VOTERS' PAMPHLET (Washington County)
This is the Washington County Voters' Pamphlet for the Nov. 8, 2016 general election. Use the link here (or the PDF file provided below) for information in completing the Mock Election Guide assignment (coming soon).
RESOURCE: Legislator Lookup (Find out which State Senator and State Representative District you are in and who represents you in Salem)
When you enter your address in this oregon.gov site, you can find out who represents you and to which legislative districts your address belongs: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/findyourlegislator/leg-districts.html
REGISTER TO VOTE HERE
Oregonvotes.gov is the home page for the State of Oregon's Secretary of State (currently Jeanne Atkins, but about to change as a result of this year's election). It contains just about everything you need to know about voting in Oregon.
From this page, you can either register to vote for the first time (as long as you are 17 and a U.S. citizen), or update your voter registration (for example, when you move to a new address or if you decide to change your party affiliation status).
TRACK YOUR BALLOT HERE
Track your ballot at any stage of the process (maybe it hasn't arrived yet and you're wondering where it is, or you already mailed it back in and want to see if the county elections board has received it yet). Pretty cool!
GET TO KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS AND CANDIDATES
Comprehensive sites for learning more about current legislators and candidates for office
Both of these sites are enormously helpful in providing tons of convenient information in one place for a citizen who wants to know more about their legislator. Go to search and enter the name of a legislator and you can find enormous amounts of relevant information. Govtrack, in addition, excels at providing information on current bills pending in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
To use Crowdpac to find out the ideological ratings of candidates, click on the magnifying glass and enter the name of the candidate.
This site has campaign fundraising and spending data (as reported by the FEC for the previous quarter) for all candidates at all stages of the election process.
PREPARE FOR THE DEEPER UNDERSTANDING PORTION OF THE UNIT TEST
Conservative and Liberal: Resources
BASICS OF PHILOSOPHY: Conservatism
BASICS OF PHILOSOPHY: Liberalism
DIFFEN: Conservative vs. Liberal
STUDENT NEWS DAILY: Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs (note: from 2005)
How the President is Elected: Resources
USAGOV POSTER: Overview of the Process
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS: How the U.S. Presidential Primary System Works
USAGOV: Presidential Election Process
BOUNDLESS: The General Election Campaign