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Statutes

The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. Those acts and amendments, which are passed by Congress and signed by the President, are collected and restated as law in Title 52 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.

Examples: spending; 52 U.S.C. §30123

Full text of statutes

Specifically, the FEC interprets and enforces the statutes found in Title 52, Subtitle III and Title 26, Subtitle H. There are two options for accessing these statutes:

  1. Access the FEC’s compilation of statutes. That PDF contains Title 52, Subtitle III, Title 26, Subtitle H and additional provisions of the U.S. Code that aren’t enforced by FEC but are relevant to people involved in federal elections.

  2. Access the Government Printing Office (GPO) version of Title 52, Subtitle III and Title 26, Subtitle H.