Campaigns & Elections: Home

This page shows resources for exploring different aspects of federal electoral campaigns and elections.

General

Congressional Research Service Reports
Search for the full text, 1916-present. Recommended keywords: "campaign finance", "elections"
Government Accountability Office
An independent, non-partisan agency that works for Congress to ensure the accountability of the government for the benefit of all U.S. citizens. Recommended keywords: "elections", "Voters"
American Presidency Project

Hosted by the University of California Santa Barbara, site includes acceptance speeches, presidential candidates debates, party platforms, elections data, and an audio/video archive.

The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
,” (January 2014)
Prepared by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration as a result of Executive Order 13639, which established the Commission and defined its mission to "identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to promote the efficient administration of elections in order to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots, such as members of the military, overseas voters, voters with disabilities, and voters with limited English proficiency." This report is the product of this Commission's findings.  
Tax Information for Political Organizations
Prepared for the Internal Revenue Service, this website outlines the federal fiscal and reporting requirements of political parties, campaign committees, and political action committees, including the release of the names of donors. Issue-oriented social welfare groups formed under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(4) also can engage in advocacy and are not required to reveal donor names. 

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Page edited and updated by Julia Robbins, September 2015.