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Massachusetts Statewide Ballot Questions

News / Analysis

  • FiveThirtyEight
    Created in 2008, a website that focuses on opinion poll analysis and projections, politics, economics, and additional topics. The website, which takes its name from the number of electors in the United States electoral college.
  • Campaign Finance 2016 | Wall Street Journal
    How much presidential candidates, their super PACs and other groups have raised
  • The Money Race | NY Times
    Candidates and the “super PACs” supporting them filed reports with the Federal Election Commission on their finances through the end of 2015, providing a picture of how the campaigns and other groups raised and spent their money last year


Resources for Massachusetts Voters

  • How to Register to Vote
    Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked October 17, 2012.
  • Where do I vote?
    If you live in Massachusetts, enter your address information and find where you go to vote.
  • How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
    Instructions on how to apply for an absentee ballot.
  • Voting for Students
    Students from out of state get help on deciding where to register and determining whether you need an absentee ballot!
  • Early Voting in Massachusetts
    Cast your vote before voting day. The early voting period will begin on October 24th and end on November 4th. Click here for more info including where to go in your town.

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Political Fact Checking

    A nonpartisan, nonprofit "advocate" for American voters, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Site monitors the factual accuracy of what is claimed by U.S. political figures through their ads, debates, speeches, and interviews.
  • Politifact
    Winner of Pulitzer Prize, PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter. An independent, non-partisan news organization.
  • Project Vote Smart
    Called the voter's self-defense system this site contains biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, campaign finance information on all politicians. A unique research center, non-partisan, nonprofit educational organization.
    The Center for Responsive Politics research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government
    Nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics in the U.S. Congress.

Guide by:

Tara Fitzpatrick

Social Science Librarian

Salem State University Library

Salem, MA 01970


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