The Electioneering Communications Database
Welcome to the Electioneering Communications Database (ECD).
To determine whether a communication sent via a broadcast station, network,
cable system and/or satellite system can or cannot reach 50,000 or more people
in a particular Congressional District or State, please enter the information
requested below and click on search. If the communication can reach 50,000 or
more people in a particular Congressional District or State, it may qualify as
an "electioneering communication," as defined in Section 304 of the Federal
Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, 2 U.S.C. § 434, which requires that
every person who spends more than $10,000 on an electioneering communication
during any calendar year file a statement with the Federal Election Commission
that includes certain information regarding the communication. The information in the Electioneering
Communications Database is current as of December 2015. The Electioneering Communications Database does not contain the ability to query regarding U.S. Territories.
If you have questions regarding this database, please contact the Federal
Communications Commission via e-mail at
If you have questions regarding the rules upon which the database is based,
please contact the Federal Election Commission by calling 1.800.424.9530,
pressing 1, then 3, or calling 202.694.1100.
Enter the search parameters and press the "Search" button.