2015-2016 Election Blackout Dates

A Member may not send any unsolicited mass mailing or mass communication less than 90 days immediately before the date of any primary or general election (whether regular, special, or runoff) in which the Member is a candidate for public office.

The last day to send mass mailings or mass communications before the November 8, 2016 general election is August 10, 2016. Mass mailings and mass communications are any unsolicited communications of substantially identical content sent out to 500 or more individuals.

Detailed guidance on this regulation can be found in Chapter Four of the Franking Manual.