Links, affiliations, and more!
Civics and Voter Education Links
- How a bill becomes law in New Jersey.
- How to judge a candidate. Provided by the LWV the US, good at all levels of government. Worth a read before the next election!
- National candidates and legislators -- nonpartisan information. Project Vote Smart. An excellent resource of information about national candidates and elected legislators. See positions taken, votes while in office, interest group opinions from all sides, and more!
- What is a Freeholder?
Government, elections, and moreBack to Table of contents
- Atlantic County
- Atlantic County Clerk.
- Atlantic County Board of Elections.
- Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections.
- Atlantic County Election results.
- Burlington County
- Burlington County Clerk.
- Burlington County Board of Elections.
- Burlington County Superintendent of Elections.
- Burlington County Election results.
- Camden City. See what there is to do in Camden!
- Camden County
- Camden County Government page. The "voter information" tab has voter registration, election results, & polling places.
- Camden County Board of Elections. Here are poll worker information and polling place lists.
- Camden County Clerk. Election results and candidate lists, vote by mail information, and non-election content.
- Camden County Election results -- Local results, plus links (on the left) to other election information.
- County/local office search engine. National. Works, but misses offices. Use with discretion. May be helpful.
- Gloucester County
- Gloucester County Clerk. The election services link has the election calendar and local candidates lists.
- Gloucester County Board of Elections.
- Gloucester County Superintendent of Elections. The election information link has election results and polling places.
- Gloucester County voter registration forms
- New Jersey: The official state page
- New Jersey -- Division of Elections
- New Jersey legislature -- State Assembly and Senate members, bills, and more.
- NJ polling places search
- NJ: Are you registered to vote? Enter your name and birth date -- it looks for you.
- NJ Voter registration forms.
- NJ Vote by mail application.
- Pennsylvania official state site.
- PA legislature with links to finding your legislator
- Pennslyvania - voting info.
- Pennsylvania -- find your polling place
- Pennsylvania -- are you registered to vote?
- Philadelphia -- official government site. Includes links to activities, restaurants, arts, and more!
- US House of Representatives official home page
- US Senate official home page
- USA official government site -- a wide array of federal programs and information.
- US legislation -- find bills by number or title.
- Vote 411 -- the LWVUS' "one-stop shopping" site for election information.
- Zip code search site
League and organization linksBack to Table of contents
- League of Women Voters of Burlington County
- League of Women Voters of NJ
- League of Women Voters of Philadelphia
- League of Women Voters of the US
- List of local Leagues in NJ
- ACLU - NJ -- The LWVNJ and the ACLU work closely together in monitoring elections each year.
- American Assoc. of University Women -- The LWVCC works closely with the AAUW, especially in our Running & Winning program.
- Anti-Poverty Network of NJ -- The LWVNJ is an affiliate of this anti-poverty organization.
- Delaware Valley Association of Rail Passengers -- Working for improved mass transit in the region, long a League concern.
- Delta Sigma Theta -- The LWVCC works closely with the local alumnae chapter of this nationwide sorority, which has a member as a representative on our board.
- United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia -- The League is a strong UN supporter. The LWVCC was a member of the UNA-GP at one time.
Nonpartisan Election/Candidate informationBack to Table of contents
- Vote411 -- LWV's election and candidate site. All national and state candidates are listed and questioned. Many county and local races included, often with questions (for example, the Freeholder and Sheriff candidates in Camden County).
- Vote Smart -- National surveys and voting records. Ratings by interest groups from left to right. Speeches by candidates. Funding sources. And more!
- Ballotpedia. -- Candidates, ballots, and numerous neutral articles about politics.
- Real clear Politics.com. -- News, editorials, polls. A feast for election lovers! The articles are from multiple sources from right to left.
- Politifact.com -- investigations to fact check all kinds of claims and statements. Check out their chain email investigations (on the "people" tab).
- Snopes.com -- one of the original fact checkers, not restricted to politics. They cover hoaxes, weird and viral stories, and more!
Voters Service and Education materialsMost of these are from the LWVUS. Entire section ADDED 9-2014.
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- Accessibility checklist
- Candidate forums - best practices. Mostly organizational issues such as rules about empty chair debates, with some suggestions for order of speaking and other tips.
- Discussion leader tips -- LWVNJ
- Discussion leader tips from the LWV of Fairfax
- Naturalization ceremony voter registration toolkit
- Voter registration best practices. See also the LWVNJ voter registration drive guidelines Why Vote? -- and -- Voters Rights in NJ A pdf flier on two sides
- Voter's rights in NJ (from the NJ ACLU)
Redistricting in NJ and elsewhereBack to Table of contents
The process of creating electoral districts after a census is little appreciated as a major factor in determining the fairness of our elections, both for parties (Democratic, Republican) and also for racial/ethnic groups. NJ has a fairly interesting process, with both strengths and weaknesses. California has an even more unique citizens' process. Here are some links to both:
- NJ apportionment Commission website for NJ legislative districts. Note that this process is complete for this decade.
- NJ Redistricting Commission website for NJ congressional districts. This process is also complete for this redistricting cycle.
- Discussion of NJ 2010 redistricting (NJ Spotlight)
- Brickner Report -- Eagleton's analysis of current redistricting in NJ.
- California's unique nonpartisan redistricting process . . . and the LWV CA's discussion of it (ADDED 9-2014).
- Brennan Center -- national analyses of redistricting and gerrymandering.
- Brennan Center's 2010 updated guide to redistricting.
- Suggestions to improve the process in NJ -- Brennan Center (Myrna Perez testimony 2010).
Vote security and election auditingBack to Table of contents
- Election Audits best principles from ElectionAudits.org.
- LWVUS Task Force on Election Audits 2009
- US Election Assistance Commission web site
Women's issues, rights and historyBack to Table of contents
- Center for American Women and Politics. Current information from Rutgers.
- New Jersey Women's history. A thorough and comprehensive site on women's history in New Jersey, maintained by the Alice Paul Institute.
- National Women's History Project. A fine coverage of women's history and issues at the national level. Check out the resource center link on the left.
- Women's International Center US Women's History page
- Timeline of women's rights and suffrage in the US
- Women in world history.
- Women's rights (and lack thereof) worldwide today
- Here's a nice history of women's suffrage with plenty of additional links at the end: The 19th Amendment.
- An interesting observation: Opposition to suffrage - from women!
- Madeline Bowne, a local 8th grader, did a nice video about women's suffrage, and won an award for it. Take a look, here.