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.