Voter and Election Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Seven school districts, two intermediate school districts, two cities and one library district in the Kalamazoo region have ballot questions or candidates before voters on May 6th.

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Databases (most require KPL library card)

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to Mel.org
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).

MeL Michigan eLibrary

Magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books provided to Michigan libraries and Michigan residents at home with their Michigan Driver's License or ID or from libraries in Michigan.  Also includes links to Michigan related websites.

NetLibrary

Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

New York Times Index

All full text. The daily newspaper New York Times 1995-present.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Congressional Digest

CQ Researcher

Current History

Foreign Affairs

Inside Michigan Politics

Kiplinger Washington Letter

U.N. Chronicle

Z Magazine

Community Resources

A. Philip Randolph Institute

Democratic Party - Kalamazoo County

League of Women Voters of the Kalamazoo Area

Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan

Republican Party of Kalamazoo County

Websites

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office Voting Information

Information on current elections, local and state-wide.

Kalamazoo Area League of Women Voters

Includes non-partisan information for Michigan state and county elections, as well as candidates' responses to questions posed by the League of Women Voters.

Voting Information for Kalamazoo County

Find out where to register or if you are already registered to vote.  Includes contact information for Kalamazoo County and Local Clerk's  Offices.

Michigan

Citizens Research Council of Michigan

A private, not-for-profit public affairs research organization that provides nonpartisan analysis of state and local government organization and finance in Michigan.

League of Women Voters of Michigan

This site features an overview about the organization, their function, and political information resources.

Michigan Democrat Party

The online headquarters of the Michigan Democratic Party features information about elected officials, voting, elections issues, events, news, and much more.

Michigan Election Information-Secretary of State

Access this site for information about elections in the state of Michigan.

Michigan Republican Party

The online headquarters of the Michigan Republican Party features information about elected officials, voting, elections issues, events, news, and much more. 

Michigan Voter Information Center

Find out if you are registered, where to vote, see a sample ballot for your address, and much more.

Publius.org

Michigan voters can find their ballot, polling location, and links to candidate websites. Simply type in your name.

National

Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization that conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United States and around the world. 

Electoral College - National Archives & Records Admin

A variety of information and statistics on presidential elections, past and present.

Fact Check. org

Annenberg Political Fact Check is a nonpartisan organization, that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.  It monitors the factual accurancy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. 

Green Party

Includes platform, philosophy, issues, candidate information, and published literature.

Center for Responsive Politics - OpenSecrets.org

Tracks political action committee contributions, campaign finance information, and the relations between money, politics, and special interests.

PolitiFact.com

PolitiFact is a project of the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly to help find the truth in the presidential campaign.

Roll Call

The newspaper that charts the cultural and political issues on Capitol Hill.

Vote Smart Web

Information about political candidates and elected officials in five basic categories, including biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and interest group ratings.

Vote411

League of Women Voters one stop source for election related questions.


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