Voting and Elections

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Official Election Information

Ballot Propositions 

Voter Education

  • Voter's Edge California is a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California.
  • 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 view campaign advertisements, 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 Tampa Bay 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 

Voting and Election Data

  • Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections The Atlas is a (mostly) free resource providing results of U.S. Presidential Elections. Data is collected from many official sources and presented in one convenient location. Please note that Gleeson Library does not have an account or subscription for this website and cannot provide access to datasets which are sold on this website.
  • Psephos is an online archive of election data from countries around the world.
  • ElectionGuide from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems