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Website & Internet Communications Improvement Initiative

The Commission held public hearings on July 29 and August 25 to receive testimony regarding possible improvements to its website and Internet communications.

The supplemental information below may be of assistance to commenters.

PDF files can be viewed using the free Adobe Reader available from Adobe.


Documents Cited in Federal Register Notice

Technical Overview

The FEC Web site has both Web and FTP servers. There are various navigational aids: a menu system, a site map, a search engine, and navigational breadcrumbs at the top of primary pages.

Both paper and electronic filings can be viewed. Paper filings are indexed to the images. Electronic filings can be seen as HTML pages or delimited files. One can query subsets of the data taken from both electronic and paper filings. In addition Campaign Finance Maps provide graphical ways for accessing this data.

There are specialized query processes available for searching and retrieving legal materials related to the FEC's enforcement and policy making role such as the Enforcement Query System and the Advisory Opinions Search.

In addition to the thousands of pages and documents on the servers, information is also available through several dynamic applications such as the Commission Calendar and the recent List of Lobbyist/Registrant PACs.

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