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- Federal Election Commission
- This agency's website contains links to laws and regs, campaign finance data, and forms needed to start your own PAC.
- Illinois Board of Elections
- All about voting, candidates and more.
- Early Voting Locations in Illinois
- Provides locations by county.
- Absentee Voting in Missouri
- Find out how to vote absentee in Missouri.
- Early Voting in Iowa
- Find out how to vote early in Iowa.
- Voting and Registration (Census)
- This webpage from the Current Population Survey has biennial data going back to 1996 and historical time series data going back to 1964.
Selected Political Parties
- Democratic Party
- Republican Party
- Communist Party U.S.A.
- Green Party
- Libertarian Party
- Socialist Party U.S.A.
- Voting America
- This website from the University of Richmond has cinematic maps, interactive maps and commentary concerning Presidential elections from 1984 onward.
- County and City Data Books
- This site from the University of Virginia includes historical data of presidential election voting by county from 1944-2000.
- Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
- This site from David Leip has national statistics from 1789 to present as well as maps.
General Information Sites
- Project Vote Smart
- Issue positions, campaign finance, and voting records are some of the things you'll find at this premiere political website.
- This website sponsored by the League of Women Voters Education fund has everything you need to know about voting in your state.
- Map the Candidates (Slate)
- The site allows you to access videos and other information by looking at a map where you can set the timeline, pick the date to see who was where, and what they were doing on the campaign trail.
- American National Election Studies (ANES)
- This site is a collaboration between Stanford University and the University of Michigan has data concerning the "causes and consequences of voting behavior and electoral outcomes." Data back to 1948.
- Pew Research Center
- Find political polling results and analysis, commentary, datasets and more.
- Analysis of polling data from various sources.
- The most up-to-date polling and analysis from statistical wunderkind Nate Silver.
- C-SPAN is providing access to video clips concerning the election.
- News and video clips of campaign speeches, etc..
- Political news and commentary.
- Roll Call Politics (Congressional Quarterly)
- Political news concerning campaigns for president, house and senate seats and governorships.
- CNN Politics.com
- Political news and analysis from CNN.
- 2012 Elections (Fox News)
- Election coverage from FoxNews.
- CBS News Politics
- Presidential campaign coverage from CBS.
- NBC News Politics
- Campaign news and analysis from NBC.
- ABC News Politics
- Political News and analysis from ABC News.
- Politics (NYT)
- Political coverage from the New York Times.
- Indecision (Comedy Central)
- Political coverage from a skewed angle.
True or False?
- WAPO Fact Checker
- Politifact.com (Tampa Bay Times)
- ProCon.org (Pros and Cons of controversial issues)
Money in Politics
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