The election is just around the corner (Tuesday, November 6), so here are some interesting, nonpartisan election resources that are worth a look.
Presents data on campaign finance, and lets the user search by candidates, contributors, lobbyists, and much more.
Campaigns & Elections
Website of this trade magazine is aimed at political professionals; much of the content is of interest to general readers interested in politics and elections.
Campaign Legal Center
Purpose is to defend and enforce campaign finance, election and ethics laws.
CQ Roll Call Politics
http://www.rollcall.com/politics/index.html?cqp=1 Provides timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation.
Sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, its aim is to be a nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics for voters.
Federal Election Commission
U.S. government website that provides information about administering and enforcing federal campaign finance laws.
This website, sponsored by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, focuses on campaign finance on the state level.
League of Women Voters
The site of the organization that hosts presidential debates. Formed in 1920, its mission is to educate voters and help them make informed decisions.
The Living Room Candidate
A fascinating website that archives television ads for presidential candidates from 1952-2012.
Sponsored by the Center for Responsive Politics this website is nonpartisan, and is dedicated to tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, this non-partisan website reviews the veracity of political candidates’ claims.
A political news site from Capital News Company.
Sponsored by the Huffington Post, this site analyzes over 14,500 polls on the 2012 presidential, congressional, gubernatorial elections, and updates the results daily.
Project Vote Smart
Site where nonpartisan volunteers have researched the voting records, campaign contributions, speeches, bios, and special-interest group evaluations of thousands of political candidates
U.S. Census Bureau: Voting and Registration http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/index.html
The Current Population Survey (a monthly survey of about 50,000 households) is conducted by the Census Bureau, and collects information on voting by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
A Politico site that focuses exclusively on the 2012 election