The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Campaigns and Elections

Campaigns and elections



Criminal Division (Justice Dept.), Public Integrity (PIN), 1400 New York Ave. N.W., #12000, 20005; (202) 514-1412. Corey R. Amundson, Chief.


Supervises enforcement of federal criminal laws related to campaigns and elections. Oversees investigation of deprivation of voting rights; intimidation and coercion of voters; denial or promise of federal employment or other benefits; illegal political contributions, expenditures, and solicitations; and all other election violations referred to the division.

Election Assistance Commission, 1335 East-West Hwy., #4300, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 563-3919. Fax, (301) 734-3108. Mona Harrington, Executive Director (Acting). Press, (301) 563-3951. Toll-free, (866) 747-1471.


Serves as national information clearinghouse on the administration of federal elections. Responsible for adopting voting system guidelines. Tests and certifies voting system hardware and software. Studies election technology ...

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