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Voting and Elections Guide

Nonpartisan information on city, state, Congressional, and presidential elections and candidates

Information on Voting, Elections, Candidates, and Issues

  • Ballotpedia describes itself as an online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Its goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. They are committed to neutrality and objectivity; articles are written by its staff. It provides information on elections and candidates at the local, state, and federal level.
  • VoteSmart  this organization's mission is to provide freefactualunbiased information on candidates and elected officials. It's a compendium of all types of information to help voters. The site includes information to help voters evaluate candidates using these objective criteria: voting records, issue positions, interest group ratings, public statements, and campaign finance data. The site also includes biographical and contact information for candidates running for office at all levels of government. It also publishes the Voter's Self Defense Manual. The manual is published every two years, so a new manual providing information on 2018 elections will be published shortly.
  • The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts publishes information about voting and elections through the Massachusetts Elections Division.
  • League of Women Voters of Massachusetts has information about current ballot questions, who is running for office, and elected officials.

 

Fact Checking Websites

 

FactCheck is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate" for voters. It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Politifact  

Compiled by the staff of the Tampa Bay Times newspaper, Politifact aims to rate the truthfulness of statements made by candidates and pundits. 

GovTrack
Launched in 2004, GovTrack is built on open data. It helps everyone learn about and track the activities of the United States Congress. This is a project of Civic Impulse, LLC. GovTrack.us is not a government website.

Vote411 
Find Information on all candidates running in your district. Run by the National League of Women Voters.

Follow the Money

OpenSecrets is the website of the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money given to candidates and the effects of money on politics, public policy, and elections. Includes fundraising and other data on current members of Congress as well as data on money spent in various Congressional races, and also the candidates running for president. Includes information also on "dark money" and money spent by PACs (Political Action Committees), and other lobbying/interest groups. 

Books

We have created a list of books written by the candidates.  In the case of some candidates, we limited their listings to their most recent works.