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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

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California Ballot Propositions
This site has official ballot initiative information for the Office of the secretary of State. It links to the complete text and pro and con positions of all current ballot propositions, and also goes back to 1996. For historical information on California ballot propositions back to 1944, go to

California Voter Foundation
Find information on upcoming statewide ballot measures in their Initiative Watch, as well as links to sites of presidential, congressional, legislative, and local candidates.

This is a nonpartisan election information guide co-sponsored by the Center for Government Studies and the League of Women Voters Education Fund. Enter your zip code to get information on local candidates, positions, and issues, and ballot measures. Access debate videos and primary information and results.

Democratic National Committee
This is the DNC's Web site, with Campaign 2000 information and headlines and with links to the party platform, events, jobs, and news.

Follow the Money
This site monitors campaign contributions by individuals, businesses and special interest groups for many state elections.  Data are compiled by the non partisan group, National Institute on Money in State Politics, and is kept current.

Political Information
This search engine keeps tabs on over 5,000 Web sites covering politics and policy, with links to campaigns, issues, parties and more that are very current.
A current resource of comprehensive links to all the presidential, gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and Congressional candidates and political parties. This is an award winning nonpartisan site that includes a calendar of primaries and their results, links to sites on state races, and much more. It also provides links to the sites of many interest groups with contrasting positions on issue such as taxes, gun control, and free speech.

Republican National Committee
This is the RNC's Web site, featuring Campaign 2000 and information on issues, individuals and the party history.

Smart Voter
Nonpartisan election information offered by the League of Women Voters.  This excellent site allows individuals to find election information for their specific location.  Also presents statewide issues and will be updated regularly

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The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books:

California government and politics annual
Call number: Ref JK8701.C32 2002-03

Campaign and election reform : a reference handbook
Call number: Ref JK1976.U88 1997

Elections A to Z
Call number: Ref JK1976.M57 1999

Voting behavior
Call number: Ref JK1976.V67 1996

Circulating Books:

Congressional elections : campaigning at home and in Washington
Call number: JK1976.H47 2000

The essentials of American government : continuity and change
Call number: JK274.O263 1998

Government by the people
Call number: JK274.G66 2002c

Money rules : financing elections in America
Call number: JK1991.G553 2000

Nominating presidents : an evaluation of voters and primaries
Call number: JK522.G44 1989

Securing democracy : why we have an electoral college
Call number: JK1976.S43 2001x

State and local government
Call number: JK2408.B683 2002

The unfinished republic : American government in the twenty-first century
Call number: JK271.M55 1997

Voting behavior
Call number: JK1976.V67 1996

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Researched and evaluated by:
K. Bourgaize, Librarian 2/2000
last update:  E. Ball, Librarian 10/2003


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