2022 Commission Blackout Dates
A Member may not send any unsolicited mass mailing or mass communication less than 60 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.
Please Note: Primaries are subject to change. The General Election Blackout for Members, Delegates and the Resident Commissioner begins September 9, 2022. Some states may have runoff date restrictions.
The dates outlined below are for reference purpose only. Blackout dates were collected from publicly available information from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia elections’ office. All information is subject to change.
It is the Member’s responsibility to comply with the law and should be aware of any election in which they are a candidate for office.
This page is up-to-date as of October 28, 2021. Please contact the House Communications Standards Commission Office at x59337 for more information.
Find the list of 2022 congressional primary election dates and the "blackout" date on which the corresponding 60-day pre-election cutoff period begins. Since primary and blackout dates may change as a result of state actions, all updates pertaining to the 60-day blackout period will be posted on the Committee’s site once we are notifed.
2022 Congressional Primaries (by date)
2022 General Election: 11/08/2022
60-day Blackout: 09/09/2022
Last Updated: 5/4/2022
Source: Secretary of State websites and Federal Election Commission
Note: Dates listed are tentative and are subject to change