VOTING IN TEXAS:
Tuesday, November 6th: Federal/General
Early voting: October 22- November 2nd
Last day to apply for a ballot by mail in Texas is Tuesday, October 30th, 2012.
(The request must be received not postmarked by October 30th.)
WHO & WHAT ARE WE VOTING FOR ON NOVEMBER 6TH?
Voters Guide- English
Guia de Votantes- Spanish
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU TO VOTE- there are options
ID Required to Vote but NOT Photo ID
Early Voting & Voting by Mail scroll down this page and it will give you the dates for elections and early voting in Texas.
League of women Voters(Texas) Offers non-partisan voter education. (UPDATED)
Taylor County Elections Office Information on early voting, polling places, voting by mail and other options in Taylor County.
NOT FROM TEXAS?
Contact Your State The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides access state election Web sites, which include voter guides, registration information and deadlines, absentee and early voting dates, provisional voting information and polling place hours and locations.
All Declared National Candidates- scroll down the list is long (UPDATED)
Democratic - began September 3, 2012
Libertarian - began May 2, 2012
Republican - began August 27,
CHECKING THE FACTS
Factcheck.org: nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate organization that: "Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the norm of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases." A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Politifact: "A project of the Tampa Bay Times, this site uses scorecards, factsheets, and articles to review claims made by candidates (the Truth-O-Meter) and attacks from opponents (the Attack File)."
Snopes.com: "The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."
DATABASES WITH DAILY NEWS:
Chronicle of Higher Education
ISSUES & ANALYSIS:
American National Election Studies: Provides "data on voting, public opinion, and political participation to serve the research needs of social scientists, teachers, students, policy makers and journalists who want to better understand the theoretical and empirical foundations of national election outcomes."
Cook Political Report: An independent, non-partisan online newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns
Pew Research Center Reports on Election '12 "The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues."
Texas League of Women Voters: a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
TELEVISION & ONLINE NEWS SITES:
Election 2012 (ABC) Election 2012 (MSNBC)
Election 2012 (CBS) Election 2012 (NPR)
Election 2012 (CNN) Election 2012 (Salon.com)
Election 2012 (FOX)
IT IS A BRAVE NEW WORLD
YouTube Politics: Provides videos of questions, candidate responses, and
user-generated responses to the same questions asked of the candidates. Also
links to videos produced by individual campaigns.