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Voter Registration Deadline (California): October 24, 2022
2022 General Election: November 8, 2022
UCI Libraries and Web Resources
Criminology & Political Science Librarian
Welcome to the Informed Voter Guide!
Hello! This guide was created with the new/ student voter in mind. This guide will point you towards resources that will not only help answer your questions about voting, but help you become more informed about the candidates and issues on your ballot. Voting is important and just like an assignment, you will want to do some research to be prepared for when you vote.
In this guide you can:
- Learn about the newspaper subscriptions the UCI Libraries provides (under "UCI Libraries and Web Resources box)
- Check your news source to see where it falls under reliability and bias ("Interactive Media Bias Chart" under "UCI Libraries and Web Resources" box )
- Look through the many resources where you can look up sample ballots (Ballotpedia & BallotReady), fact-checking sites that focus on politics (FactCheck.org & Politifact), and other resources that can help you decide the way you want to vote (Under the "Informed Voter Resources" box)
- find answers to general voting registration questions that are tailored towards new voters and student voters ("Voter Registration FAQ" tab)
Informed Voter Resources
These resources can help you find out more information about candidate(s) or initiative(s) on your ballot.
Ballotpedia is the digital encyclopedia of American politics, and the nation’s premier resource for unbiased information on elections, politics and policy. (Lucy Burns Institute)
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. (Annenberg Public Policy Center)
GovTrack.us began in 2004 as a project to use technology to make the U.S. Congress more open and accessible. (Civic Impulse)
Guide to Informed Voting
(American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
BallotReady provides personalized, nonpartisan information to voters in all 50 states. BallotReady is backed by the University of Chicago, the National Science Foundation, and the Knight Foundation.
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, OpenSecrets is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.(Center for Responsive Politics)
Non-partisan, fact-checks journalism (The Poytner Institute)
Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans. (Non-Profit Organization)
Citizen Literacy was created by Robert Detmering, Amber Willenborg, and Terri Holtze for University of Louisville Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License.