Political Windows

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.

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