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Web resources and information on voting and elections in California and the United States.
Register to Vote
- Am I registered to vote?
- Register to vote online.
- Find your polling place.
- Who can vote in which primary?
- 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 
- 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.
- CQ Press Congressional Collection
CQ Press Congress Collection is a data-rich research and reference tool that provides current information on members of Congress, and historical analysis of their voting history, interest groups, and their public policy decisions.
- Chronological List of Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents of the United States
This chronological list contains entries for each president with his corresponding first lady and vice president from the Prints and Photographs Reading Room at the Library of Congress.
- Historical Presidential Elections
Through 2016, there have been 58 presidential elections. This site provides information about the results of each historical election, including a larger map and a synopsis of each presidential race.
- History Channel – Presidential Elections
Provides articles, videos, pictures, and speeches of past presidential elections.
- National Archives - The Electoral College
Find information about the U.S. Electoral College as well as helpful resources such as historical debate transcripts from 1960-2016.
Elections - Statistics
Project FiveThirtyEight provides various statistical information including the latest polls, generic ballot, and President Trump's approval ratings.
- Polling Report
This nonpartisan resource tracks the polls of American public opinion
- Archives of Elections on Smart Voter, 1997-2016
Find your archived ballot...with contests, candidates, ballot measures, and election results (from 1997 through Feb. 2016)
- Statewide Database
On this site, you will find voting, registration and geographic data sets for the State of California for statewide elections beginning in 1992.
- Elections Statistics, 1920 - Present
Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories.
- Historical Election Results
Historical presidential election results from 1789-2016.
- Politico 2020 Elections
Review news, polls, issues, endorsement, and campaign fundraising information.
Political and Campaign Statements
- Federal Election Commission
Users can access statement of candidacy, campaign finance data, report filings and summary information for all candidates.
- Fact Check
This nonpartisan nonprofit consumer advocate for voters monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
Reporters and researchers analyze the candidates' speeches, TV ads and interviews and determine whether the claims are accurate.
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.
A website wherein you can track legislation, representative, information, the progress of bills, and financial activities of the U.S. Congress.
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.
Politics - News
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.