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Federal Election Commission
Formed October 15, 1974; 46 years ago (1974-10-15)
Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
Headquarters Washington, D.C., USA
Employees 339 (2006)Template:Update-inline
Annual budget $79,100,000 USD (FY 2017)[1]
Agency executives Caroline C. Hunter[2], Chair
Steven T. Walther[3], Vice Chairman
Key document Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974 (Pub.L. 93-443 88 Stat. 1263)

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency in the United States. Their purpose is to force campaign finance law in federal elections. It was created in 1974 through amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act.[4]