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Election Information

This guide is designed to help you be prepared to vote. Included is information about voter registration and sites where you can access credible sources about the candidates in order to make informed decisions in voting.

News Sources

News websites are not always objective. It may be an editorial that states an opinion. Partisan views may be found on blogs, as well. Evaluate the source for the information you read.

Below are links to a few suggested news sources.

C- Span - Part of their mission is to provide elected and appointed officials and others who influence public policy a direct conduit to the audience without filtering or otherwise distorting their points of view.

Center for Public Integrity - One of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations.

Fact-Checking

Other info

Within the VoteSmart website you can find Voting records and positions they have taken on issues (Political Courage Test), search for a politician's name to find biographical and contact Information for them, campaign funding, and which groups have endorsed them.

Campaign finance

The Federal Election Commission website includes campaign finance. and has a tool to compare candidates in an election.

OpenSecrets.org tracks money in U.S. politics including lobbyists, interest groups, as well as candidates and office holders.