Federal Election Commission

United States independent regulatory agency that regulates federal elections

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency in the United States. Their purpose is to enforce campaign finance law in federal elections. It was created in 1974 through amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act.[4]

Federal Election Commission
Agency overview
FormedOctober 15, 1974; 49 years ago (1974-10-15)
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
StatusIndependent regulatory agency
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., USA
Employees339 (2006)Template:Update-inline
Annual budget$79,100,000 USD (FY 2017)[1]
Agency executives
Key document
Websitewww.fec.gov Edit this at Wikidata


  1. "Federal Election Commission: Agency Financial Report, Fiscal Year 2017" (PDF) (Government agency's financial report). November 15, 2017: 5, 67. Retrieved 2018-11-12. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)Template:Usgovpd
  2. "Caroline C. Hunter". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  3. "Steven T. Walther". Federal Election Commission. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  4. "52 U.S. Code § 30106 - Federal Election Commission". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 2017-06-03.