Links to other sites
When clicking on any of the links below, you will be leaving the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board's state-sponsored web site. All content and opinions expressed on the following pages are those of the page owner. The Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board is not responsible for the content or opinions expressed therein.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Candidates who appear on television and radio, even when not advocating for their campaigns, may be subject to FCC regulations such as the equal time doctrine. Candidates should consult the FCC materials here: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/policy/political/. The applicable federal statutes and FCC rules are found here: http://www.fcc.gov/mb/policy/political/candrule.htm.
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
This federal agency oversees all federal campaigns and federal campaign issues. The website is http://www.fec.gov/.
U.S. Office of Special Counsel (Hatch Act)
Part of this agency's duties is to oversee the Hatch Act as it applies to state and local governmental employees who are principally employed in connection with programs financed by federal government grants, when those employees want to become involved in poitical activities. Federal Advisory Opinions and other resources regarding the Hatch Act may be found here:
IRS Tax Law on Political Activities by Charities
This site contains information that concerns what political activities charities can engage in under appropriate federal taxation guidelines. You will find them at this website: http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0,,id=154622,00.html
Federal/State Election Directory
This link lists agencies and officials in the U.S. that have roles in the election process. The link is http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/cfsdd/cfsdd.shtml
This link goes to a site that organizes and collects/updates information regarding county offices in all fifty states. The link is http://www.countyoffice.org