The FEC is an independent government agency, created by Congress in 1974.
The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process. Read more about the FEC’s history, purpose and goals.
The agency is led by six Commissioners, no more than three of whom can belong to the same political party. Find out more about the FEC’s structure and its Commissioners.
The FEC regularly publishes information about its objectives and performance. These documents include strategic plans, budgets and procurement reports. Additional documents are available in response to the Committee on House Administration's April 2019 questions to the Commission.
More than 300 people work at the FEC. Find current job openings and information about the application process.
Working with the FEC
Working with experts, vendors and other external stakeholders helps the FEC support its mission.
Reports about FEC procurement and contracting are available in Procurement and contracting.