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Election Law

Government Websites

Federal Election Commission (FEC) 
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency of the United States whose purpose is to enforce campaign finance law in United States federal elections.

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
One of 11 sections in the Civil Rights Division, enforcing The Voting Rights Act of 1965, The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act of 1986 (UOCAVA), The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Motor Voter), and The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).

U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
An independent, bipartisan commission established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Duties: develop guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopt voluntary voting system guidelines, and serve as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration.

Federal Judicial Center (FJC)
The Federal Judicial Center is the research and education agency of the federal judicial system. They have assembled a collection of case studies on emergency election litigation in federal courts. Because of the time constraints in emergency cases, the case records are often not easily available from other sources.

Library of Congress' Electoral College Guide 
A guide from the Law Library of Congress about the law of the Electoral College. 

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
NCSL tracks election and campaign issues in four major categories: campaign finance, election laws, technology and procedures, election results and analysis, and initiative and referendum.

ACE Project
Launched at the United Nations in 1998 by International IDEA, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), ACE was initially created as the Administration and Cost of Elections project. It was the world’s first online resource of its kind in the field of elections.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Recognizing that democratic elections form the basis for legitimate government, the OSCE observes elections throughout its 57 participating States. It also provides technical assistance to improve the legislative and administrative framework for elections in specific countries.

United Nations Electoral Assistance Division of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) 
The United Nations plays a major role in providing international assistance to countries to help with democratic processes, including political transitions, implementation of peace agreements, and consolidation of democracy.