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Online Resources to help you during the 2016 election !
Calling itself the “Encyclopedia of American Politics,” this is a one-stop resource to find a wide variety of campaign and political information at the local level. It includes over 230,000 entries written and curated by a professional staff of writers, editors, and researchers—all of whom strive for neutrality and a nonpartisan perspective.

C-SPAN Video Library 
An essential resource during election season and throughout the year, the C-SPAN Video Library offers more than 223,000 hours of video (just about everything that has ever aired on C-SPAN) and is updated on a daily basis. Historical content includes debates, speeches, rallies, and more. Users also have the ability to create custom video clips and share them with others.
Created and maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), Can I Vote helps people find information about U.S. elections in all 50 states, such as registration deadlines and guidelines regarding absentee voting. Visitors can easily find their designated polling locations and advice on what to bring with them when they vote.

  The Commission on Presidential Debates
A nonpartisan corporation that sponsors and organizes debates for U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. Users can access brief histories of debates dating back to 1858 along with transcripts of select events. The site links to C-SPAN’s video library for footage of recent debates.

Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State
Elections and voting information for the state of Connecticut. League of Women Voters
Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with our online voters' guide and much more! With the voters' guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day

  Newington Registrar of Voters
Primary information and voter registration information.

  Newington Town Clerk's Office
Absentee ballot information and voter registration information.


A British-based service that aggregates articles about national elections and related subjects. The site links to over 40,000 news outlets from around the world and is updated every few minutes.


A product of the nonpartisan research group Center for Responsive Politics, allows for searching and finding campaign contributors along with campaign finance data, reports, articles, and more. Background information on lobbying, interest groups, and political action committees (PACs) is easy to find.

  Political TV Ad Archive
Launched in early 2016 by the founders of the Internet Archive, the Political TV Ad Archive allows for browsing and viewing TV advertisements by specific candidates. Included are video ads only available via social media, along with downloadable data sets. A resources section links to several respected fact-checking organizations.

A product of the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, Politwoops follows members of the House and Senate from both political parties, displaying tweets that have been published and since deleted by local and national U.S. politicians and presidential candidates.

  U.S. Election Assistance Commission
With helpful products for voters such as election calendars and voter registration forms, the Election Assistance Commission also features access to surveys and studies about U.S. elections along with the National Voter Registration Act.

  Vote Smart
This one-stop resource provides factual and unbiased information on elections as well as local and national U.S. candidates and elected officials. The site provides data such as publications and speeches specifically designed for K–12 educators.