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Political Advertising

Political Handbook

Radio and Political Advertising: A Handbook For The Account Executive
The Political Advertising Handbook will help you at every stage of the political advertising sales process.

  • Read it to gain a working overview of the essential concepts of political advertising.

  • Consult it to evaluate compliance with FCC and FEC requirements.

  • Use it in day-to-day dealings with political advertisers.

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Other Forms


NAB offers a number of special resources and forms covering political advertising.
Please see the links below to visit the NAB Store.


Links to Political Parties' Sites

For specific information about and for each political party, please check the links below:

Constitution Party
Democratic Party
Green Party
Libertarian Party
Republican Party
Tea Party
Coffee Party


Links to Regulations and Advice on Political Advertising

The following sites provide insight into regulations regarding political advertising and/or clarification of those rules:

Election Assistance Commission
Federal Communications Commission Political Programming
Federal Communications Commission Electioneering Communications Database
Federal Election Commission
Federal Elections Commission - Special Notices on Political Ads and Solicitations
Statutes and Rules on Candidate Appearances & Advertising


Other Useful Political Sites

There are many sites offering Americans information on the upcoming elections, forums for candidates to address issues of interest groups, and the chance for citizens to sound off on issues and platforms.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Voting Rights Act
Answers.com - United States Presidential Election, 2008
Blue Eagle Commentary (over 700 political columnists plus hundreds of other resources)
Broadcast Law Blog
Campaigns & Elections
Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment
Coalition of African American Voters
Elected officials and Issues & Actions
League of Women Voters
National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Pew Hispanic Center
Political Resources Online
Project Vote Smart
Real Clear Politics
Rock the Vote
SCBA Political Handbook
Smart Voters
The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies®
The Pew Forum: Religion and Politics '08
Vote411.org - Election Information You Need
Voter Information Services
Voting and Registration in the Election of 2004
Washington Post Politics
Young Democrats
Young Republican
YouTube News & Politics