News from the Reference Desk Category: Voter Info

Are you ready to vote in the November election?

There are lots of questions about the logistics of the November 3 General Election, so we put together a list of resources to help Mount Prospect residents make sure they are prepared to vote.

Learn where to go to make sure you are registered to vote, register online or in-person, request a mail-in ballot, find your polling place, research the candidates, and make an informed decision. Find more on our Voter Resources Research Guide.

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Counting Campaign Dollars

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) – the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The FEC is an independent regulatory agency and is assigned to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

You can retrieve detailed lists of contributors based on type (individual or organization) and search for summary financial information about candidate campaigns, party committees, and other political committees.

Among thousands of data tables in the Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal is the Table of Contribution Limits 2011-2012

Historical data is available from the FEC’s Public Records Office (800) 424-9530 (press 2 when prompted) or e-mail pubrec@fec.gov.