In Missouri, the office of the Secretary of State posts all election dates. Use the descriptions below to determine political windows requiring stations apply their lowest unit rate to candidates.
A “general” election i.e., one that results in the election of the candidate.
A “primary” election is one that determines the candidates who will qualify for the “general” election.
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:
- 73.1942 Candidate rates.
(a) Charges for use of stations. The charges, if any, made for the use of any broadcasting station by any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office in connection with his or her campaign for nomination for election, or election, to such office shall not exceed:
(1) During the 45 days preceding the date of a primary or primary runoff election and during the 60 days preceding the date of a general or special election in which such person is a candidate, the lowest unit charge of the station for the same class and amount of time for the same period.