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Because democracy depends on informed voters, here are some resources that can help you when you want to learn more about what’s on your ballot:
Ballotpedia is the nonpartisan digital encyclopedia of American politics and provides unbiased information on elections, politics and policy.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. They are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. FactCheck.org staff monitor 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.
PolitiFact is owned by the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies and prides itself on its nonpartisan political fact-checking with journalistic principles and standards. Their core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing.
Politifact (Missouri edition)
PolitiFact’s Missouri focus is made possible by their collaboration with the University of Missouri. Reporters and researchers examine statements by Missouri elected officials and candidates and anyone else who speaks up on matters of public importance.
Provided by the League of women Voters Education Fund, Vote 411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information. You can check your registration, find your polling place, and learn more about the candidates and issues you’ll vote on. The League does not support or oppose any candidates or parties.