This resource page is designed to add to the growing pool of information regarding student engagement and empowerment. The primary function here is to enhance awareness of issues connected to the electoral process via a compilation of links to websites and data from agencies and organizations that specialize in collecting objective, nonpartisan information. A special focus will be given to youth voting data, youth participation in the electorate, and how to become and remain engaged.
http://www.evoter.com . eVoter.com is the unbiased, non-partisan election information site where voters can instantly generate a personalized sample ballot, view candidate profiles, view endorsements, find polling places, request absentee ballots, and more.
http://www.factcheck.org . Factcheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
www.influenceexplorer.com. This site provides data on sources of funding (who is donating) behind each candidate. The theory is that if you donate money to a candidate you are hoping they will vote in your favored direction once in office.
www.vote411.org . Founded by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF), VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on everything including:
Absentee ballot information
Ballot measure information (where applicable)
Early voting options (where applicable)
Factual data on candidates in various federal, state and local races
General information on such topics as how to watch debates with a critical eye
Polling place locations
Voter registration forms
www.votesmart.org . Project Vote Smart is an issues database which tracks how candidates have taken a position on certain issues.
www.votesmart.org/voteeasy . VoteEasy allows you to enter your address and helps you to select a candidate based on how your stand on the issues. This site is a great way to find candidates who have aligned with your viewpoints on many different topics.
www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/links.html . This is published by the Office of the Federal Register is a resource page which includes links on voting, the electoral process, campaign finance reform, and links to each state government’s page.
http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/how_to_register.htm Georgia’s Secretary of State provides general information on registering to vote, including links to each of the country election offices.
http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/elections/voter_information/absentee_ballot_app%202012.pdf This is the application for an absentee ballot.
http://kennesawstate.wix.com/sga This is the official website of Kennesaw State University’s Student Government Association. There are multiple opportunities for students to get involved with SGA, including voting for senators and officers.
http://www.kennesaw.edu/student_life/rso.php The Student Life page lists all of the Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at KSU, including those that are politically oriented.
www.aacu.org/resources/civicengagement/voting_admin.cfm . The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. This resource page on college voting and participation is for campus administrators