Quarters doubled in odd years, halved again in evens


This always makes me thing of Lewis Carroll every time I see it. A PAC tells the FEC it’s going to file quarterly reports rather than monthly reports. The FEC approves the request, and writes back:

The Commission has received notification of your request, dated 1/30/2009, to change from a monthly filer to a quarterly filer of receipts and disbursements. Please note that during years that have no scheduled federal election, quarterly filers are required only to file semi-annually.

As for the practical effects: Well, we can be glad that Washington mostly takes odds year off, so we really don’t need quarterly disclosure…