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Voter Information and Registration Sites
As we near Election Day 2020, we know you might have a lot questions. Here are some voter resources that may be helpful.
Vote411.org - Here you can register to vote, check your registration status, find out what will be on your ballot, and find your polling location. You can also register to be a poll worker.
Factcheck.org - Is an unbiased website created by the Annenberg Public Policy Center via the University of Pennsylvania. It is a “consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in US politics.” Here you can ask questions and search through various topics to find the truth behind things you may have heard or read.
Ballotpedia.org - Provides daily, unbiased news. There is information on what will be on your ballot; and who represents you including who they are, bills they’ve sponsored, elections they’ve run in, and who their campaign donors are. You can register to vote and find what times the polls open and close in your area. There is also very specific information regarding the 2020 presidential election candidates such as a timeline of candidate announcements, campaign logos, and information on the democratic and republican parties.
Rockthevote.org - Is a “nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.” There are so many fun and informational links in this one. Not only do they help you register to vote, they will also teach you how to vote in your state, and show you where to vote. There is also a pledge to get 3 friends to vote and a link to volunteer with RockTheVote; you can even sign up to teach democracy classes. They will also help you set up voter registration events and give suggestions to get people excited about voting such as post voting meetup or Zoom call to celebrate or starting a competition to get the most voters.
Justfacts.votesmart.org - A nonpartisan website aimed towards younger voters. They track thousands of politicians every day to provide their biographies, issues, positions, voting records, ratings, and their funders. They also teamed up with politifact.org, factcheck.org, and the Washington Post to track politicians' public statements. They will research them and mark them with a “Bull” symbol if they are found to be false.
Usa.gov- This site will supply you with common voting and election term definitions such as caucus, constituent, or incumbent. There are explanations of the presidential election process; as well as voting and election laws and the history behind them. You can request an absentee ballot, locate your polling place, and learn about early voting options in your state.
Ballotready.org - This page supplies information about the presidential candidates such as experience, education, response to issues, and endorsements.
Voterly.com - On this website you can browse through politicians via their name, state, or branch of government. It supplies a summary of said official, their experience, and their funding.
Knowyourvote.io - This site gets their information from publicly available, government, and academic sources. Here you can search candidates by their name or based on issues that matter to you. You can also register to vote, verify your voter status, and request and absentee ballot.
Campusselect.org - This is another one aimed towards the young voters. You can find printable candidate guides for distribution around campus. There are examples for student events and displays. Examples of ways to use social media to get others excited about voting with memes and videos. They also provide printable Election Law poster pdfs via the Fair Elections Legal Networks Campus Vote Project.
You can also register to vote at the DMV and local libraries.