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Federal Election Reform | Federal Laws & Government Agencies

Published: February 6, 2009

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

U.S. Constitution
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)

Federal Agencies

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

Congressional Committees

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)