Election Law


Examination of the legal issues that arise during the course of local, state, and federal political campaigns and on election day, plus related areas. Subject matter areas addressed in the general order faced by, and from the perspective of, a typical campaign. Topics include precandidacy activities, campaign finance laws, Federal Elections Commission and state boards of election, regulation of paid political advertisements, defamation, interaction with other political interest groups (for example, parties, PACs, and independent expenditures), enfranchisement and registration, election day issues, challenging voting results, and redistricting.