Information on Candidates, Legislators and Issues
Presidential Election Resources -- exact counts and lots
Candidates -- includes all parties and write-ins,
however unusual, and bios.
Civil Liberties Union -- has extensive issues files.
Finance: Understanding the Issue -- The Understanding the
Issue section lays out the facts and policy alternatives, while the
Public Opinion section offers a detailed profile of public thinking
about the issue.
2004 -- loads of information from the U.S. Dept. of State,
including just how the Electoral College works (or doesn't work).
History -- from the Commission on Presidential Debates
Electoral College: What is it? -- a nice short description.
Election Commission Information -- follow the money.
Hill--a weekly report on Congressional activity.
Issue and Interest
Group Ratings -- from Project Vote Smart
The Keele Guide to Elections and Electoral Systems in the United States
--How do electors get chosen? many good answers are here covering all aspects as well as the Year 2000 elections.
of Women Voters: Voter Information -- an excellent
here for the 2008 Presidential Primary Guide (.pdf)
Open Secrets --
sponsored by the Center for Responsible Politics, this site helps
users understand campaign finance. It gives an overview of
political donations, background issues, top contributors, and top
recipients. Searchable by keyword or by geographical area. Search
here for who
gives whom and how much in Congress.
Vote-Smart--supplies background on current office-holders,
voting records, rankings by interest groups, legislative updates,
texts of legislation and Congressional Record
Citizen's Congress Watch-- Not an unbiased source, but
they put their agenda right up front for you to click on, and the
information is valid.
Register to Vote Online
Call--another regular magazine devoted to Congressional
Records of Members of Congress--Library of Congress's
annotated links to a variety of web sites that keep track of Congress.
House-- texts of speeches, press releases available here.