Voting & Elections

This nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate site monitors the factual accuracy of statements from major U.S. political figures. The site is sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Follow the Money
Follow the Money tracks political contributions in all 50 states and is published by the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

League of Women Voters of Iowa
The League of Women Voters of Iowa aims is to ensure citizens are informed about issues and prepared to play their part in community building and government. Through candidate debates, issue forums, community dialogues, online discussions and more, the League helps Americans arrive at answers to issues of local, regional, state, and national concern.

New Voters Project
This project and website is dedicated to encouraging newly eligible voters to get involved in the election process and to vote.

The OpenSecrets website has Information from the Federal Election Commission about campaign contributions to Congress, the political parties, and the presidential campaigns. The information is provided by The Center for Responsive Politics.

The Polling Report
This is an independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.

Project Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart has information on political issues, campaigns, and candidates, including voting records for both federal and state officials. Identify your representatives by entering your zip code. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in 5 basic categories:
  • Biographical information
  • Campaign finances
  • Interest group ratings
  • Issue positions
  • Voting records
Voter Information/First Time Voters
This site from the Iowa Secretary of State has a list of information on:
  • Absentee voting
  • How and where to register to vote in Iowa
  • Where to vote and how to find your precinct