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U.S. Government websites

  • Federal Election Commission
    The FEC was created in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The duties of the FEC include disclosure of campaign finance information, enforcement of limits and prohibitions on contributions, and oversight of public funding of Presidential elections.
  • Voting and Elections
    Official information and services from
  • U.S. Electoral College
    Information from the National Archives and Records Administration, maintained by the Office of the Federal Register.
  • Election Assistance Commission
    Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the EAC develops guidelines to meet HAVA requirements and serves as a national clearinghouse of election administration information.
  • Guide to Law Online: Election Law
    The Law Library of Congress' research guide for election law.
  • Election Links
    Links to publicly available election information from the National Association of Secretaries of State.

State Election Information

  • Election Law Manual
    From William & Mary Law School's Election Law Program.
    Provides a basic overview of election law in the United States. Primary focus is state election law, although also includes important federal statutes and constitutional provisions. Written primarily for use of judges.
  • Initiative & Referendum Institute
    Affiliated with the USC-CalTech Center for the Study of Law and Politics, the Institute collects information about popular referenda from all 50 states.

Other websites and research guides

  • Election Law @ Moritz
    Ohio State University's election law guide.
  • Guide to U.S. Elections and Voting
    From the University of Maryland, this guide lists non-partisan and partisan sources of information on U.S. elections, voting, and political parties, including sources of voting records, campaign finance and polling data.

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