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Election Law: Basics
Covers U.S. elections, including campaign finance, voting rights, and election administration.
Election law covers a wide array of topics, including political spending, voting rights, ballot propositions, redistricting, gerrymandering, and campaign finance. Useful secondary materials include legal resources as well as interdisciplinary sources in the areas of political science, history, and public policy.
Starting Points - Election Law
The legal encyclopedias American Jurisprudence, California Jurisprudence, and Corpus Juris Secundum all treat the topic of election law. More comprehensive coverage is also in:
Looseleaf on law governing political campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. Includes the full-text of FEC regulations and explanations, advisory opinions, and FEC compliance forms and campaign guides.
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