American Elections


American Politics: Tracking U.S. Government, Political Parties, Elections and Political News

The Web is the most efficient source for current information about domestic and international politics. This Guide teaches you about the U.S. government and the election process; tells you how to get politically involved yourself; and highlights the best sources for political news at home and abroad. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

U.S. Government

The following sites provide an overview of the U.S. government and how it functions. You'll learn ... read more »

American Political Parties

The Democrats and Republicans have had a longstanding rivalry in American politics. To learn more ... read more »

American Elections

Use the resources provided to learn about the nuances of the election process, read up on the candidates themselves, and to find out how you can register to vote.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Although some sites are great resources for general information about elections and issues, when it comes to accuracy and objectivity, nothing beats the comprehensive voter's guide that you get in the mail (even if it is as big as your phonebook).
  • The members of the Electoral College actually determine the winner in presidential elections, although their votes are dictated by the popular vote.
  • When you register to vote you can name a political party with which to be affiliated. Only registered party members can vote in a party's primary election.
  • Find out more about past and current elected officials in the "U.S. Government" section of this guide.

Dulcinea's Picks

To register or vote ...
For election law, the Electoral College, or voting history ...
To research a candidate or issue ...
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U.S. Political News

This guide shows you where to look for reliable and immediate coverage of national politics and ... read more »

World Political News

In this rapidly globalizing world, the impact of international politics has never been more ... read more »

Op-Ed News

Knowing the full range of facts and opinions makes you a well-informed and well-rounded citizen. ... read more »

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