Making Democracy Work

Voter Resources

These websites can be used for fact checking and to find information about candidates and policies.

http://www.lwv.org The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

https://myvote.wi.gov/ At My Vote: Find your polling place, see a sample ballot, get voter registration information, view your own voting record, and more. Information from the state of Wisconsin.

http://www.vote411.org Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

http://www.factcheck.org A nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

http://www.dividedwefail.org and http://www.aarp.org - for advocacy without endorsing candidates.

http://www.votesmart.org An organization of conservatives and liberals working together, researching the backgrounds and records of thousands of political candidates and elected officials to discover their voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations of them generated by over 100 competing special interest groups.

http://www.procon.org A nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is "Promoting education, critical thinking, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

http://www.opensecrets.org A nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy.

http://www.wisdc.org/ Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is a nonpartisan political watchdog group working for clean government and real democracy. To carry out this mission, WDC tracks the money in Wisconsin politics and works for campaign finance reform, media reform and other pro-democracy reforms.

http://www.midwestdemocracynetwork.org The Midwest Democracy Network is an alliance of political reform advocates committed to improving democratic institutions in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The Network includes state-based civic and public interest organizations as well as prominent academic institutions and respected policy and legal experts.

http://www.commoncause.org Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. Common Cause is committed to honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

http://www.Wisconsinvotes.org Find out how your elected representatives voted.

www.gab@wi.gov For tracking campaign finance