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Examples: 102.2; electioneering


The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. Those acts and amendments, which are passed by Congress and signed by the President, are collected and restated as law in Title 52 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.

This archive contains the portions of Title 52 and Title 26 that are administered by FEC.

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As part of its role administering campaign finance law, the Commission issues regulations, which are published every year in Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This archive contains a full-text version of 11 CFR, as published January 1, 2016.

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Advisory opinions

Advisory opinions are official Commission responses to questions about how federal campaign finance law applies to specific, factual situations.

This archive contains advisory opinions from 1975 to the present. It also contains documents related to advisory opinions — such as requests, drafts and public comments — from 1990 to the present.

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The FEC has exclusive jurisdiction over the civil enforcement of the federal campaign finance law. Enforcement cases are primarily handled by the Office of General Counsel and are known as Matters Under Review (MURs).

Other programs designed to augment the Office of General Counsel's enforcement role include the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and the Administrative Fine Program.

Cases in each of these enforcement programs must be kept confidential until the cases are closed.

Learn more about each type of enforcement action. Search a database of MUR, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Administrative Fine documents from closed cases dating back to 1975.

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