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Web resources and information on voting and elections in California and the United States.
Voter Registration forms
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City and County government offices.
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Registrar of Voters, County of Santa Clara
Includes information on local elections, candidates, voter registration, polling places, absentee voting, and election results. For assistance call (408) 299-VOTE 
California Election and Voter Information
A directory of links on California ballot measures, candidates, elections, voter registration, and participation provided by the Secretary of State.
2016 California Voter Information Guide
Get the main points and arguments for and against each proposition on California's ballot for the 2014 general election.
Voter's Edge California
Voter's Edge offers a personalized ballot by address including polling place location, candidate profiles, and ballot measures as well as campaign finance and even more election information.
League of Women Voters
Provides information on the issues, how to register, how to vote, and election information.
Project Vote Smart
Provides information about each candidate and elected officials. Enter a name and get more info including biographical & contact information, voting records, issue positions, public statements, campaign finances and more.
Scholastic News Election 2016
Features age-appropriate news and information about the electoral process. Throughout the election, students will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates and the democratic process, track the latest primary and caucus results on interactive maps, and vote in polls on the issues that matter most to them.
ServiceVote 2016, Youth Service America
This is an interactive website that is a hub for young people to engage in the political process by connecting with their peers, voters, and candidates.
Chronological List of Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States
This chronological list contains entries for each president with his corresponding first lady and vice president from the
Prints and Photographs Reading Room
at the Library of Congress.
Historical Presidential Elections
Through 2012, there have been 57 presidential elections. This site provides information about the results of each historical election, including a larger map and a synopsis of each presidential race.
History Channel – Presidential Elections
Provides articles, videos, pictures, and speeches of past presidential elections.
Museum of the Moving Image - The Living Room Candidate
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2012
is an online exhibition presenting more than 300 television commercials from every election year since 1952, when the first campaign TV ads aired. The site includes a searchable database and features commentary, historical background, election results, and navigation organized by year, type of ad, and issue.
National Archives and Records Administration - U.S. Electoral College
Find information about the
U.S. Electoral College
as well as helpful resources such as
historical debate transcripts
Elections - Statistics
Politico Polling Center
Review various polls including
by state, date, etc.
Project FiveThirtyEight provides various statistical information including
national poll information
, and even a
based on the most likes.
This nonpartisan resource tracks the polls of American public opinion
Archives of Elections on Smart Voter, 1997-2016
Find your archived ballot...with contests, candidates, ballot measures, and election results (from 1997 through Feb. 2016)
On this site, you will find voting, registration and geographic data sets for the State of California for statewide elections beginning in 1992.
Elections Statistics, 1920 - Present
Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories.
Historical Election Results
Historical presidential election results from 1789-2012.
Political and Campaign Statements
Federal Election Commission
Users can access
statement of candidacy
, campaign finance data, report filings and summary information for 2016 presidential candidates.
NPR - Stories about Fact Checking
You can search or browse through fact check to see clarifications of campaign statements.
This nonpartisan nonprofit consumer advocate for voters monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Reporters and researchers from the
Tampa Bay Times
"analyze the candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate."
Political Finance and Influence
Federal Election Commission Disclosure Data Search
A searchable collection of individual and group filings with the Federal Election Commission.
From the Center for Responsive Politics, this nonpartisan, nonprofit research group tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.
A website wherein you can track legislation, representative, information, the progress of bills, and financial activities of the U.S. Congress.
National Institute of Money in State Politics Follow the Money
Collection of open data and publicly available information regarding campaign contributions across all states.
An online collection of data on campaign contributions designed to help you better understand local, state, and national elections.
Politics - News
Live coverage of federal government proceedings.
PBS Election 2016
Roundup of the 2016 Presidential Campaign from across public media: connecting you to in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues this election year.
Coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.
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