Sunlight Provides Comments to FEC to improve its Web site


Yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation filed comments in response to the FEC’s request for ideas on how to improve its Web site and Internet communications. We appreciate that the FEC is making a genuine effort to make its Web site user-friendly and make its wealth of campaign finance data more accessible to the public.

Sunlight offered two new critical recommendations: First, the FEC must hire a Director of New Media to run its Web site. Second, the FEC must provide opportunities for the public to provide input and engage in a dialogue on and about the FEC’s site. We also provide recommendations on the Organization of the Agency’s Web Site, Data Accessibility and Electronic Filing Procedures.

The FEC has scheduled a hearing on improving its Web site for July 29 and 30.