Political Rules

Election Schedule Web

For additional information including a list of candidates see the NY State Board of elections website at http://www.elections.ny.gov/

Political Broadcasting Primer

pillsOur friends at Pillsbury Winthrop, Shaw Pittman LLP have produced an excellent primer on the FCC’s political rules. The primer summarizes all the rules you need to know for this political season. To see a copy of the new primer click HERE.

NAB Political Agreement Forms

nabFCC rules requires agreements for the purchase of political time to be placed in a stations political file. The request and disposition must be placed in the file as soon as possible, which the Commission has determined is immediately absent extraordinary circumstances. It is important that your station documents agreements with political candidates as well as non-candidate issue advertising. NAB’s legal team has prepared political broadcast agreement forms which cover all the important issues you will need.  NAB Members may receive a free complimentary copy PDF by emailing membership@nab.org.

NAB’s updated Political Agreement Form (PB-18) are available on CD. These forms include: 1) NAB agreement form for political candidate advertisements. 2) NAB agreement form for non-candidate/issue advertisements. Non NAB members wishing to purchase the forms from the NAB store by clicking HERE.

Political Rules Webcasts

The FCC’s political rules are complex. The follow webcasts that will explain not only the basics but some of the more complex questions that may arise during a campaign.

December 17, 2015 Archived Webcast

For those of you who missed the webcast it was archived. You may view the webcast by clicking HERE.

February 9, 2012 Archived Webcast

While this webcast covers a previous election cycle, the basic information is applicable today.