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Open Government at the Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission has been making campaign finance information available to the public for more than 30 years, and we continue to try to develop new forms and new information that will help people and groups understand how federal campaigns are funded. We're using this page to highlight some of those efforts and to ask you to help us determine how we can better serve your needs. There are a number of tools and methods we're using now;


During the summer of 2009 we initiated a process where the public could participate in our planning process for moving the disclosure program forward. After receiving a number of written comments we held two days of public hearings where we heard a number of good ideas that we're in the process of implementing. You can find the written comments and transcripts of the hearing, along with an outline of our plans going forward.


We're also working hard to make the best use of technology as we help to educate people who must comply with the law.

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Plain Language

As required by the Plain Writing Act of 2010, we offer a Plain Language Web Page that highlights the FEC's long-standing commitment to clear communications. The page also lists staff you may contact with questions or concerns about our use of plain language.

We'd like you to help us to continue to move ahead by offering your own suggestions about additional material you'd like to see and telling us what works and what doesn't as you find information here.