With another presidential campaign season kicking off in earnest with the first state primaries this month, teachers no doubt will be looking for resources to help their students follow the events. Calling itself “a citizen’s organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making,” Project Vote Smart (PVS) contains information about thousands of candidates and elected officials, including biographies, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and performance evaluations. Students and teachers can look up information about candidates and use these findings for school projects or to help them make well-informed voting decisions. PVS also contains a feature called CongressTrack, which monitors recent federal legislation and even supplies a calendar for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In addition, users have access to voter registration forms for each state; contact information for state and county election offices; ballot measure descriptions for each state (where applicable); and links to federal and state government agencies, political parties, and organizations.

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