Sunday, August 14, 2011

Presidential Election 2012

And so it begins... Another race to the White House is underway. Below are some basic sources on U.S. presidential elections, campaigners, campaign finance, the Electoral College and other resources available from government and non-government sites.

Federal Election Commission

2012 Presidential Form 2 Filers
(All individuals who have filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a 2012 presidential candidate)

2012 Presidential Campaign Finance
(Summarizes financial information disclosed by each Presidential candidate who has reported at least $100,000 in contributions from individuals other than the candidate)

2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions Alphabetically by State

2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions Chronologically by State

What is the Electoral College

Electoral College FAQs

Distribution of 2008 Electoral Votes

2008 Voting and Registration (U.S. Census Bureau)
(Information on reported voting and registration by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics is collected for the nation in November of Congressional and Presidential election years in the Current Population Survey)

American Presidential Elections
(Document by Allan J. Lichtman issued online by the American Embassy in Japan explaining how Americans elect their president)

Election of the President for Kids

Political Party Information

Open Directory Project
U.S. Presidential Elections
2012 Presidential Election

Gallup Pole: Election 2012
(Presidential polling questions, results, reports and comparisons over the campaign cycle)

United States Presidental Election 2012 (Wikipedia),_2012
Includes Links to Official Candidate Websites

ABC News (click Vote 2012)
CBS News Elections
CNN Election Center
MSNBC Politics
PBS Online NewsHour

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