BECOMING AN INFORMED VOTER

online resources 

FOR VOTERS OR  SOON-TO-BE VOTERS

League of Women Voters     www.vote411.org

This site, created by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters, is an all-in-one tool to compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, register to vote, check voter registration status, find your polling place, what’s on the ballot, information on upcoming debates, and see how issues affect your county and state.  Do you want to learn more about issues in your community?  “Search issues by state” is one of this site’s most useful functions!

Arizona Clean Elections     www.azcleanelections.gov

This site serves as the election hub for Arizona voting information, has an app with voter information, hosts candidate debates, and mails voter education guides to Arizona registered voters.  Interested in becoming a political candidate? This site will give you information on what to know before running for office and candidate training!

When We All Vote     https://whenweallvote.org

When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting and harnessing grassroots energy.  You can register to vote, find elections, and check out voting in your state.  Use this site to Pledge to Vote!

Issue Voter     https://issuevoter.org

This nonpartisan site gives you the power to share your voice in the political arena.  Start by selecting issues you have strong feelings about or want to learn more about.   When new bills related to your interests come up, you can offer your opinions, send feedback directly to your representatives and track whether or not they voted your way.  This site is a great tool to become more engaged on issues that impact you and your community!

Ballotpedia   www.ballotpedia.org

Ballotpedia is a nonprofit and nonpartisan political encyclopedia.  This comprehensive site covers federal, state and local elections, with calendars of dates, parties, candidates, platforms and information on voter ID, polling places, ballots and absentee voting, Supreme Court cases, and public policy.  If you are a government and politics geek, this site is for you!

Rock the Vote     www.rockthevote.org

Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people but it’s a powerful tool for any voter.  You can use this site to register to vote, check your voter registration status and polling place, sign petitions, and learn more about issues and state and federal elected officials.  Because we all lead busy lives, you can set up personal voting alerts on this site to remind you to vote!

Vote.org     https://www.vote.org

Vote.org, a non-partisan voter registration and turnout organization, uses technology to simplify political engagement to increase voter turnout and strengthen American democracy.  On this site you can register to vote, verify your voter registration status, pledge to register to vote, find your polling place, and set up election reminders.  Can’t vote on Election Day?  Request on absentee ballot on this site!

Who and What to Believe?!

Are you turned off or tuned out by all the information made by political candidates and elected officials?

Check out these sites!

FactCheck is a nonpartisan “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. It monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by politicians in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.  Are you concerned about a comment made by a politician?  Ask FactCheck to look into it!  The site also has a Debunking False Stories page.

 

Politifact is a nonpartisan fact-checking site that seeks to sort out the truth in American politics.  A Truth-O-Meter gauges the relative truthfulness of statements made by politicians.  You can search by subject, state (there’s a tab for Arizona), person, or truthfulness.  Are you concerned about climate change or the economy?  This site will help you sort out the truth!

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

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