- Minnesota voting
- Finding a polling place in Minnesota
- For students from North Dakota asking about how and where they should vote see ND document on student voting
Resources - from UofM Library & MINITEX "Researching the Candidates" webinar
Compare candidates for national, state, and local elections
- Project VoteSmart
Provides comprehensive information about candidates from issue statements to campaign financing.
- Brookings Institution
This series of charts outline the candidates' positions on the most critical topics facing America's next President.
- League of Women Voters - Minnesota * highlighted in presentation
- Select a Candidate * highlighted in presentation
Learn which candidate most closely aligns with your views. From Minnesota Public Radio.
- Congress.org * highlighted in presentation
Provides a comprehensive look at elections at all levels and provides key candidate positions. For current Congressional members, it provides legislative voting history. From Capitol Advantage and Knowlegis, LLC, two private non-partisan companies.
- On the Issues * highlighted in presentation
Ranks candidates on a variety of issues.
- Federal Election Commission * highlighted in presentation
Click on Campaign Finance Reports and Data to see candidates statements of income and information about campaign contributors.
- Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board * highlighted in presentation
All state candidates must file with the Disclosure Board regarding sources of income.
- Minnesota Legislators Voting Records
The source to see how current legislators voted in the past.
- Smart Politics
Focuses on upper Midwest politics. From the University of Minnesota.
Check the facts
- Factcheck.org * highlighted in presentation
Monitors the accuracy of candidate television ads, news releases, and speeches. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Open Secrets * highlighted in presentation
Follows the money through candidate contributions. From the Center for Responsive Politics
- Politifact.com Truth-o-meter * highlighted in presentation
Analyzes candidates' speeches, TV adds and interviews to determine whether their claims are accurate. From the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.
- Urban Legends Reference Page - Politics
Straight from the candidates and their parties
- Presidential Election - Official Candidates
- Major Political Parties
Candidates in the news
- New York Times
- Minnesota Public Radio
- Star Tribune
- ProQuest Newsstand
Provides indexing and abstracting for 150 full-text titles, plus another 200 regional news sources.
- LexisNexis Academic
Search hundreds of local, national, and international news sources.
- National Journal
The National Journal Online, the leading weekly covering politics, policy and government, provides non-partisan insight into issues, trends and people.
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