Voting and Elections


U.S. Government Sites

Federal Election Commission
The FEC administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act. The site contains campaign finance and election information.
Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Includes a Voting Assistance Guide for each state.
Voting and Elections
This site has links to sites on registering to vote, absentee voting, the electoral process, campaign financing and reform, contacting elected officials, absentee ballots, voting districts, volunteering and more.
National Archives and Records Administration
NARA coordinates the functioning of the Electoral College through the Office of the Federal Register.
The National Mail Voter Registration Form
The form enables you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States.
Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections.
Government Printing Office
The Government Printing Office offers a subject bibliography of available materials related to voting and elections.
The United States Census Bureau 
The Census Bureau collects information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.
Voting and Elections Pathfinder
This pathfinder is part of the Government Printing Office’s “Browse Topics Index.”

State of Illinois Sites

Illinois State Board of Elections

The Illinois State Board of Elections site provides data on campaign disclosures, such as  campaign financial information; elections information, including election totals and candidate filing information; and voting information, such as how to vote and how to register to vote in Illinois.


Nongovernmental Sites

The Bell
The  mission  of the Bell is to contribute to the public dialogue on Internet voting as well as to lead discussions on collaborative decision-making in general. The Bell intends to provide high-quality, non-partisan, timely and useful information regarding privacy, security, technology, voting, their markets and relevant policy issues.
Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project
The Voting Technology Project was established in 2000 to prevent a reoccurrence to the problems that occurred during the 2000 Presidential election. The site contains information on voting machines, including maps of voting equipment used by counties and an assessment of the reliability of voting machines.
The Center for Responsive Politics
The Center for Responsive Politics is a non-partisan, non-profit that tracks money in politics and it effect on elections. The center maintains, which allows users to find out who’s giving money to politicians and political parties.
League of Women Voters
The LWV is a grassroots organization that provides a variety of tools that help citizens get involved with the democratic process.


Compiled by the League of Women Voters.  Includes election information needs, national polling place locator, voter registration tips, important dates and information by state.


National Journal  

This is the gateway to the National Journal’s various publications. Some of these publications are also listed separately below.


National Journal Magazine  

The National Journal is a weekly publication covering politics, policy and government.


National Journal Daily 

This nonpartisan Congressional news service is published twice-daily.


The Hotline 

This daily publication tracks American politics and political campaigns.

CQ Electronic Library  

CQ’s gateway for a number of publications that cover politics. These publications are also listed below.


The CQ Researcher 

This publication provides in-depth analysis on the most current and controversial issues of the day.


CQ Weekly  

This source covers current Congressional news and bill status.


Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
Provides maps of past presidential elections from 1789 to present.
Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart offers information on political candidates, campaign finances, special interest groups, voting records, and a wealth of other information pertaining to elections and voting. From the non-profit organization The Center for National Independence in Politics.
The Election Center
The Election Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and improving democracy. Its members are government employees whose profession is to serve in voter registration and elections administration.
The Constitution Project
The Constitution Project is a bipartisan nonprofit organization that seeks consensus on controversial legal and constitutional issues through a unique combination of scholarship and activism.
Student Voter ID Requirements
The website has a map and shows where student id cards are acceptable for voting.

International Sites

Electoral Assistance Division of the UN Department of Political Affairs
This site has comprehensive information about the UN’s role in assisting international elections.
The National Democratic Institute
The National Democratic Institute (NDI) is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. The NDI works in a number of countries to help establish free and fair elections.
The Carter Center Democracy Program
The program works worldwide for the development of democratic societies as the best way to promote human rights, achieve sustainable economic development, and resolve conflicts peacefully. The Carter Center helps to achieve these goals by providing election-monitoring in a number of nations.