Every Vote Counts! Election 2012 Resources

Ballot-Box-clipartStill trying to decide who you’re voting for in Election 2012? Often it’s hard to find the facts about a candidate or proposal, especially when negative TV ads and biased news sources don’t provide solid evidence for their claims. However, there are some excellent online resources to help you with your decision.

  • FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.  It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, “consumer advocate” for voters that monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.
  • Citizens Research Council of Michigan provides an excellent analysis of Michigan’s six ballot proposals. The CRC is nonpartisan and seeks to provide as much information about each proposal as possible.
  • League of Women Voters of Michigan has a nonpartisan voter guide for Michigan voters that categorizes candidates by district and provides Q&A with candidates for the US Senate and US House, as well as State House, State Board of Education, and nonpartisan offices such as the Michigan Supreme Court.
  • Vote411.org personalizes an online voter guide based on user-provided location information. All information is provided directly from candidates and is not analyzed or promoted by any organization.
  • This list was adapted from Michigan’s eLibrary Featured Election Resources.

The election is Tuesday, November 6! Get out and vote!

–Madalyn Muncy, Library Student Blogger

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