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- Helpful Information for Voting
Important dates, voting procedures, early voting information, and lists of county election officials.
- Voter Information
Registration procedures, where to vote, ballot issues, frequently asked questions, etc. See especially the excellent guide to
- Register to Vote
(Registration deadline Oct. 7 for November 2002 Elections)
National Voter Registration Form
- What's My District? Who are my Representatives?
- Find your district numbers, who represents you, and what candidates you'll be eligible to vote for.
Find Your Incumbent
(Texas Legislature Online)
- Texas Redistricting
- Excellent maps and population figures. Shows how election and representation was affected by redrawing district lines. See also
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Census and Redistricting
from the Texas Secretary of State Office.
- Democracy Network
- Tracks elections from the national to the local level. Enter zipcode for customized ballot information. Convenient chart allows candidate comparison at a glance. Can read actual statements from candidates on individual issues.
- Voter's Guide (League of Women Voters)
- Lists all candidates for statewide offices and some Court of Appeals races along with written responses from candidates on comparative issues. Excellent, well established information source.
- Issues 2002
- Excerpted quotes from selected candidates revealing their position. Grid classifies opinions as liberal, conservative, progressive, or libertarian.
- Politics1 State Pages
- Good list of state election candidates with links to their positions statements. Most statements are from candidates own web sites. Also includes links to political parties, issues briefs, and news sources.
- Project Vote Smart
- Non-partisan organization dedicated to compiling factual information on political candidates and elected officials to create an informed citizenry. Enter zipcode for customized information. Site includes biographical information, voting records, campaign issue positions, performance evaluations by special interests, campaign contributions, backgrounds, previous experience, and contact information. Standardized questionnaire results help compare candidates and identify stance on issues. Extensive links to other resources. Excellent, well-respected site.
- Reporter’s Source Book
- Issue briefs on major political concerns. Each brief consists of an overview, pro and con arguments, and the public’s perspective. Invaluable for identifying major issues and for citations to public opinion polls. Lists advocacy groups on opposing sides of issues, many of which rate elected officials.
- AllPolitics Election 2002 (CNN)
- Features political analysis, balance of power issues, hot races, and zip code specific candidate news.
- Campaign 2002 (C-SPAN)
- Videos of state debates and campaign advertising
- Lexis-Nexis Universe
- Use "Guided News Search" category. "General News–Major Newspapers" and "U.S. News" includes regional papers. "Transcripts" searches media broadcasts and actual interviews with candidates. Good source for stories of lesser
- Political Wire
- searches dozens of news sites on the web for the latest political news and compiles them in an easy to read format. Summarizes stories from a variety of sources with links to the full story. Can search by subject or state. Cluttered with ads, but good site for getting an overview of news headlines.
- Washington Post--Elections 2002
For other states
- Emphasis on political analysis. Special features are key races, race ratings, polls, and state-specific news. Also sign up for free regular
Campaign Report Email
Contents updated 10-10-2002