Rule 13-03 Disclosure Dates.

(a) Filing dates. The Board shall publish a schedule of disclosure statement filing dates and reporting periods based on the following:

(1) Primary and general elections.

(i) Disclosure statements are due on January 15, March 15, May 15, and July 15 of the election year.

(ii) Additional disclosure statements are due:

(A) For a primary election: 32 and 11 days before and 10 days after the election.

(B) For a general election: 32 and 11 days before and 27 days after the election.

(C) For a runoff election: 10 days after the election.

(iii)During the 14 days before a primary or general election, or a related runoff election, an independent spender shall submit a disclosure statement to the Board within 24 hours of distributing any reportable communication, making any reportable expenditure, or receiving any reportable contribution.

(2) Special elections.

(i) Disclosure statements are due 32 and 11 days before and 27 days after the election.

(ii) For a runoff special election, a disclosure statement is due 27 days after the election.

(iii) During the 14 days before a special or runoff special election, an independent spender shall submit a disclosure statement to the Board within 24 hours of distributing any reportable communication, making any reportable expenditure, or receiving any reportable contribution.

(3) Ballot proposals.

(i) Disclosure statements for ballot proposals shall be made in accordance with paragraph (1) of this section.

(ii) For ballot proposals anticipated to be voted on at a special election, additional disclosure statements are due on January 15 and July 15 of the year prior to the year of the election.

(4) An independent spender that has not distributed any reportable communications, made any reportable expenditures, or received any reportable contributions within a reporting period is not required to file a disclosure statement for that period. The Board's published schedule of disclosure statement filing dates shall reflect that if a disclosure statement is due to be submitted on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, submission shall be considered timely if made on the next business day.

(b) Reporting periods.

(1) The reporting period for the first disclosure statement containing communications and/or expenditures related to candidates in a primary or general election shall begin on the first day of the election cycle. The reporting period for the first disclosure statement in a special election, or containing communications and/or expenditures related to ballot proposals, shall begin when the first communication is distributed or expenditure is made.

(2) The reporting period for each subsequent disclosure statement shall begin on the third day before the deadline for the submission of the previous disclosure statement.

(3) The reporting period for all disclosure statements shall conclude on and include the fourth day before the deadline for the submission of that disclosure statement.

(4) The Board's published schedule of reporting period dates shall reflect that if a disclosure statement is due to be submitted on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the reporting period will conclude on and include the fourth day before the next business day.