Issues & Candidates

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Absentee and Early Voting

Voter assistance services for U.S. citizens living overseas

Absentee ballot requests and early voting info for all U.S. citizens

Voting assistance for armed service members, their families, and American citizens living overseas

One-stop resource to request an absentee ballot and learn all the ins and outs of early and absentee voting

Ballot Guides

Every candidate and referendum, explained.

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

A crowdsourced wiki for info around elections

Civic Tech You Can Use

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

This free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox shows any politician's campaign contribution sources when you hover your mouse over his or her name, on any website

Partners with election boards, campaign managers, user experience architects, graphic designers, and application developers to create tech to assist voters

A nonpartisan nonprofit that uses technology to make government more accountable to all

Create a thunderclap campaign to amplify your voice on social media around issues you care about

Dates and Deadlines

Info on early and absentee voting by state

A crowdsourced wiki for info around elections

Find dates and deadlines along with general voting info

General voter registration deadlines

Specific voter registration deadlines, primaries and election dates

Felon Voting

A map of felon disenfranchisement laws across the U.S.

A map showing the different challenges facing felon voters around the U.S.

History and resources around felon disenfranchisement

Navigate your state's laws about voting after a felony conviction

Go Deeper

Resistbot turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress— in the simplest and easiest way possible.

 

Analysis of women's voting behavior

 

 

Government Voting Resources

Learn more about the voting process and elections in general

Details on election law, races and ballot measures, campaign finance, and how-tos on citizen legislative action are all here

Info about voting, working at the polls on election day, dates and deadlines, and more

Brings nationwide voting information to the Web

Help Me Vote

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

A crowdsourced wiki for info around elections

"The Netflix of Voting" sends notifications about elections and can get you registered to vote

Info on your representatives, including biographies, voting records, issue positions, and campaign contributions

Learn more about the voting process and elections in general

Issues and Candidates

Extensive political news website.

Got a political argument you want to settle? Wondering about the facts in the latest campaign ad? Get the free Settle It! app from PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site.

Resistbot turns your text messages into daily letters to Congress— in the simplest and easiest way possible.

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

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Learn more about your elected officials, state government, and how to vote in your state.

Voter guides by your location

Justice and the Courts

 

 

 

Know Your Candidates

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

A nonpartisan nonprofit that uses technology to make government more accountable to all

The eHarmony of democracy, ISideWith.com matches you to candidates based on your views; more than 10 million people have found their "candidate match"

Free campaign tool for tweeting at Congress, brought to you by HeadCount

Voter guides by your location

Know Your Rights

Founding document of the U.S., in which the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments guarantee the right to vote

Regular news updates about voting rights

Navigate your state's laws about voting after a felony conviction

Learn the status of legal battles around voting access

Stay up-to-date on laws that affect your ability to exercise your right to vote

Learn About the Issues

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

Vast digital archive from the largest library in the world, that also serves as the research arm of Congress

Candidates’ positions on the issues, presented side-by-side for easy comparison

Access polls on the top issues of our time

Every political leader on every issue

Money + Politics

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

This free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox shows any politician's campaign contribution sources when you hover your mouse over his or her name, on any website

Ben Cohen's humorous effort to stamp money out of politics

Hub for finding info on politicians' campaign contribution histories and voting records

Think tank working to counter the power of special interests by empowering voters and small donors

Organizations

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

Art that inspires voting

Works to protect and expand the right to vote

Advocates for tougher voting laws and exposing voter fraud

A relatively young civic rights organization focusing on voting rights, with an emphasis on people of color

Polling Place Info

Detailed info on polling place access, hours, time off to vote, and more, from the League of Women Voters

Partners with election boards, campaign managers, user experience architects, graphic designers, and application developers to create tech to assist voters

Find out where to cast your ballot

Polls and Data

Daily, nationwide polls that politicians actually see help you check out how real people feel about major issues across the country, in real-time

Access polls on the top issues of our time

One of the leading political polls

Wildly popular political website that breaks down polls, news, blogs and election results

Taking a data nerd approach to politics and news, 538 may be the most influential and interesting content site on the Web

Research and Analysis

Analysis of women's voting behavior

Learn the status of legal battles around voting access

Committed to solving the world's problems through the power of knowledge, Pew is a force behind many intitiatives to better inform voters

Info on your representatives, including biographies, voting records, issue positions, and campaign contributions

Look up information about all contests and candidates on your ballot

Stay Informed

Extensive political news website.

Got a political argument you want to settle? Wondering about the facts in the latest campaign ad? Get the free Settle It! app from PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking site.

Some of the best infographics and data visualizations on the Web

News reporting and analysis for and by the millennial generation

A daily look at where technology and politics intersect

Student Voting

Learn the rules and consequences of registering to vote as a student

Find out where you can--and can't--use your student ID as voter ID provided by the Fair Elections Legal Network

Voter ID

Quick access to states' voter ID info

Legal updates and a handy map for figuring out your voter ID needs

Find out what, if any, ID you'll need on election day

Voter Protection

Works to protect and expand the right to vote

Advocates for tougher voting laws and exposing voter fraud

A relatively young civic rights organization focusing on voting rights, with an emphasis on people of color

Advocates for the rights of prisoners, with a focus on voting rights

Info on how voting processes and counting work by state in order to make sure that every vote gets counted

Voter Registration

Art that inspires voting

 

 

 

 

Voting Rights

 

 

 

When, Where, How

Every candidate and referendum, explained.

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

Voter is Tinder for politics. Swipe on major political issues to find out which candidates support the same things you do, and have a track record to back it up.

Founding document of the U.S., in which the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments guarantee the right to vote

Regular news updates about voting rights

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