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As part of its role administering campaign finance law, the Commission issues regulations, which are published every year in Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

This archive contains 11 CFR and other public materials related to regulations.

11 CFR

Changes not included in the 2022 printed edition:

Changes not included in the 2021 printed edition:

Technical corrections not yet reflected in the print edition and the regulations search:

  • Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications: 83 Fed. Reg. 66590 (December 27, 2018)
    These final rules were published December 27, 2018, but a printing error resulted in unintended changes to 11 C.F.R. 104.3(a) and (b). The correct regulatory language is set forth in this document and will be corrected in a future printing of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Archive of previous editions of 11 CFR

Search rulemakings

Use SERs to search completed and ongoing Commission rulemakings. Search for proposed rules, final rules, public comments and hearing testimony. Additionally, submit comments on proposed regulations and other rulemaking documents.

Learn how to comment on rulemaking documents

Explanations and Justifications (E&Js)

The Commission writes an E&J whenever it submits to Congress a new regulation or amends an old one. This archive compiles all E&Js written to accompany FEC regulations, from 1975 to present.

Public hearings

The Commission periodically holds public hearings at its headquarters in Washington, DC. These hearings offer interested persons an opportunity to testify concerning proposed regulations and other matters that come before the Commission.

Upcoming hearings and those held within the last several years are listed in reverse chronological order with links to relevant documents.