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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.
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.
What Makes a Good President?
Presidential historians and other experts on the leadership qualities that make for success or failure in the Oval Office.
Websites for Students
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.
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.
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.
Your crash course on the elections - why voting matters, how the process works and resources for learning more.
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.
Match childhood photos of past Presidents.
Congress for Kids: Elections
This page provides information on Election Day, Voting, Political Parties, National Conventions, The Electoral College and more.
Resources for Educators
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.
Parent & Caregiver Resources