Elections & Politics
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Information on Issues and Candidates
This nonartisan nonprofit site exists to increase public understanding of and lessen the deception in U. S. politics. FactCheck.org monitors the accuracy of political speeches, interviews, debates, and press releases.
MAPLight.org: Money & Politics: Illuminating the Connection
This nonprofit site explores the connections between campaign donations and Congressional voting.
National Governors Association
This bi-partisan organization serves as the collective voice for the nation's governors on national policy issues while also providing information on "best practices" regarding governmental policy.
On the Issues
Non-profit, non-partisan organization compiles information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet on candidates and issues.
OpenCongress brings together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, public comments, and more to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress. OpenCongress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan public resource website.
This site follows the money trail in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
Project Vote Smart
Non-partisan group gathering and distributing biographical history, voting records, campaign finances and promises and performance evaluations about elected officials and candidates.
Real Clear Politics
"Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. RealClearPolitics has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics."
CNN Election Center
CSPAN Campaign Network
MSNBC Decision '12
Roll Call ("The Newspaper of Capitol Hill")
Texas Voting Information
Texas Secretary of State Elections Division
The Texas Secretary of State is the chief elections officer for the State of Texas. The Elections Division provides assistance and advice to elections officials on the proper conduct of elections.
Texas Legislative Council: Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Information presented by the Texas Legislative Council on the proposed Amendments to the state Constitution.
Texas Legislature Online
Home page for the Texas State Legislature. Search for bills, legislative activity, statutes, voting records, etc.
Texas Open Government
By the same organization that created the OpenCongress webite, Texas Open Government is a free and non-partisan public resource for government transparency. Track bills, votes, and members of the TX Senate and House of Representatives. Follow the money trail and the issues you care about. Contact all of your elected officials.
Site created by the office of the Texas Secretary of State that provides important information on all aspects of the voting process.
Important 2013 Election Dates
April 11, 2013
Last Day to Register to Vote (May Election)
April 29, 2013
First Day of Early Voting (May Election)
May 3, 2013
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (May Election)
May 7, 2013
Last Day of Early Voting (May Election)
May 11, 2013
September 6, 2013
First Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (November Election)
October 7, 2013
Last Day to Register to Vote (November Election)
October 21, 2013
First Day of Early Voting (November Election)
October 29, 2013
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (November Election)
November 1, 2013
Last Day of Early Voting (November Election)
November 5, 2013