Election Day information
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, is Election Day. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) administers the federal campaign finance laws, but has no jurisdiction over the laws relating to voting, voter fraud and intimidation, ballot access or election results. For the convenience of voters, the appropriate federal or state agency to contact is listed on this page.
State law governs voter registration and polling place accessibility. The best resource for questions about voter registration and polling locations and hours is your local board of elections.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is a federal government agency that serves as a national clearinghouse of information about election administration. It offers numerous resources for assisting voters.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
866-747-1471 (toll free)
Reporting suspected voter intimidation or fraud
If you want to report voter intimidation or fraud, please contact your state's main election office.
The Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice enforces the civil provisions of the federal laws that protect the right to vote, including the Voting Rights Act, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Help America Vote Act and the Civil Rights Acts.
If you want to report a possible violation of federal voting laws, please fill out the U.S. Department of Justice’s Election Complaint Report.
Voting Section of the U.S. Department of Justice
Ballot access is controlled by each state according to state law, even for federal elections.
Election results are not available immediately from the FEC. Instead, state election offices are responsible for tabulating ballots and certifying results.
As a public service, the FEC compiles election results from past elections in a biannual publication.