The FEC is seeking the public's advice on how to improve its website and how best to use the Internet to communicate.The commission first launched its website in 1996, although this is the first time it has sought formal public comment on the site. In particular, the commission wants to ensure "state of the art" disclosure of campaign finance data, federal campaign finances laws and its own regulatory actions. To that end, FEC is seeking comments from representatives of political committees, federal candidates and officeholders, members of the media, authors, students, members of the academic community and advocacy groups. Comments should be sent to the FEC by July 21, 2009. They can be emailed to After the deadline, the commission plans to hold a public hearing on the website July 29-30, 2009.