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Official Election Information

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Voter Education

  • Smart Voter an excellent source of non-partisan election information from the League of Women Voters.
  • Project VoteSmart provides biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings for state and federal candidates in the upcoming elections.
  • California Choices is a nonpartisan clearinghouse for state governance reform.
  • California Voter Foundation
  • CSPAN Politics view campaign advertisesments, the debates, and podcasts
  • Factcheck.org a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • PolitiFact.com a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help you find the truth in political campaigns.
  • Electoral College Provides information about the Electoral College process and past electoral results. Try the Electoral College Calculator to predict who will win the next election.
  • The ReDistricting Game designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting; the website provides a wealth of information about redistricting in every state as well as providing hands-on opportunities for civic engagement and political action.

Campaign Finance

  • Federal Election Commission find information on campaign finance laws and reporting, election dates, previous election results, and how elections work.
  • Influence Explorer provides data on campaign finance, lobbying, earmarks, contractor misconduct and federal spending.
  • OpenSecrets.org "Your Guide to Money in U.S. Elections"
  • Follow The Money provides data on money in state politics
  • Cal-Access provides financial information on California state candidates, donors, and lobbyists.
  • San Francisco Ethics Commission the City's public portal for campaign finance, lobbyist and campaign consultant disclosure.
  • MAPLight a database which brings together campaign contributions with how legislators vote

International Elections

  • ElectionGuide from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems
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