Campaign Finance Law Basics:
Topics of Particular Interest:
- The FEC's 1999 Legislative
- The Federal
Election Commission Annual Report 1998 (PDF) describes the
Commission's responsibilities and activities during the year.
- The Commission's 20 Year Report offers a snapshot of the agency and the law
it adminsters, focusing on significant issues of recent years. Topics include
money, personal use of campaign funds and corporate/labor involvement in federal elections.
- The FEC's 1993 report, The Presidential Public Funding Program, describes and
evaluates the public funding system.
- Public Funding of
Presidential Elections provides an overview of the public funding
program, and the $3 Tax
Checkoff brochure explains how the program is financed. (En
- Our Foreign
Nationals brochure explores the ban on contributions by foreign
- The brochure on Independent Expenditures
explains the rules for making (and reporting) unlimited independent
communications supporting or opposing a candidate for federal office.
- Our Contributions brochure
covers all of the limits on contributions made to influence federal elections.
The $25,000 Annual
Contribution Limit brochure focuses on the annual limit on individual
- The Filing a
Complaint brochure explains the FEC's enforcement process.
- A brochure entitled Federal and State Campaign
Finance Laws clarifies the jurisdictional difference between federal
and state election laws.
Reference Charts of state campaign finance laws, excerpted from
Campaign Finance Law 98, are available.
- For additional publications, visit our Help for Candidates,
Parties and PACs page.