Important Election Dates & Deadlines


North Syracuse & Liverpool Village Election
June 20, 2017
Polls are open 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Registration deadline for new voters:
(check back for deadline)
General Election
November 7, 2017
Polls are open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Registration deadline for new voters:
(check back for deadline)

Elections & Voting Information


Project Vote Smart

Organization dedicated to providing information on candidates and elected officials backgrounds, voting records, campaign contributions, public statements, biographical data (including their work history) and evaluations from over 100 competing special interest groups.

Vote411

Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund in 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

Debates.org

The official website of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has sponsored all of the presidential debates since 1988. Upcoming Presidential debate information can be found here.

Rock the Vote

The largest nonprofit and nonpartisan organization in the United States driving youth to the polls. The organization has pioneered ways to make voting easier for young adults by simplifying and demystifying voter registration and elections.

Fact Checking


Politifact

PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at bringing citizens the truth in politics. PolitiFact’s reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more, rating claims for accuracy, providing analysis of the claim and explanation of reasoning, along with links to sources.

FactCheck.org

A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They 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. 

Campaign Finance


OpenSecrets.org

Run by the Center for Responsive Politics, whose mission is to: “Inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives, Empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information, Advocate for a transparent and responsive government.”

FollowtheMoney.org

The National Institute on Money in State Politics is a nonpartisan, non profit organization that researches the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.

Federal Election Commission

Government agency that oversees the financing of federal elections.

Resources for Kids


Election 2016 (Scholastic News)

Kids visiting this site will learn about the election process, get up-to-date news, see the latest results on interactive maps, vote in polls, and read news from the campaign trail from our Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

iCivics

iCivics teaches students how government works by having them experience it directly. Through games, the player steps into any role – a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist fighting for local change, even the President of the United States – and does the job they do. Educational video games allow for concepts to happen to us. They convey information while teaching skills for effective civic engagement.

Suggested Books: Understanding Election Issues