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Rules on
Political Activity

Under the law, State and Local Employees in
Federally Aided Programs may not:

(1) use their official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the results of an election or a nomination for office;

(2) directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command or advise State or local officer or employee to pay, lend, or contribute anything of value to a party, committee, organization, agency, or person for partisan political purposes; or

(3) be a candidate for public office in a partisan election.

Caution: Activity permitted by Federal law may be restricted or prohibited by State or local law or regulation.


For additional information write:


1730 M STREET, N.W., SUITE 218
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-4505

PHONE: (202) 254-3650*

TOLL FREE: 1-800-854-2824*

*Hearing and Speech Disabled: Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339

Rev. 08/00