committee’s treasurer is not current, that committee may not receive these notifications but will still be liable for the reports.
 

Treasurer Responsibility


The Treasurer is responsible for ensuring evidence of the mailing date for reports. Metered postage does not prove timely filing because a meter may be set to any date. A postmark is evidence of timely mailing, but you must request the post office to place a legible postmark on your envelope; the process is no longer automatic. Many of the letters we receive bear no postmark or illegible postmarks. Treasurers are well advised to send reports through registered or certified mail.
 

2019 Referendum Reporting Schedule


For Referendums on the September ballot

REPORT NAME

COVERAGE DATES

DUE DATE

Organizational Report

Up to the first ten days of the committee’s activity

Within 10 days of the committee organizing

Pre-Referendum Report

Period start date is the day after the Organizational Report ends. Report must cover all contributions and expenditures through 08/27/2019

09/03/2019

48 Hour Notices *

08/28/2019 through 09/10/2019

Within 48 hours of receipt

ELECTION

 

09/10/2019

Final Report

Must cover 08/27/2019 through 09/13/2019

09/20/2019

Supplemental Final

If the Final Report does not cover all contributions and expenditures, the Supplemental Final Report must cover 09/14/2019 through 12/31/2019

01/07/2020

Annual Report

01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020

01/07/2021

* 48 Hour Notices – Report any receipt of $1,000.00 or more within 48 hours of receipt. These must also be reported on the next report on the schedule
 

For Referendums on the October ballot

REPORT NAME

COVERAGE DATES

DUE DATE

Organizational Report

Up to the first ten days of the committee’s activity

Within 10 days of the committee organizing

Pre-Referendum Report

Period start date is the day after the Organizational Report ends. Report must cover all contributions and expenditures through 09/23/2019

09/30/2019

48 Hour Notices *

09/24/2019 through 10/08/2019

Within 48 hours of receipt

ELECTION

 

10/08/2019

Final Report

Must cover 09/24/2019 through 10/11/2019

10/18/2019

Supplemental Final

If the Final Report does not cover all contributions and expenditures, the Supplemental Final Report must cover 10/12/2019 through 12/31/2019

01/07/2020

Annual Report

01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020

01/07/2021

* 48 Hour Notices – Report any receipt of $1,000.00 or more within 48 hours of receipt. These must also be reported on the next report on the schedule
 

For Referendums on the November ballot

REPORT NAME

COVERAGE DATES

DUE DATE

Organizational Report

Up to the first ten days of the committee’s activity

Within 10 days of the committee organizing

Pre-Referendum Report

Period start date is the day after the Organizational Report ends. Must cover all contributions and expenditures through 10/21/2019

10/28/2019

48 Hour Notices *

10/22/2019 through 11/05/2019

Within 48 hours of receipt

ELECTION

 

11/05/2019

Final Report

Must cover 10/22/2019 through 11/08/2019

11/15/2019

Supplemental Final

If the Final Report does not cover all contributions and expenditures, the Supplemental Final Report must cover 11/09/2019 through 12/31/2019

01/07/2020

Annual Report

01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020

01/07/2021

* 48 Hour Notices – Report any receipt of $1,000.00 or more within 48 hours of receipt. These must also be reported on the next report on the schedule