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Election Resources

There are countless websites and print resources that voters can check out for more information about voting and elections.  Here are just a few:

Pennsylvania Department of State voter website 

Pennsylvania Department of State

United States Election Assistance Commission

Rock the Vote 

KU Rohrbach Library Blog

 

Congress.org (This is not the homepage of the U.S. Congress.) This is NOT the homepage of the U.S. congress, but it is a great guide to the United States Congress with information on issues and representatives.
http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

FactCheck.org Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania puts out this website to monitor the factual accuracy of statements made by and advertisements on behalf of major U.S. political figures.  http://factcheck.org

Opensecrets.org  Sponsored by The Center for Responsive Politics and dedicated to educating the public about campaign finances. Visitors can learn about campaign finance law, or look up contributors to political campaigns. http://www.opensecrets.org/

MAPLight.org "MAPLight.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, provides citizens and journalists the transparency tools to shine a light on the influence of money on politics." Find out how much one or more legislators' voting records on bills corresponds to how much money they received from campaign contributors who supported or opposed those bills. http://maplight.org/

PolitiFact.com Reporters and researchers from the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly "analyze the candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate." http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

PollingReport.com An excellent collection of major poll results. Lets visitors search for various issues and gives information on the public opinion polls taken regarding the issue.  http://www.pollingreport.com/

Project Vote Smart Information for voters on political leaders, their positions on issues, and campaign finance, and encourages active participation in democratic processes through voting. http://www.votesmart.org/