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Election results and voting information

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has compiled the following information about elections and voting. The FEC administers federal campaign finance laws; however, it has no jurisdiction over the laws relating to voting, voter fraud and intimidation, election results or the Electoral College. Elections are primarily governed by state law and administered at the state and local level.

Election results

Election results are not available immediately from the FEC. Instead, state election offices are responsible for certifying results. Please visit your state election office website for election results information. Contact information for each state election office can be found here, state election offices.

As a public service, the FEC compiles election results from past federal elections, as officially reported by individual state or territory election offices. The FEC publishes Federal Elections, a biennial compilation of official, certified federal election results. These publications include primary, runoff and general election results for the Senate, the House of Representatives and (when applicable) the President.

Federal election results

2020 2018 2016 2014

2012 2010 2008 2006

2004 2002 2000 1998

1996 1994 1992 1990

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For assistance, contact the Public Records Office

202-694-1120 or 1-800-424-9530 (option 2)

Electoral College

The National Archives and Records Administration is the federal agency responsible for coordinating certain functions of the Electoral College between the States and Congress in regard to the Electoral College vote for President.

Election dates

Tuesday, November 5, 2024, is the next regularly scheduled federal General Election date.

The Commission’s Election Dates page has information on Congressional and Presidential primary/convention dates, well as runoff dates in states that hold them. Each state is responsible for establishing their own primary and/or runoff dates. Dates listed for scheduled future elections are tentative and subject to change.

Placing candidates on the ballot

Ballot access is controlled by each state according to state law, even for federal elections.

The FEC publishes a Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory. It provides contact information and links to the elections offices of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which conduct federal elections.

State laws and procedures govern how candidates come to appear on election ballots. For information, individuals should contact the chief election official in their state. Presidential candidates should contact the state offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories for information regarding appearing on each respective state primary and/or general election ballot.

The FEC also provides a list of state election offices for information about candidates on state ballots and election results.

Voter resources

State law governs voter registration and polling place accessibility. The best resource for questions about election administration, including voter registration and polling locations and hours, is your state or local election office.

Voting locations and hours

Check with your state or local election office to find out about voting locations and hours. Contact information for each state election office can be found here, state election offices. and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission also provide election information.

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

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)

Military and overseas citizens

The Federal Voting Assistance Program provides voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens.

Report suspected voter or election fraud

If you want to report voter intimidation, voter fraud, please contact your state 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, Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped 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:


If you believe that a federal election has been administered fraudulently, contact the nearest branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).