Free Voter Education Resources
For information about local and national elections, use the resources below. All of these website are free and available for all who want to learn more about elections, candidates and parties.
Alamance County Resources:
- Alamance County Board of Elections: If you live in Alamance County, use the Board of Elections website to find out information about voting and local elections. Sample ballots are available on the front of this website.
- To find out if you are registered to vote, CLICK HERE.
- To find out where your voting location is, CLICK HERE.
- To register to vote, you can visit your local library to fill out or pick up an application. Applications can also be picked up, taken to, or mailed to the Alamance County Board of Elections. You can also PRINT a blank form online and submit it in person or by mail.
State of North Carolina Resources:
- North Carolina State Board of Elections: For information from the State Board of Elections, use their website for information about all North Carolina elections, voter registration information, and more.
Other Online Resources:
- Ballotpedia: Ballotpedia is the “online encyclopedia of American politics.” It provides information about all state elections (federal and local), all candidates, public policies, and any current news.
- C-SPAN Video Library: The C-SPAN Video Library has over 223,000 hours of videos and is updated daily. Videos include speeches, debates, rallies, and more.
- Can I Vote: This website is created by the National Association of Secretaries of State and help you find information about voting in your area.
- The Commission on Presidential Debates: The CPD is a nonpartisan organization that sponsors and organizes debates for U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. It also contains information on debates dating back to 1858 along with transcripts of some debates.
- OpenSecrets: The Center for Responsive Politics created this site to allow people to research campaign contributors and financial information. Much of the data comes from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
- Political TV Ad Archive: Users can browse and view television ads for political candidates.
- ProQuest Politics Science Collection: For journal articles about political science and politics, you can access this database with your ACPL Library Card number and PIN.
- The U.S. Election Assistance Commission: A government website dedicated to educating everyone about elections. You can find Election Calendars, Voter Registration Forms, surveys/reports, and more.
- VoteSmart: This site provides factual and unbiased information about local and national election candidates. Although designed for K-12 teachers, this site provides plain language that anyone can understand.