Presidential election years always bring renewed interest in politics. We've created this page to help you find the best and quickest sites for information related to the elections, candidates and voting.
With the election just around the corner, how do the two presidential candidates lineup on the issues?Leading Issues Election 2012
Books for Adults
The two Americas : our current political deadlock and how to break it
by Greenberg, Stanley B
Tells how each party is trying - and failing - to control the country, and introduces the interest groups at the center of our political system.
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Register to Vote at the Library (http://lvccld.org/about/locations.cfm)
Go to your local library and request a prepaid mail-in form, which you can take home to fill in, it's the best way to register to vote!
This form must be postmarked by <b>October 6</b> for the 2012 Presdiential election.
Clark County Election Dates and Times (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Pages/Dates.aspx)
Information about when local voting happens.
Clark County Early Voting (http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Pages/EV.aspx)
Why vote early? Where can you vote early?
Las Vegas Review Journal Elections Information (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3141917)
Local news about all elections. Includes link to RJ's voter guide, and Judging the Judges information.
League of Women Voters Smart Voting Guide (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3141917)
See all the candidates, the issues. Make smart choices!
Reno Gazette Journal Elections Information (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3141917)
News from closer to Carson City.
Project Vote Smart (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3129376)
A citizen's organization that supplies abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information about the candidates. The site covers candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.
Real time media analysis from the Columbia Journalism Review: " CJR Daily critiques the media and examines the forces - political, economic, technological, social, legal - that affect press performance for better or worse." Is the media giving you the whole, straight story?
Fact Check (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3129376)
A non-partisan website that critiques political advertising. It's managed by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Independent American News (http://www.independentamerican.org/)
Independent News for Independent Americans.
Open Secrets (http://www.opensecrets.org/)
"Your guide to the money in US elections." The unbiased Center for Responsive politics provides Open Secrets that has comprehensive information about issues related to campaign finance.
Politics 1 (http://www.politics1.com/)
Politics 1 has state by state information, a directory of political parties, an elections calendar, statistics, issues discussion and essays.
PolitiFact Check Com (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3129376)
Home of the Truth-o-Meter
State of Nevada Elections Division (http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/)
Information about all state-wide voting.
Green Party of the United States (http://www.gp.org/index.php)
National Democratic Party (http://www.democrats.org/news/blog)
National Republican Party (http://gop.com/our-party/)
National Tea Party (http://www.teaparty.org/)
Nevada Democratic Party (http://www.nvdems.com/)
Nevada Green Party (http://www.nevadagreenparty.org/)
Nevada Libertarian Party (http://www.lpnevada.org/)
Nevada Republican Party (http://www.nevadagop.org/)
Nevada Tea Party (http://teapartynevada.org/)
Rock the Vote! (http://www.rockthevote.com/home.php)
Dedicated to protecting freedom of expression, and empowering young people to change their world!
Electoral College (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3139066)
Presented by the National Archives and Records Administration, this website explains the Electoral College, what it is, what it does and how it has voted.
From the Primaries to the Polls (http://lvccld.libguides.com/content.php?pid=381843&sid=3139066)
America's presidential nominating process is inherently unfair and exclusive, yielding undue weight and privilege to the states that vote in the earliest rounds. More and more states are beating down the door to vote earlier, trying to redress the inequity on a state-by-state basis. In the ensuing free-for-all, the presidential primary schedule has become so front-loaded that the anointed front-runner with the biggest war chest in each of the major parties is the de facto nominee. The primaries are becoming mere noise and pageantry, as the national conventions have been for several decades.
Finding Government Information (http://www.lvccld.org/library/hot_topics/topic.cfm?guideID=24)