Confused by the election process?

October 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Need to brush up on where candidates stand on key issues affecting your family? Yahoo! Life editor Heather Cabot has the answers with Election 101!

Resources for questions regarding the election: By Heather Cabot

Yahoo! Political Dashboard - One-stop shop for up to the minute national polling, state by state analysis and electoral map projections

Politico.com Swing State Map -- Get the 4-1-1 on which states are still in play for the Presidential campaigns and why. Interested in Congress? This is also the place to track your representatives on the Hill and the state of their campaigns.

Real Clear Politics.com -- Count down to Election Day with the nation's top political journalists and columnists. This comprehensive site "culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day." Think of it as a political junkie's best friend and a great place to cram if you haven't been paying attention this season.

866 Our Vote.org -- a non-partisan website devoted to educating voters about their rights and the voting process in their states. This organization received notice recently when Common Cause released a report raising concerns about emerging voter fraud and vote suppression schemes using the Internet.

FactCheck.org -- reviews statements made by both political parties and extracts the truth. By carefully reviewing the claims made in various debates and political speeches, the site helps you determine where candidates spin the truth and where they abandon it altogether.

Glassbooth.org -- allows you to pinpoint exactly which issues concern you most and then helps to identify the candidate who shares your concerns and views. The site clearly outlines the candidates' positions on topics including gun control, the environment, and the economy and then tells you how and where you match up with each.


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