ELECTION LAW & VOTING RIGHTS
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- Moritz College of Law Election Law Page: Information on federal, state and local elections. Contains e-book on election law, information on upcoming Ohio
elections and ballot issues, pending election law cases, news and more.
- Click on the link below to access information concerning a particular election law topic.
LAWS AFFECTING VOTING RIGHTS
- Title 18: Elections and Political Activities, 18 U.S.C. Ch. 29 §592-611 (includes troops at polls, intimidation of voters, voting by aliens and coercion of political activity)
- Title 42: Elective Franchise, 42 U.S.C. Ch. 20 §1971 et. seq. (includes voting rights, enforcement of voting rights, 18-year old voting, federal absentee voting, overseas citizens, accessibility for the elderly and handicapped, uniformed service voters, and voter registration)
- Title 42: The Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended in 1982: 42 U.S.C. §1973
- Title 42: Federal Election Records, 42 U.S.C. Ch. 20 §1974-1974e
- Title 47: Telephones, Telegraphs, and Radiotelephones, 47 U.S.C. §315, Candidates for public office (covers equal opportunities, censorship prohibition, station use, new appearances, public interest, and public issues discussion).
- United States Constitution:
- Federal Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations):
- 11 C.F.R. Title 11, Chapter I - Federal Election Commission (covers privacy, sunshine laws, FOIA requests, nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap, standards of conduct, campaign reform, and the Presidential Election Campaign Fund)
- 11 C.F.R. Title 11, Chapter II - Election Assistance Commission (covers FOIA requests, Sunshine Act, testimony, Privacy Act of 1974, standards of conduct, nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap, and voter registration)
- Wesberry v. Sanders, 376 U.S. 1, 17-18 (1964): "No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined."
AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR ELECTION LAWS
- Ohio and County Agencies:
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
CAMPAIGN FINANCE & REFORM
VOTING RIGHTS AND THE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED
VOTER IDENTIFICATION & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
- Subchapter C - Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (Part 300)
- Subchapter E - Presidential Election Campaign Fund: General Election Financing (Parts 9001-9012)
- Subchapter F - Presidential Election Campaign Fund: Presidential Primary Matching Fund (Parts 9031-9039)
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES (PAC's)
1 West Lakeside Avenue, FL4 • Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1078 • Email: email@example.com • Phone: (216) 861-5070 • Fax: (216) 861-1606
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