Political Rate Periods

Primary Elections

45 days prior to the election

General Elections

60 days prior to the election

*Day 45/60 is the day before election day
Stations have the choice of running or not running political spots on election day…BUT if spots are aired on election day the political rate applies.

Stations are reminded to have a Political Disclosure Statement on file that explains the station’s policies regarding political advertisements, such as election day inventory.

Key 2018 Election Dates

Primary Election

May 22, 2018

Primary Election Runoff

July 24, 2018

General Election

November 6, 2018

General Election Runoff

December 4, 2018

For a printable quick reference sheet of these dates CLICK HERE

For additional information on different elections and dates visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website or CLICK HERE