This page contains information and links to federal laws on voting and election administration, federal agencies that oversee the conduct of elections, and organizations of state and local election officials.
Federal Laws on Voting & Elections
Voting Rights Act of 1965
National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (“Motor-Voter” Act)
Help America Vote Act of 2002
Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA)
The following government agencies work on voting and election administration issues. Links to their websites are provided.
Election Assistance Commission
Federal Election Commission
Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division
Department of Justice – Voting Section
To learn more about Congressional committees that work on matters relating to federal elections, please click here.
Organizations of Election Officials
The following organizations support election officials who administrate elections at the state and local levels. Links to their organizational websites are provided.
National Governors Association (NGA)
National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)
National Association of State Election Directors (NASED)
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
National Association of Counties (NaCO)
International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers (IACREOT)