Making Democracy Work

Voting Facts

A variety of interesting sources of voting information for all ages and interests.

  • USA.gov; Voting and Elections Page [Click Here]

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: Election Process [Click Here]

  • Vote411Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on all aspects of the election process. Here you can learn about candidates and issues and find links to additional sources of election information.

  • FactCheck.org On their web site you will find this mission statement:
    We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

  • FlackCheck.org provides information with a bit of levity. The mission statement includes this:
    Headquartered at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, FlackCheck.org is the political literacy companion site to the award-winning FactCheck.org. The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.

  • Rock The Vote Their mission statement is short and simple: Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country.