Voting and Elections
“Official information and services from the U.S. government”.
Teacher Resources on Elections
Project Vote Smart
“painstakingly researched data covering candidates and elected officials: dependable, factual information about their voting records, campaign finances, position statements, and backgrounds".
Election, Qualification, Removal, and Lobbying of Public Officials (Internet Law Library)
Extensive alphabetized list of resources and documents; includes countries other than the U.S.
ROAD Record of American Democracy Harvard-MIT Data Center
“data include election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic measures of the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. covers every state in the country from 1984 through 1990."
Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
Although the red and blue states are reversed on this site (his maps predate the current media color scheme) his data is great and is in user friendly formats so you can either simply incorporate it in your work or run your own data from his files.
Congressional Election data from the Office of the Clerk
Just what it says, some retrospective data as well as good material for the upcoming House and Senate races.
American National Election Studies Guide to Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
"The Guide provides immediate access to tables and graphs that display the ebb and flow of public opinion, electoral behavior, and choice in American politics over time. It serves as a resource for political observers, policy makers, and journalists, teachers, students, and social scientists."
U.S. Census Bureau
Data from the Current Population Survey on voting behavior.
Federal Election Commission
“The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.”
New York City Campaign Finance Board
“In addition to educating voters through public disclosure of candidate's campaign finances, the CFB also administers two important programs that help citizens make informed decisions on Election Day — the Debate Program and the Voter Guide.”
Campaign Finance Information
"The Center for Responsive Politics 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."
Board of Elections in the City of New York
Web site includes forms and instructions for registering to vote, information on finding polling sites and becoming a poll worker, election calendars, candidate information, election results and statistics, and New York City political district maps. The site also has a guide to becoming a candidate and information on campaign financing.
Citizens Union of New York
Primary and election dates, candidate information, background on ballot issues.
Created and maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State,
CanIVote.org is designed to help make voting as simple and convenient as
possible. From the web site, you can find out about registration, polling
locations, required forms of ID, and election dates. Also provides information
about candidates, absentee voting, and poll workers.
Site maintained by the National Association of Election Officials. Links to
resources on election data, legislation and reports.
A project of the Pew Center on the States, ElectionOnline.org is a
"nonpartisan, non-advocacy web site providing up-to-the-minute news and
analysis on election reform." According to the site, ElectionOnline.org
"has become the leading source for journalists, policymakers, election
officials, academics and concerned citizens to learn about, discuss and debate
election administration issues."
Voting Rights and Discrimination
Contacting Elected Officials
links to contact elected officials.
Find Out Who Represents You http://www.lwvnyc.org/TRY_find.html
Sponsored by the venerable League of Women Voters, this search allows you to find your representatives for local, state and federal government. The League of Women Voters also publishes a directory which provides basic information about city, state, and national governments; an alphabetized directory of New York City's elected officials; and maps of congressional, state senate, assembly, and city council districts.
Elections and Voting information for Other Countries
Internet Law Library
“Election, Qualification, Removal, and Lobbying of Public Officials.” Includes information for countries other than the U.S.