Selected Online Resources
The following organizations offer resources on elections, politics, and voter registration and education.
U.S. Vote Foundation – Students can use the U.S. Vote Foundation website for voter registration services and to request absentee ballots for all states across the national and around the globe.
American Democracy Project – Sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, ADP is dedicated to increasing participation in the civic life of America through voting, advocacy, local grassroots associations, and other forms of civic engagement.
CaniVote.org — A nonpartisan website created by state election officials through the National Association of Secretaries of State to help eligible voters figure out how and where to vote.
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) – An excellent source of data on the civic and political participation of young Americans, including the voting patterns of youth and of college students specifically.
League of Women Voters – This nonpartisan political organization has worked since 1920 to improve the U.S. systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Overseas Vote Foundation – For faculty and students who will be out of the country for the election, this site offers detailed information and easy-to-use tools for registering to vote and receiving an absentee ballot overseas.
Project Vote Smart – A nonpartisan organization with information on how to register to vote in each state, bios and voting records for members of Congress, and more.
Rock the Vote – A non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1990, Rock the Vote engages youth in the political process by incorporating the entertainment community and youth culture into its activities.
Turbo Vote – The non-profit, nonpartisan organization Democracy Works is dedicated to bringing the awesomeness of the Internet to the process of democracy. TurboVote—their first project—launched in September 2010 based on the idea that voting should fit the way we live.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission – The Election Assistance Commission, established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. The EAC also maintains the national mail voter registration form developed in accordance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
ELECTION NEWS SOURCES
CNN Politics – Election news and videos.
Fox News – Election news and videos.
Declare Yourself – See the site’s blog for election-related news.
Political Gabfest – Slate’s Facebook page devoted to politics.
Politico – The election fix for true political junkies.
Washington Post Politics – All things political from The Washington Post, local paper for a one-industry town.
Rock the Vote – News, blogs and more from a website at the intersection of popular culture and politics.
The Caucus – The New York Times’ political blog.