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Election 2012
U.S. Presidential Election of 2012. News, information, resources about the candidates, their parties and campaigns, conventions, polls / statistics, and more.


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The Election Process: Election of the President and Vice President, Senators, and Representatives
For grades 3 to 5. From Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government. Here are links to web pages for other grades: grades 6-8, 9-12
Election Statistics
"Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published the official vote counts for federal elections from the official sources among the various states and territories. These documents, out of print for many years, have been collected and scanned in a format to make them once again available to researchers and students." From the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elections Vote411
One-stop source for information on local and national election issues.
The Living Room Candidate: Presidential Campaign Commercials
"The Living Room Candidate contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952."
Orange County Board of Elections
Help finding your candidates for local elections in Orange County. Includes Sample Ballots, Primary Election Results, Candidate List, Polling Place Listing, Elected Officials.
Opencongress.org
"OpenCongress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan public resource website. OpenCongress is a project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to encourage civic engagement." Search by Bills, Senators, Representatives, Votes, Issues and The Money Trail. Does not include local governments.
Presidential Elections Data (1828 - Present)
From the American Presidency Project
U.S. Electoral College
Frequently asked questions (FAQ), How Electors Vote, historical results, and links to election-related resources from NARA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
USA Elections in Brief
"A background guide to the entire U.S. electoral system, from federal, state, local, and primary elections to related topics such as polling and the role of the parties and the media." Adobe PDF format. From the U.S. Department of State.
VoteSmart.org
Locate your candidates for both local and federal offices by entering your zip code, address or candidate name. Includes voting records, issue positions, campaign finance ifnromation and more.
Voting and Elections
Sections include: Learn about Elections and Voting, Registering to Vote and Voting, Volunteering and Contributing to the Election Process. From USA.gov

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