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Guide to the Elections: Voting Information & Fact Checking

A guide about local and presidential elections, the upcoming primaries, and California ballots

Fact Checking Websites

FactCheck.org 
”A nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” The site is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. They “monitor the accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form TV ads, debates, speeches, interview and news releases.

Politico.com 

PolitiFact.com from the Tampa Bay Times 
“Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter.”

Vote Smart 
Vote Smart is a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing information on candidates and elected officials.

The Washington Post's Fact Checker

General Guides & Voting Information

Registering to Vote 

Vote-By-Mail 

Vote411.org – League of Women Voters Education Fund 
Enter your address to get personalized voting information including the races on your ballot and side-by-side candidates’ positions. Also state-by-state information on polling places, ballot measures, early voting, etc.

Voter FAQs 

How to Vote in Every State (Video) 

Campus Vote Project 

Absentee Ballot 

Vote Smart Facts Matter
Biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, campaign finance information—“for all politicians, instantly.” http://www.votesmart.org/

League of Women Voters