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U.S. Elections & Politics


CampaignMoney

Track campaign finance data by zip code, address, individual name, and PACs.


D.C.'s Political Report

An extensive listing of political parties in the United States.


DemocracyNet

Information on the candidates & their positions in national, state & local elections.


Election Resources on the Internet

Provides links to websites containing publicly available election data and other electoral information for over 100 countries.


ElectionGuide

Provides election information and results for over 100 countries.


Federal Election Commission

Everything about federal elections for the general citizenry, candidates & the media.


GovTrack.us

Tool for researching the past & current activity of the U.S. Congress. Covers status of federal legislation, voting records, and information on members of Congress. Note: archival material only dates back to the 1990s.


LegiStorm

Site maintains a listing of all congressional staff, all privately financed congressional travel and other documents about the US Congress.


LittleSis

"We bring transparency to influential social networks by tracking the key relationships of politicians, business leaders, lobbyists, financiers, and their affiliated institutions."


Lobbying Registration Tracker

The Lobbyist Registration Tracker, updated weekly, shows which special interests have hired new lobbyists within the last 45 days and includes all registrants since 2008.


MAPLight.org

"lluminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways."


NASS - National Association of Secretaries of State

Election laws and regulations by state.


New Nation Votes: American Election Returns, 1787-1825

Searchable collection of election returns from the earliest years of the American Republic.


OpenCongress

Brings together official government information with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress.


Opensecrets.org

The website of the Center for Responsive Politics, which is a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.


Project Vote Smart

Unbiased information for electoral decision-making.


Research Database on the U.S. Voting System and Voting Technology

Access to research focused on a broad range of issues, from absentee voting to polling places and voting technology.


State Legislature Websites

Directory of State Legislature Websites For U.S. States and Territories.


The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials, 1952-2008

Presents video advertising for United States presidential candidates from 1952 to the present.


U.S. Elections

Site listings from Yahoo.