Monday, October 3, 2016

Be an Informed Voter for the Presidential Election

Carter and Ford Debate Photo from White House Staff
The election for the President of the United States is a little more than a month away, so now is the time to get educated about the candidates. Remember, it's not enough to simply be a voter; be an informed voter.

If you have not registered to vote, the last day you can do so in Louisiana is October 11th.

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General information


A non-partisan site devoted to tracking candidate rhetoric and talking points as well as general news and information about the candidates.

Rock the Vote

A non-partisan site for general election information, state information, and voter registration.

Real Clear Politics 

A political site containing polling and other tracking information.

New York Times Interactive Tracker

An election tracker that provides information and links about each major party candidate.

Scholastic - Election: Everything You Need

Educational resources about the election, candidates, and teaching about the election.

Individual candidates

Hillary Clinton (Democrat)

Former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and lawyer

Donald Trump (Republican)

By Michael Vadon - →This file has been extracted from another file: Donald Trump August 19, 2015.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.0, 

Real estate entrepreneur, business manager, and television host

Jill Stein (Green Party)

By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0

Activist, medical doctor, and environmental health advocate.Website

Gary Johnson (Libertarian)

By Gary Johnson -, CC BY 2.0,

Two-term Governor of New Mexico, businessman, and author

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