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Ballotpedia - Local, State and National Politics

Ballotpedia : The Encyclopedia of American Politics

Ballotpedia is the online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. 



                   Ballotpedia : North Carolina

 North Carolina elections portal for 2016. Scroll down for information about what's on the ballotelection datesvoting, and more. 

Why You Shouldn't Trust the Polls

Quinnipiac University Poll   Surveys residents in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern.

Pew Research   It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.

RealClearPolitics   Aggregates polling data and calculates an average.

Gallup     Conducts regular public opinion polls.

FiveThirtyEight    Makes electoral college projections based on poll results aggregated from HuffPost Pollster, RealClearPolitics, polling firms and news reports.

HuffPost Pollster  Tracks thousands of public polls to give you the latest data on elections, political opinions and more.

Related Books

Political Parties : Crash Course Government & Politics

Commission On Presidential Debates


Commission on Presidential Debates  Includes present and historical debate information and transcripts. Also provides educational materials.

Election History

Presidential Elections (History Central)

The Presidents  (White House biographies also includes Vice-Presidents and First Ladies)


Database Suggestions

Look for information on the election process, political parties, campaign finance, electoral college, voting rights and more in the following databases.

Databases for Research Link



Political Parties : Official Websites

    Democrat Party (est. 1888) Official Website

    Republican Party (est. 1854) Official Website

            Libertarian Party (est. 1971) Official Website

      Green Party (est. 2001) Official Website

Electoral College and the National Archives

U.S. Electoral College

FAQs, About the Electors, 2016 Election, Historical Results and more.

What is the Electoral College

Federal Election Commission

 Federal Election Commission


Created in 1975, the duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.

Congressional Elections

U.S. Senate Elections   Contains historical information on senate elections from the time they were elected by popular vote. This is also where you can find information on Senators from the past to the present. (US Government)

House of Representatives Election Information  Provides information the the House of respresentative elections. Here you may see who is your representative, their political party, voting record, and who is up for reelection. (US Government)