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Voting and Elections

Be a smart voter. Links to voter education sites.
e-democracy: United States
The goal is to improve voter participation. Includes information about current and upcoming elections. Sponsored by Minnesota E-Democracy.
FactCheck.org
This "nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate" site monitors the factual accuracy of statements from major U.S. political figures. The site is sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
Follow the Money
Tracks political contributions in all 50 states. Published by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. The site includes information about contemporary issues such as campaign finance reform, clean air and the Voting Rights Act
League of Women Voters of Iowa
The League in Iowa’s aim is to ensure citizens are informed about issues and prepared to play their part in community building and government. Through candidate debates, issue forums, community dialogues, on-line discussions and more, the League helps Americans arrive at answers to issues of local, regional, state, and national concern.
New Voters Project
Dedicated to encouraging newly eligible voters to get involved in the election process and to vote
Opensecrets.org
Information from the Federal Election Commission about campaign contributions to Congress, the political parties, and the presidential campaigns - provided by The Center for Responsive Politics
The Polling Report
An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.
Project Vote Smart
Information on political issues, campaigns, and candidates, including voting records for both federal and state officials. Identify your representatives by entering your zip code. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.
Voter Information / First Time Voters
Information on how and where to register to vote in Iowa, where to vote and how to find your precinct, absentee voting. From the Iowa Secretary of State’s office.
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