have tried to give you a range of Web sites that deal with different
aspects of the election - from political parties, to campaign finance,
to media coverage, and more.
These links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians.
Online Databases (RHC Students
Web Site Links
League of Women
The League of Women Voters of California is a nonprofit
organization of women and men that neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The site provides voter
information and citizen education such as Easy Voter Guides in
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder
Election calendar, how and where to register and registration
deadlines are provided.
Voter Information Guide
Online version of the printed guide that is sent in the mail.
The guide has information about voting and the propositions.
The voter guide also contains candidate statements. The
propositions are listed numerically. Click on a proposition,
and click on arguments and rebuttals for pro and con arguments.
Federal Elections top
This is the DNC's Web site, with headlines and links to the party platform,
events, jobs, and news. Blog links, national local and
community links are provided.
This is the 'Grand Old Party's' (GOP) Web site, featuring
information on issues, individuals and party history, access
to blogs and campaign party contacts.
Third party/Independent Candidates
Project Vote Smart
Scroll down for list of presidential candidates, including third
On the Issues
ProCon.org is a (c)(3) nonprofit public charity that has
no government affiliations of any kind. Complete information on
all candidates and issues. Includes al party candidates as
well as candidates who have withdrawn from the race.
Election Center 2008
Up to date news on primaries and delegates as well as current
Congress.org is a service of Capitol Advantage and Knowledge
LLC, private nonpartisan companies. Enter your zip code to get information
on local candidates, positions, and issues, and ballot measures.
"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 'consumer advocate' for voters
that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S.
politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by
major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates,
speeches, interviews, and news releases."
OpenSecrets.orgponsored by the
Center for Responsive Politics - a non-partisan, non-profit research
group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and
its effect on elections and public policy.
The Federal Election
Commission prepared "this alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations,
initials, and common names of federal political action
committees (PACs) was prepared to help researchers readily
identify committees when their full names are not disclosed on
campaign finance reports."
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.
RealClearPolitics Poll Averages
This nonpartisan Website offers up to date links to all major
polls conducted for 2008 election candidates, as well as presidential
polls and congressional approval polls.
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.
Databases (Rio Hondo Students only) top
Published by CD Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly.
Contains reports on many current topics in the news. Search
under 'politics' or 'elections' or 'presidential elections' to find a listing of reports currently available in the database.
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues.
Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine,
academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents,
statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
Pro & Con
Published by the Congressional Digest Corporation.
Indexes state and federal court debates as well as the Congressional
Digest. Click on 'Pro and Con' on left of the screen, then browse
reports of debates under 'Government and Politics' or search by
'elections' or another topic in the search field.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
California government and politics annual
Call number: Ref JK8701.C32 2004-05
Elections A to Z (CQ's
American government A to Z series)
Call number: Ref JK1976.M57 2008
Voting in America : a
reference handbook (Contemporary
Call number: Ref JK1976.D53 2004
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following Library of Congress subject headings:
State governments--United States
United States--Politics and government
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Researched and evaluated by:
K. Bourgaize, Librarian 2/2000
last update: T. Shabelnik, Librarian 3/2010