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General Election Resources

Elections ... The American Way
The Library of Congress put together this
great election web site about the role of
candidates and voters and how party
systems and the election process works.
State of Utah Elections Office
Get voter information, learn who the candidates are and register to vote.
Federal Election Commission
Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce federal campaign finance laws.
Project Vote Smart
This nonpartisan resource provides information on the voting records, positions, and interest group ratings of elected officials.
UEN's Election Resources
Learn about the voting process, who can vote, elections and the history of voting rights.
What Makes a Good President?
Presidential historians and other experts on the leadership qualities that make for success or failure in the Oval Office.
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Websites for Students

<empty>Ben's Guide to the Election Process
Ben explains the election process, including Presidential, Senate and Representatives elections and voter registration.
<empty>Be President for a Day
Explore the job requirements for the U.S. Presidency, identify the different people the President might meet with in an average
day and experience the President's typical agenda.
<empty>Inside the Voting Booth
Consider why it is important to vote, examine times in U.S. election history when one vote made a difference in an election's outcome and vote in a mock issues survey.
<empty>You're the Candidate
You're running for President. Do you have what it takes to win? Find out!
<empty>If You Were President
You make the decisions and talk to the press. Print out the resulting news story to see how you fared as President of the United States.
Elections 101
Your crash course on the elections - why voting matters, how the process works and resources for learning more.
<empty>Rock the Vote
For over 20 years Rock the Vote has be motivating young people to register to vote and to get involved in the political process.
PresidentsPresidents
Match childhood photos of past Presidents.
PresidentsCongress for Kids: Elections
This page provides information on Election Day, Voting, Political Parties, National Conventions, The Electoral College and more.
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Resources for Educators

<empty>Vote: The Machinery of Democracy
This web site looks at the history of voting methods in the United States and how ballots and voting systems have evolved over the years.
<empty>Mock Election: Teaching Materials and Activities
Curriculum materials to help educators discuss the election issues, such as energy, war and health care with students.
<empty>Library of Congress: Elections and Voting
Check out some of the election and voting related resources in the Library of Congress.
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Parent & Caregiver Resources

<empty>Bring the Presidential Campaign Home
Answer kids' questions about the campaign and find activities and resources to spark lively discussion.
<empty>National Student / Parent Mock Election
October 30, 2008 is Mock Election Day. Students and Parents are encouraged to go online and cast your votes.
<empty>Getting The Vote Out
You can help your tween participate in the election process.
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