Information Related to Submitting E-Newsletter to the Franking Commission

Issues: Franking

Intial Submission

Dem offices may drop off all requests to 1307 LHOB or fax to 202.225.7664

You must submit the following 2 forms and 1 copy of your E-Communication to the Franking Commission;

  • Advisory Opinion Request Form
  • Member Office Franking Certification Form - (signed by your Staff contact)
  • One copy of the printed E-Newsletter
  • One copy of ALL embedded links listed;
    • All Main Text links that are embedded after e-newsletter salutations to their complementary closings (or Member signatures) will be reviewed (including but not limited to):
    • All Social Media links if embedded within the main text
    • All links to Member, Committee, Leadership, or White House websites if embedded within the main text
    • All links to Non-Government websites
    • All Unsubscribe links



The Franking Commission will NOT review Official nor Government links embedded within an E-Newsletter "template" or banner surrounding the main text.

Links to Unsubscribe to e-newsletters must be included somewhere in the layout of all e-newsletter requests.

You may NEVER link to any pages that are:

  • Created for, or containing Campaign related activity
  • Created for, or containing Grassroots related activity
  • Where the sole purpose is to Solicit Donations, Circulate Petitions, or is related to any Fundraising Activities