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  • Brennan Center for Justice (NYU)
    A non-partisan public policy and law institute focused on democracy and justice issues, including voting rights & elections and campaign finance reform.
  • The Campaign Finance Institute
    A leading think tank on campaign finance policy, providing objective analyses and data on fundraising by candidates and political parties, studies on the ways interested groups spend money, and recommendations on effective disclosure.
  • Center for Competitive Politics
    An organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment political rights, opposing efforts to limit campaign contributions. Useful for anti-campaign finance reform information.
  • Initiative & Referendum Institute (USC)
    Reports on ballot initiatives and referendum elections in all fifty states, dating as far back as 1904.
  • Justice at Stake
    A nonpartisan campaign working to keep state and federal courts fair and impartial. Useful for the area of judicial elections.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
    A bipartisan organization providing research, technical assistance, and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on pressing state issues. Topics include Elections & Campaigns and Redistricting.
  • The Pew Center on States
    A non-partisan, non-advocacy information clearinghouse and e-newsletter providing up-to-the-minute news and analysis on election reform.

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US Government Websites

  • Federal Election Commission
    The FEC was created in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The duties of the FEC include disclosure of campaign finance information, enforcement of limits and prohibitions on contributions, and oversight of public funding of Presidential elections.
  • Voting and Elections
    Official information and services from
  • U.S. Electoral College
    Information from the National Archives and Records Administration, maintained by the Office of the Federal Register.
  • Election Assistance Commission
    Established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), the EAC develops guidelines to meet HAVA requirements and serves as a national clearinghouse of election administration information.
  • Guide to Law Online: Election Law
    The Law Library of Congress' research guide for election law.


  • All About Redistricting
    Professor Justin Levitt's guide to drawing the electoral lines.
  • Election Law
    The law of politics and the politics of law: election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process.
  • Election Updates
    New research, analysis, and commentary on election reform, voting technology, and election administration.
  • Equal Vote
    Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state, and local elections. Part of Election law @ Moritz.
  • More Soft Money Hard Law
    Developed by Bob Bauer, this site is reports and comments on developments in the regulation of the political process—and related topics.
  • Votelaw

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