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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 campaignlaw@fcc.gov. 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 and pressing 6, or calling 202.694.1100.

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last reviewed/updated on 02/28/16 

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