Freedom of Information Act

What is FOIA?

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.

The documents and information we obtain through FOIA include:

  • Electronic and paper copies of ballots
  • Vote Cast reports from voting machines, scanners, tabulators
  • Voter registration databases
  • Absentee and Provisional ballot statistics

Our FOIA Teams provide transparency to the election process by requesting documents and data that help us examine and analyze the results of the election for anomalies and discrepancies, which are useful measures (given a large enough data population of voters) in detecting a manipulated election. For access to our research, visit our Research page Here. Request a password at:

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In preparation to FOIA the FEC, please read this: Here