Saturday, September 22, 2012

Elections Resource Page Has Presidential, State, and Local Election Information

Unless you have been hibernating in a cave, you probably know that we are in the middle of the 2012 Presidential Election. The Presidential nominations for the Democratic and Republican parties are incumbent President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Are you wondering who should get your vote on November 6, 2012?

The Social Sciences Department has put together a Subject Resource page to help you make an informed decision. Keep in mind that the general election is not only about the presidential election but also state and local elections. This subject page provides information about the presidential, state, and local elections, how to register to vote, where to show up on election day, resources on the issues that matter to you, where the candidates stand on those issues, and poll information leading up to the 2012 Election.

Remember the last day to register to vote is October 26.

Social Sciences Department
Central Library

2 comments:

Mike Hamilton said...

I noticed that your data displays of state and national political parties are limited to two lines. Being a Democrat, it doesn't really matter to me, but it seems like you're leaving yourselves open to some criticism that your site excludes the Republican Party's site from those listings. Seems like it would be an easy fix to add a couple of lines so that all 4 parties are included.

Melinda Shelton said...

Thank you for your comment, Mike. Our subject guides summary pages list the first two links under each subject subheading. To see the complete list, you have to click on the "More like this" link to view the complete list. The lists are in alphabetical order. For the state and national political parties, there are links to the Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican parties. Hope that clears things up! ~Melinda (BPL)