Election and Political Law allows businesses and individuals to understand their rights, obligations, and legal options related to the American electoral process, including the qualifications for voters, state and federal laws, presidential elections, and campaign finance. It also covers constitutional laws protecting voting rights.


One increasingly common legal issue in the political world is the use of campaign finance laws. These laws seek to regulate the process by which political candidates and political parties raise funds for various purposes, including travel expenses, election ballots, and political issues. Complicated regulatory schemes require all corporations and other entities to obtain authorization from the Federal Election Commission so that their donations of money to political entities may be reported to the American people.

Election laws regulate the way elections are run, who is eligible to participate, how votes are counted, and what groups and individuals are permitted to contribute to the outcome of an election.

Throughout American history, election law has revealed itself to be a powerful field of law, as numerous disputes have erupted over states' power to conduct elections in a free and fair manner. Currently, the nation is divided into 50 separate states, which have utilized their framework to control how elections are conducted.

Unfortunately, despite multiple separate election frameworks, disputes have arisen from the U.S. presidential election of 2000 and the years following, as different states have been called into question over how they have conducted elections and the rules governing those elections.