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Election Day - November 2020

This library research guide provides resources related to the November 2020 election and information about voting.

National Websites

The Campaign Finance Institute

The institute maintains a large bibliography of campaign finance research and makes that and other tools freely available to the public.

Information about the laws and regulations on federal campaign finance. From ballotpedia.com.

Federal Election Commission 

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is the independent regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the federal campaign finance law. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, Senate, Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

FollowTheMoney.org

Compiles comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide.

Open Secrets 

California Websites

Cal-Access

Provides financial information supplied by state candidates, donors, lobbyists, and others.

Campaign Finance Power Search

Look up amount received by candidates, amount raised for measures, amount company, organization, or person has contributed. 

Campaign Rules

Includes information on state contribution limits and voluntary expenditure ceilings

California Secretary of State, Political Reform Division

The Division administers provisions of California's Political Reform Act, including the law's most fundamental purpose of ensuring that "receipts and expenditures in elections should be fully and truthfully disclosed in order that the voters may be fully informed..."