Every Presidential election since 1976 has been financed at least in part with public funds. A public funding law was passed in 1966, but later repealed. Following that, the FECA and the Revenue Act (establishing the Fund and allowing taxpayers to designate one of their tax dollars to finance presidential elections) were passed in 1971. It was not until 1974, however, that amendments to the FECA established the system and spending limits for publicly financed presidential elections.
Presidential election campaign fund