2012 Primary Election

Political Parties


 Voter Information

  • League of Women Voters  -  Established in 1920, the League of Women Voters encourage informed and active participation in government.
  • Project Vote Smart  -  A nonpartisan site which provides citizens with information on political candidtates and elected officials.
  • National Archives and Records Administration  -  The NARA Electoral College page is a wonderful resource on presidential elections.
  • MultiEducator.com  -  Covers the history of every U.S. national election, including popular and electoral votes, turnout, and a map of the states carried by each candidate.
  • Center for Voting and Democracy  -  Dedicated to equal representation and open access to voting. Covers runoff elections, proportional representation, and alternatives to the electoral college.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Voting and Registration  -  Collects statistics on voting and registration by a variety of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (race, age, socioeconomic status).
  • Project Vote  -  An organization working to increase participation by low-income, minority, youth, and other marginalized and under-represented voters through voter registration drives and get-out-the-vote programs. Project Vote also monitors election laws across the states.
  • Declare Yourself  -  A national nonpartisan and nonprofit campaign dedicated to energizing and empowering young voters.
  • Yolo County Elections Office 


Campaign Finance

  • Federal Election Commission  -  The FEC is an independent government agency created in 1975 to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act. Read about the rules and regulations which govern the financing of federal elections.
  • CQ MoneyLine  -  Using data from the Federal Election Commission, this website publishes the names of people who give elected officials campaign money and those who may be receiving preferential treatment.
  • The Color of Money  -  Examines federal campaign contributions, focusing on race and ethnicity to display the influence of money and how it can skew government policy decisions.
  • OpenSecretes.org  -  Research funding for all federal officials.

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