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How to submit a complaint with the FEC OIG

If you wish to file a complaint with the FEC OIG, please provide sufficient information so that we can initiate an inquiry as insufficient information can hinder the OIG’s investigation. You may file a complaint via the following three methods:

  1. File a complaint through the FEC OIG Hotline Portal (preferred method)
  2. File a complaint by completing the Hotline Complaint Form and mailing it to:

Federal Election Commission
Office of Inspector General
1050 First Street, NE Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20463

3. File a complaint by telephone by calling the OIG Hotline at 202-694-1015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. You may also dial toll-free at 1-800-424-9530 (extension 1015). Agency employees may schedule an in-person intake by calling the same telephone numbers. In-person intakes with non-agency personnel may be scheduled in appropriate circumstances and at the discretion of hotline personnel.

The OIG will protect your confidentiality to the fullest extent practicable, by not disclosing your identity. In very rare circumstances, it may be necessary for the OIG to disclose the identity of its sources. For example, in a criminal investigation, the OIG may be required to reveal the identity of its source to the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is handling the case. If the OIG is required to reveal the identity of a source who requested confidentially, the source will be notified prior to disclosure and provided an explanation as to why his or her identity must be revealed. All sources who provide information to the OIG are protected from retaliation under federal law.