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Elections Around the World

  • IFES's Election Guide
    Elections and electoral systems around the world. Reports available for comparison or analysis on the following issues: voter turnout, party and presidential candidate performance, and government structure.
  • Multi-Country Elections Data
    Very nice compilation of electoral data and electoral systems resources. From UC San Diego.

Elections - U.S.

  • 2012 Presidential Election Documents
    Speeches, press releases and statements from all of the 2012 presidential candidates. Also party platforms and debates from previous years (current platforms and debates will appear later on in the election season). From the American Presidency Project at UCSB.
  • Elections 2012
    From Vanderbilt University Library. A wealth of resources: primaries, caucases and conventions (see Green Papers), issues, campaign ads, campaign finance, political parties, voter participation & registration and more...See also their Elections & Voting page
  • American National Election Studies
    Data on voting, public opinion, and political participation. From Stanford and the University of Michigan.
  • Campaigns and Elections
    Information on voting records, political parties, election results, campaign finance and election reform, and more. From Columbia University. Print and web resources listed.
  • Election Assistance Commission (EAC)
    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission.
  • Election Maps and Data (1789-2012)
    A wealth of information from the American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara. See also Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections from David Liep.
  • Election Statistics: Resources from the Library of Congress
    This resource guide compiles a list of online and print resources that contain U.S. election statistics for both federal and state elections.
  • Elections and Campaign Finance
    Includes Election Statistics (the official vote counts for federal elections from 1920 to date, from the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives), and many more resources. From the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary
  • Factcheck.org
    Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Federal Election Commission
    Campaign finance reports and data, with maps and searchable databases. See also Open Secrets for more money in politics data.
  • Green Papers
    Provides facts and opinion. Includes current and historical election-related information.
  • Political Party Platforms 1840-2008
    Political Party Platforms 1840-2008, plus Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speeches 1880-2008, from The American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Biographical information, campaign finances, issue positions, interest group ratings, voting records, public statements. See also David Leips' Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections and Map the Candidates.
  • Virginia State Board of Elections
    See also Elections and Voting information for the states, with links to state election offices and state primary information.
  • Voter Information Center
    From the US Election Assistance Commission. Find voter registration sites, state election offices, state and congressional primary dates.

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