Elections
Political Know-How

http://www.co.bexar.tx.us/elections/
Consult the Bexar County Elections website.

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/
The Texas Secretary of State

http://www.lwvtexas.org/
Texas League of Women Voters
Voters' Guide

http://www.vote-smart.org/index.htm
Project Vote-Smart covers candidates & elected officials in 5 basic categories: Biographical, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, & interest group ratings. Type in zip code for a list of your elected representatives.

http://www.accd.edu/pac/lrc/index.htm
From the PAC Library's homepage click on "Web Subject Index"
and then on "Voter Information" for a list of web links.

http://www.e-democracy.org/us/
Good compilation of Election news, information and links to websites (candidates, polling, electoral college, etc.).

http://www.opensecrets.org/
"The online source for money in politics data" from the Center for Responsive Politics.

http://selectsmart.com/president/
Take an Issues Survey & see who is the best candidate for you.

http://www.factcheck.org/
Annenberg Public Policy Center (Univ. of Pennsylvania) monitors the factual accuracy of what is said publicly by major U.S. political players.

http://www.accd.edu/pac/lrc/index.htm
From the PAC Library's homepage click on "Web Subject Index" and then on "Voter Information" for a list of good web links.

ACCD/PAC Online Catalog

Search the ACCD/PAC Online Catalog for books, media, online books, etc. under such subjects/keywords as:

A Few Good Books
(with PAC call numbers)

Bishop, George F. The illusion of public opinion: fact and artifact in American public opinion polls. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, c2005. Call number: HN 90 .P8 B57 2005

Hernson, Paul S., ed. Guide to political campaigns in America. Wash., D.C.: CQ Press, 2005. Call number: JK 2265 .G87 2005 (reference).

Maxwell, Bruce. How to track politics on the internet. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2000. Call number: JK 1764.M39 2000

Moore, John. Elections A to Z. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, 2003. Call number: JK 1976. M57 2003.

Wattenberg, Martin P. Where have all the voters gone? Cambridge: Harvard U P, 2002. Call number: JK 1976. W38 2002

 

For magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, search databases like:

I.Scharf, 10/2008



Colby Glass, MLIS