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Voting Resources

Voting Resources

Stay Informed

  • Easy Voter Guide - California
    Nonpartisan information about why vote, how to vote and what's on the ballot, in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.
  • Registrar of Voters, County of Santa Clara
    Includes information on local elections, candidates, voter registration, polling places, absentee voting, and election results. For assistance call 1-866-430-VOTE [8683]
  • California Election and Voter Information
    A directory of links on California ballot measures, candidates, elections, voter registration, and participation provided by the Secretary of State.
  • Official Voter Information Guide for California
    The Official Voter Information Guide for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election will be available in January 2020. Get the main points and arguments for and against each proposition on California's ballot for the 2018 general election.  Available in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and ASL.
  • Voter's Edge California
    Voter's Edge offers a personalized ballot by address including polling place location, candidate profiles, and ballot measures as well as campaign finance and even more election information.
  • League of Women Voters
    Provides information on the issues, how to register, how to vote, and election information.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Provides information about each candidate and elected officials. Enter a name and get more info including biographical & contact information, voting records, issue positions, public statements, campaign finances and more.
The New York Times

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Historical Information

US Constitution document showing Article 1 etc

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Elections - Statistics

Election Results map 2008

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Political and Campaign Statements

Political convention

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Political Finance and Influence

  • Federal Election Commission Disclosure Data Search
    A searchable collection of individual and group filings with the Federal Election Commission.
  • Open Secrets
    From the Center for Responsive Politics, this nonpartisan, nonprofit research group tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.
  • Govtrack.us
    A website wherein you can track legislation, representative, information, the progress of bills, and financial activities of the U.S. Congress.
  • FollowTheMoney.org
    Collection of open data and publicly available information regarding campaign contributions across all states.
  • MapLight Data
    Tracks several data sets that can be searched in order to highlight how money influences politics.
Mix of US money bills

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Politics - News

  • C-Span
    Live coverage of federal government proceedings.
  • KQED Political Breakdown
    A weekly podcast and radio program on California politics.
  • NPR Politics
    Coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.
  • San Jose Inside
    Behind-the-scenes coverage of local politics in Silicon Valley.
<p>Man reading newspaper in the Milpitas Library.</p>

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Featured Titles: Politics & Public Affairs

Featured Book Titles

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